Abortion is safe, legal, and protected in Washington state.
- Abortions are legal up to the point of fetal viability (as determined by a provider) or to protect the life or health of the pregnant individual.
- No waiting periods are required to access an abortion.
- People of any age have the right to independently consent for their own abortion care – parental involvement is not required.
- You do not have to be a state resident nor a citizen of the United States to get abortion services here.
We recognize that access to abortion care varies by state and the financial burden it may cause having to travel to receive quality healthcare. If you are choosing to travel to Washington state for abortion services, there are resources available to you.
NWAAF funds people traveling within, to, or from the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. For financial help from NWAAF, please call their hotline at 1-866-NWAAF10 (1-866-692-2310) or apply for help at Northwest Abortion Access Fund (nwaafund.org)
The National Abortion Hotline Fund has funding available for people seeking abortion care. Please call the NAF Hotline for more information and to see if you qualify for funding assistance at (800) 772-9100 or visit prochoice.org/patients/naf-hotline/
Travel costs and logistics may cause barriers in getting to your appointment, however there is support in assisting with a safe place to stay, a way to get to and from the clinic, and other travel needs.
The Brigid Alliance supports individuals who are seeking an abortion and are currently 15 weeks pregnant or more. If you have an appointment and need help with travel, food, or lodging visit brigidalliance.org.
WRRAP is a nationwide, independent abortion fund providing help for individuals in all 50 states, while abiding by all laws and regulations. WRRAP plays an important role in funding abortion services for individuals when health insurance may not cover the cost of the abortion, or when there are other obstacles in the way of care that increase the cost. Visit wrrap.org for more information.
We are proud members of professional associations committed to providing high-quality abortion care.