It is best if you can make your appointment before you call the hotline so you know where you are having your abortion and how much it will cost. We typically fund $25-150, but can make exceptions for special circumstances.
Determine how many weeks pregnant you are
Abortions cost different amounts, depending how far along you are. Typically, abortions under 12 weeks cost between $450 and $650. West Fund can help alleviate the burden of this cost, but unfortunately we can only cover a portion of each procedure. Estimate when you might have gotten pregnant by determining your last menstrual period or using an online calculator. If you cannot remember, most clinics will provide ultrasounds to help you determine your exact gestational week.
Call a local clinic and make an appointment
Patients must already have an appointment at an abortion clinic in order to receive any funding from West Fund. We work with a few local clinics (listed here). If you are unable to go to one of our local clinics and are elsewhere in Texas, find the abortion fund that serves you here.
Assess your financial situation
Calculate how much money you have for your abortion. When is your next paycheck? How much do you have in savings? Can you borrow money from anybody? Unfortunately, West Fund is donor funded and we do not have enough money to pay for abortions in full, so we still need your help reaching your needed amount. Your helpline representative may ask you financial questions, so please be prepared to answer questions about how much money you need to complete the procedure.
We will do everything we can to help you, and there are other organizations that can help you get the funding you need. We are currently funding people living in Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez and having the procedure in El Paso or New Mexico. If you have any questions about the process or how to get the money you need for your abortion, please call West Fund's helpline 915-213-4535 or 915-213-4578 (en Español). We will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 48 hours.