What we do and why
Dignified, affordable abortions are a legal right, but they are economically out of reach for many. We believe that the right to abortion is meaningless without the ability to pay for it. No one should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term because they cannot afford medical fees and related expenses.
ARFWM’s primary commitment is to people in the counties of Western Massachusetts, but we also respond to needs elsewhere in the country, especially in areas where restrictions on abortion are causing danger and hardship.
How you can help
We are an all-volunteer organization founded in Amherst in 1988. We continue to rely on contributions from the Pioneer Valley community. With your help ARFWM can continue to be a vital resource for the people who seek our support.
Every donation matters and contributes to a collaborative effort from multiple funding sources to support access to an abortion procedure. First trimester procedures typically cost $650. Later abortion procedures may cost from $1000-$8000, before lodging and transportation costs. Your contribution may allow someone to continue to pay their rent while taking care of their procedure costs.
Who receives our funds?
We encourage you to read the stories at We Testify, an organization supporting people who have had abortions to share their stories, including those who needed support when navigating barriers while accessing abortion care.