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Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund

In 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court upended the legal landscape around abortion when it overturned Roe v. Wade. Those who get caught up in this post-Roe legal chaos because they sought abortion care or helped someone else obtain an abortion can now seek help from the Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund.

The fund is designed to help people pay for certain legal expenses they are facing because they are Abortion Patients or Supporters—individuals and entities who sought abortion or helped someone obtain an abortion or information about abortion care.

We believe that anyone who has needed abortion care or helped someone obtain it deserves legal representation, regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to expand the resources available for this purpose for those who cannot otherwise afford to defend themselves. 

This page contains resources for Abortion Patients and Supporters.

Abortion Patients include any individual who has sought abortion, information about abortion, or assistance obtaining an abortion.

Abortion Supporters include individuals or organizations that have tried to help someone seeking an abortion. You could be an abortion supporter, for example, if you:

  • – are an abortion fund or work for one, 
  • – are a practical support organization or work for one, 
  • – are a friend or family member of an abortion patient, or
  • are a teacher or social worker, 

and have in any way helped someone obtain an abortion or information about one.  


If you are an abortion provider seeking legal resources, please contact the Abortion Defense Network.


Have you sought information about or access to abortion?

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Have you helped someone obtain an abortion or information about abortion? 

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Do you represent someone who has gotten an abortion or helped someone else get one? Do you want to learn more?

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Support the Abortion Access LDF

Resources on this site are provided for your convenience only and some include links to third-party sites not under the control of the Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund or National Women’s Law Center, neither of which are responsible for the availability or content of these third-party resources.


The Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund LLC is wholly owned by the National Women’s Law Center.

By providing this information to you, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund (Fund) are not becoming your attorneys.  Filling in the form also does not mean that NWLC or Fund is becoming your attorney. Providing information to NWLC or Fund will not create an attorney-client relationship unless NWLC/Fund expressly agrees to represent you.

Please do not provide NWLC or Fund with privileged information. We will keep the information you provide in the form confidential to the extent allowed by law.

Please use the form to have an attorney request assistance.  Though we cannot guarantee assistance, we will review the requests and make decisions at our sole discretion. Please do not come to our office to request assistance; we do not conduct in-person interviews. 

If you have questions, please contact us.