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 external abortion funds in our three states to help maximize the support available to patients. 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 takes travel, lodging, and childcare expenses into consideration in granting Laura Funds to patients in need of abortion services, who otherwise couldn't afford care
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. 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 Vermont Access to Reproductive
Freedom (VARF), the Reproductive Freedom Fund of New Hampshire, Safe Abortions for Everyone
(SAFE) in Maine, and PPNNE’s Laura Fund, serving the tri-state region. Both independently and in
conversation together, we strive to meet the fullest need for abortion access funding possible.
VARF and SAFE additionally partner directly with the Laura Fund to help offset a portion of the funding needs of
PPNNE patients in Vermont and Maine.
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. We also have a special opportunity to get involved with supporting the Vermont Reproductive Liberty Amendment, which is a multi-year effort to write Reproductive Freedom into the State Constitution. A must-win for the movement against the backdrop of harmful anti-choice legislation and attacks around the country. Learn more and get involved here.
This Fund Can Provide:
- Abortion Services
- Caller Follow Up
- Contraception & Reproductive Healthcare
- Financial Support
- Insurance Advocacy/Education
- Judicial Bypass Support
- Leadership Development Program
- Sex Education
- Trans Health Support
- Works Directly with Abortion Seekers
- Youth Engagement