The cost of a first trimester abortion can be more than many people live on in a month. People forgo food, risk eviction, and pawn their possessions as they attempt to raise money for an abortion. Some are forced to continue the pregnancy, abandon their education, and stay trapped in poverty. For many, what may seem like a small amount – often less than $100 – can make all the difference to a person struggling to make ends meet, allowing them to afford the reproductive health care they desperately need.
Abortion Access Network of Arizona (AANA) is Arizona’s only independent abortion fund. We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping women afford their reproductive choices. AANA raises money for people of every age, ethnicity, and cultural background who are unable to pay for either emergency contraception or a safe and legal abortion.
Here is what the women we have serve have to say about AANA:
“I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it weren’t for AANA’s help. I am immensely grateful.”
“Your advice and support made all the difference.”
“I cannot express how thankful I am for AANA. I was scared and running out of options, but you helped me so much and put my mind at ease. I never thought in a million years that I would be in this situation, but I was. I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without organizations like AANA. I was able to keep my appointment and, as hard as this decision was for me to make, I feel a little relief not only for me but for my family as well. Again, thank you!”