Women’s Medical Fund (WMF) protects and expands abortion access for low-income people through direct service and advocacy.
We support folks living in poverty who need access to abortion today by providing counseling and emergency financial assistance. We support people in the future through advocacy to lift the bans on insurance coverage for abortion.
In 1976, Congress banned federal Medicaid coverage for abortion through the Hyde amendment. Then, in 1985, Pennsylvania prohibited state Medicaid coverage for abortion. Since then, WMF has provided funding to thousands of women and teens struggling to get by. For those enrolled in Medicaid, the out-of-pocket cost of an abortion – roughly $400 to $3,000 – can be insurmountable. To make matters worse, in the last five years, politicians have passed a variety of laws that make abortion further inaccessible.
WMF relies primarily on the support of individual donors to fulfill our mission.