Abortion Fund of Ohio - About

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The information on this page is updated & accurate as of 9.22.22 at 11:00 am. We will update this page as we receive new information. 

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 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!). 

 

BIG NEWS! A Hamilton county judge blocked Ohio's 6-week abortion ban for another 14 days, restoring access across the state. Abortion is currently legal in Ohio through 21 weeks gestation until 10/12.

 

Info to know when the ban returns to effect:

The ban requires patients to undergo tests to detect fetal heart tones prior to an abortion. If any cardiac activity is detected, abortion is prohibited except when there is serious risk of death or substantial impairment of a major bodily function. You can find more information about the enacted bill on the legislature’s website here

Photo of two volunteers smiling with signs that read, \If you need an abortion—time is ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL. For example:

  • At six weeks, many folks don't know that they're pregnant
  • This ban will decimate access to abortion in the state
  • Providers could be prosecuted for performing abortions
  • Studies shows that restricting access to abortion only harms our communities
  • This ban does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest

 

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 AFO and Abortion Funds

Abortion 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

We provide financial assistance and practical support (transportation, housing, and more) to help patients afford contraception, emergency contraception, and abortion services. We distribute funds to clinics throughout Ohio. These clinics, in turn, use the funds to provide financial assistance to those in need. Since 1992, Abortion Fund of Ohio has helped thousands pay for their reproductive choices.

What About Ohio's Proposed Total Abortion Ban?

Ohio’s proposed total abortion ban, House Bill 598 (also SB 123), is still in committee hearings. HB 598 has been heard in the House Government Oversight Committee three times thus far. While passing a ban can (and has previously) go quickly, the Ohio Legislature is currently on summer recess, meaning that they’d need to reconvene for a special session if they were to come back before the fall session begins in November. Stay up-to-date by following ourselves and our partners for credible, accurate information on abortion access in Ohio. 

About Funding Abortion 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 (formerly WWHO/O) 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


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You can follow along with AFO to keep up-to-date on the latest news on abortion in Ohio. Find resources on funding and practical support on our website, sign up for our email list, check out our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for daily updates.

AFO also partners with a number of amazing local, state, regional, and national organizations that you can depend on for accurate information on abortion, resources, events, action items, and more. You can find a full list of our partners on our website here

For a short list, here are just a couple orgs that you can look to (A-Z):

 

Abortion Clinics Currently Open in Ohio

Below are the clinics currently open within the state of Ohio. Because of limits within the state, you may need to schedule an appointment with a clinic in another state. You can use trusted sites like I Need An A and Abortion Finder to locate a clinic that meets your current situation.

 

 

Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati & Dayton)

1401 East Stroop Road
Dayton, OH 45429
937-293-3917 or 800-672-6810
2314 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-287-6488

 

Northeast Ohio (Cleveland/Akron Area)

25350 Rockside Road
Bedford, OH 44146
440-232-9732
2127 State Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 
(330) 923-4009
3461 Warrensville Center Rd
Suite 202
Shaker Heights, OH 44122 
(330) 923-4009
12000 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44120
216-991-4000 or 877-PRETERM (773-8376)

 

Central Ohio (Columbus)

6721 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
614-251-1800
*Medication Abortion Only
3255 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43213
614-222-3531 or 800-303-7106

 

Northwest Ohio (Toledo) 

1160 West Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43612
419-478-6801 or 800-458-7775
*Medication Abortion Only

 

Abortion Finder

The following widget is from Abortion Finder. You can use this website to find a clinic that can perform abortions at your stage of gestation.