The Laura Fund of the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England - National Network of Abortion Funds
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The Laura Fund of the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

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Supporting people in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont.

Instructions

At PPNNE, we believe that access to abortion care should be available to all, regardless of income. The Laura Fund is an abortion fund at PPNNE, available to help patients access abortion care. Funding is primarily available to patients who are scheduled at PPNNE, or for PPNNE patients who must be seen at an outside office for care. We proudly partner and coordinate with regional external abortion funds to help maximize the support available to patients. We are now able to offer additional logistical support to some patients who are traveling for care: train, plane, or bus tickets, uber rides, gas money, lodging, childcare reimbursement, and more. 

If you are in need of financial support for your abortion care, please call our scheduling team to help navigate options at 802-821-4660. PPNNE: Care, no matter what!

About The Laura Fund of the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Founded nearly 40 years ago at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE), the Laura Fund helps ensure safe, accessible abortion care for patients in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine who have decided to end their pregnancies, but can't otherwise afford the procedure. When someone calls PPNNE for abortion care, they receive personalized and caring service from specially trained staff, including information about financial assistance through the Laura Fund. As part of our commitment to address the serious barriers and inequities in abortion access, we work to meet patient financial need, while ensuring the Fund always has resources to help the next person in need.

The Laura Fund of the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England's Community

The Laura Fund is an abortion access fund at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE), serving patients in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine—including those who travel to us from out of state for care (in 2023, abortion patients came from 27 home states across the U.S.). Founded in 1965, PPNNE provides sliding-fee sexual and reproductive health services to tens of thousands of individuals each year, including thousands of abortion care patients. The Laura Fund was named for former PPNNE staff member Laura Twitchell, who was passionate about abortion care access and affordability for patients, and is made possible by generous donor support.

We believe that all individuals should have the information and access they need to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive health care needs. Abortion access is stronger in our three states because of the dedication of regional abortion funds, including PPNNE Laura Fund partners: Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom (VARF) and Safe Abortions for Everyone(SAFE) in Maine. Both independently and in conversation together, we strive to meet the fullest need for abortion access funding possible.

Get Involved

PPNNE has many ways for the community to get involved in helping protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion care and, now more than ever, we need YOU. You can make a tax-deductible donation to support the Laura Fund, or PPNNE health care services. Or, learn more about getting involved with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and our sister organizations: PP Maine Action Fund, PP New Hampshire Action Fund, and PP Vermont Action Fund, including volunteering, attending events, or taking action with us here

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This Fund Can Provide:

  • Abortion Services
  • Caller Follow Up
  • Contraception & Reproductive Healthcare
  • Financial Support
  • Insurance Advocacy/Education
  • Judicial Bypass Support
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Logistical Support
  • Sex Education
  • Storytelling
  • Trans Health Support
  • Works Directly with Abortion Seekers
  • Youth Engagement