Need an abortion? We can help!
If you are an Ohioan seeking abortion access out of state due to restrictions or are at risk of missing your appointment because you don't have the funds, transportation, or are experiencing other logistical issues, please visit our help page for resources, fill out our intake form, or call or text our intake line at 614-300-7811 (note: this line is a return system only, meaning you will need to leave a voicemail to receive a call back!).
If you are looking for legal assistance, please see our Legal Access Program page.
Is abortion legal in Ohio?
Yes! Abortion is currently legal in Ohio up through 21 weeks and 6 days gestation. Gestation is determined from the first day of your last period. You can use Abortion Finder to both determine gestation and to find a nearby clinic that can help you at that gestation.
If you thought abortion was banned at 6 weeks in Ohio, you're not alone! Many folks don't know that a judge blocked Ohio's 6-week abortion ban in court in 2022. That block is only temporary, but for now, Ohioans can access abortion at or before 21.6 weeks.
Where can I get information about self-managed abortion or abortion pills in Ohio?
Information on safe, effective self-managed abortion via medication is available at the following sites:
Plan C pills - includes information and resources about medication abortion, including how and where to access medication abortion pills, and other general educational info.
Miscarriage and abortion hotline - confidential hotline of licensed healthcare providers available to answer (call or text) medical questions during your miscarriage or abortion. 5am-11pm PT/8am-2am ET 833-246-2632.
Repro Help Line — Managed by If/When/How, provides free & confidential legal information and support to help folks navigate laws on in-clinic abortion, self-managed abortions, and judicial bypass (for folks under 18).
Self-Managed Abortion; Safe and Supported (SASS) - this website provides information about how to use abortion pills to end an unwanted pregnancy, with or without a clinician.
Reprocare - Anonymous healthline that provides peer-based emotional support, medical information, and referrals to people having an abortion at home with pills. (Available call/text in Spanish & English).
About Abortion Fund of Ohio & the National Network of Abortion FundsAbortion Fund of Ohio (formerly Women Have Options (WHO/O)) is Ohio’s statewide abortion fund. Founded in 1992, we are an organization dedicated to helping Ohioans afford their reproductive choices. We believe that everyone should be able to make their own reproductive decisions—and we work to make that a reality in Ohio. We are a founding member of the National Network of Abortion Funds, which includes more than 100 abortion funds around the United States and overseas.
What We Do
- Many of our clients have Medicaid, but Medicaid does not cover abortion care in Ohio.
- We serve people who have an appointment at abortion clinics in Ohio.
- Patients access assistance through our partner clinics in Ohio during their initial visit to the clinic or through our intake
- All of our funds come from private donations and foundations.
How to Support Abortion Access & Abortion Seekers in Ohio
100% of AFO'S grassroots funds go directly back to our communities. Our staff & administrative costs are maintained by private grantors and supportive foundations. So far this year, AFO has already doled out hundreds of thousands in individual pledges & in-clinic grants to clinics both in and outside the state. Ohio has three funds that you can support:
- Abortion Fund of Ohio is Ohio’s statewide abortion fund
- Aggie Fund is a Toledo-based fund (serves folks in NW Ohio)
- Preterm is a Cleveland-based fund (serves folks in NE Ohio)
Get Involved & Find Accurate, Updated Information on Abortion Access in Ohio
For a short list, here are just a couple orgs that you can look to (A-Z):
- American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU of Ohio)
- Ohio Women’s Alliance (OWA) & Ohio Women’s Alliance Action Fund (OWAAF)
- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
- Preterm - Cleveland
- Pro-Choice Ohio
- National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)
- Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT)
- Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE)
Abortion Clinics Currently Open in Ohio
Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati & Dayton)
Northeast Ohio (Cleveland/Akron Area)
Central Ohio (Columbus)
Northwest Ohio (Toledo)
Finding Clinics Near You
Google and other search engines can be misleading & show organizations that do NOT provide abortions. We recommend using either Abortion Finder or I Need An A for free, verified lists of clinics that can perform abortions at your stage of gestation.