Abortion and Gender-Based Resources

If you’re wondering what this page is doing on a hiking blog, let me explain:

Brooke In Boots is pro-choice, pro-women, pro-LBGTQIA+, proudly anti-racist and supports the BIPOC community, which has been traditionally excluded from the outdoor industry. Prior to becoming an outdoor content creator, I was an attorney who represented victims of violent crime and sexual abuse. I support the cause of women’s rights, and the fight for dignity and true equal justice under the law for all people.

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ruling that states could prohibit and limit abortions essentially without restriction. As a result, abortion access and full reproductive healthcare is outlawed, criminalized, or severely limited in almost half the United States.

This decision will have devastating impacts for women, girls, and individuals across the United States, who have lost a fundamental right to access reproductive healthcare. If you or someone you know is in need of an abortion, reproductive healthcare, or are dealing with gender-based violence of any kind, these resources are for you.

As an attorney I spent my entire professional career advocating for survivors of violent crime and sexual abuse. Unfortunately, these laws will severely impact women and girls who are already experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, and human trafficking. Resources for these groups can be found below as well.

If you know of any resources that could benefit women seeking reproductive healthcare, abuse survivors, or trafficking survivors, especially diverse and minority women, and LGBTQ+ individuals – please send an email to [email protected] and I will add it to the list. ❤️

Abortion and Reproductive Health Resources

This list includes resources for abortion and reproductive-healthcare in the United States. It also includes information on free and low-cost transportation, lodging, and other resources for individuals who will have to travel to another state in order to obtain an abortion or reproductive healthcare.

Abortionfinder.org : A search engine for finding the nearest safe, verified abortion provider near you. Unlike Google, this search engine filters out any anti-abortion clinics masquerading as an abortion provider.

AidAccess: Abortion pills are still legal and safe up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. AidAccess provides online abortion pill consultations for individuals who are currently pregnancy or individuals who may need these pills in the future.

PlanCPills.org : Help find abortion pills and understand your tele-health and abortion pill access in your area. Call or text the Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline for telephone assistance at 833-246-2632.

National Network of Abortion Funds: If you cannot afford an abortion, or cannot afford to travel out-of-state to get an abortion, an Abortion Fund may be able to help. Abortion Funds are local, regional and national organizations that provide financial and logistical resources (such as travel, lodging, and bill-assistance) for in individuals seeking abortions. The National Network of Abortion Funds can direct you to local resources to assist you.

Midwest Access Coalition: If you are traveling to, from or within the Midwest to access safe and legal abortion services, Midwest Access Coalition provides free transportation, including flights, and lodging to help. Contact them online or call 847-750-6224 for help.

Planned Parenthood: A nationwide provider for reproductive health and sexual wellness, including abortions, birth control, HIV and STD testing, treatment, and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, as well as general medical care.

Legal Resources for Abortion

If you or someone you know has questions about their legal rights to an abortion, or if you or someone you know is facing criminal prosecution related to their reproductive health, check out these resources:

REPO LEGAL HELPLINE : Legal Assistance to help you know and understand your abortion rights, and legal assistance for self-managed abortions.

Resources for Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7 National hotline for anyone experiencing domestic or intimate-partner violence, including 24-hour phone line (1-800-799-SAFE), webchat, or Text (text “START” to 88788).

Love Is Respect : A national resource for dating violence, especially for teenagers, young people, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Call 1.866.331.9474 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522 to speak with an advocate without using the website.

Resources for Sexual Abuse and Trafficking Survivors

National Sexual Assault Hotline: Operated by the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, this 24/7 hotline is for anyone experiencing sexual violence. Call 1.800.656.HOPE or visit their website to chat with an advocate.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 24/7 confidential hotline and resource for anyone who is forced – through threats, coercion, or physical violence – to engage in unwanted acts like sex acts or forced labor (aka “Human Trafficking”). If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in acts against their will, or you see something suspicious, you can report to this hotline by calling  1-888-373-7888, submit a tip online, or chat with a hotline advocate online.