This refers to the costs required for accessing abortion, outside of the actual procedure. This can include travel coordination (eg, flights, bus tickets, gas), lodging, food, medicine, childcare, and legal assistance. Some organizations provide practical support as well as funding for abortion procedures, while others focus only on practical support.
Delays in accessing abortion can have profound economic and personal consequences. As abortion restrictions increase and legal protections are dismantled, pregnant people in hostile geographic regions face extreme barriers which must be navigated in a short window of time. Local practical support organizations have the expertise and existing networks to support patient travel in a hostile landscape, but practical support work is severely under-resourced.
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