Who We Are
Women Have Options (WHO/O) is Ohio’s statewide abortion fund. Founded in 1992, we are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping women afford their reproductive choices. We believe that every woman should be able to make her own reproductive decisions—and we work to make that a reality in Ohio. We are a founding member of the National Network of Abortion Funds, which includes more than 100 abortion funds around the United States and overseas.
What We Do
We provide financial assistance to help women afford contraception, emergency contraception, and abortion services. We distribute funds to clinics throughout Ohio. These clinics, in turn, use the funds to provide financial assistance to women in need. Since 1992, Women Have Options has helped thousands of women pay for their reproductive choices.
Who We Serve
Some of the women we serve are single parents struggling to support their children, many are students determined to complete their education, while others are facing debilitating conditions such as domestic violence, illness, substance abuse, rape, or incest. All deserve to make their own reproductive choices, without jeopardizing their health or future. You can learn more about some of the individuals we’ve helped on our Women’s Stories page.
Why Support Us
The cost of a first trimester abortion can be more than a low-income family lives on in a month. Women 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. On average, an individual woman receives about $100 from Women Have Options. Many women who receive WHO/O funds have managed to save almost enough money to pay for their abortion costs on their own but just need a bit more—just $10 or $20—to cover the total.
While we receive grants from national foundations, most of our resources come from individual donors. Your donation can make all the difference by allowing women to afford the reproductive health care they desperately need. Every donation to WHO/O, no matter how small, has a tremendous impact on a woman’s life.
Our donations have ranged from $2 to $10,000. Every one of them mattered. Every one of them changed the life of a woman. Donate now to support our work and help a woman afford her reproductive choice.