This page is dedicated to the local Monroe County | Rochester, NY  community and the incredible resources that are out there to connect you with other folks doing this work.  Rochester is a resource rich community, sometimes it's just hard to find all of the information in one place. Below you will find the larger communities who are the experts in this field and which services they offer. (Some resources are national organizations.)

Q & A's You May Have

A Step-by-Step Guide to Abortion - Abortion is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy. Here are the 5 steps to getting an abortion.

Abortion Finder - features the most comprehensive directory of trusted (and verified) abortion service providers and assistance resources in the United States.

Abortion On Demand - physician-supported medication abortion care online.

Getting abortion pills online through telehealth | Abortion Finder

ineedana.com - a comprehensive, regularly updated, and personalized resource for abortion seekers in the U.S.

National Abortion Hotline - 1-800-772-9100

RAE (Resources for Abortion Education) - an online resource for abortion information & facts, brought to you by health care providers at Planned Parenthood of Central & Western New York.

Local Locations

Planned Parenthood - Call (866) 600-6886 | 114 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605 or 2225 S Clinton, Brighton, NY 14618

South Avenue Women's Services - 1000 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 | Call (585)271-3850

Resources for Aid

NY Abortion Access Fund - Anyone who lives in or is traveling to New York State and needs help paying for an abortion can reach NYAAF at 212-252-4757 or info@nyaaf.org.

For those traveling to New York for abortion access, there are organizations available to help pay for travel expenses:

Legal Support Resources

NY State Reproductive Health Hotline: Legal questions, abortion fund access, free, available in 12 languages

If/When/How’s Repro Legal Helpline: free, confidential helpline where you can get information about your legal rights regarding self-managed abortion. They can give you clear, understandable answers about legal rights, what the law is, and how it has been used. (English, Spanish, Chinese)

National Advocates for Pregnant Women: provides legal defense for people experiencing criminalization of pregnancy loss, abortion, drug use in pregnancy.  Legislative and policy advocacy.

Mental Health Resources

Here are mental health resources that individuals can access at any stage of the abortion process:

Where to Find Abortion Pills

Plan C - The Plan C Guide to Abortion Pills provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing at-home abortion pill options online.

Aid Access - Aid Access is an overseas human rights organization which provides telemedicine and mail-order abortion pills to residents of all 50 U.S. states.

Pills by Post - NY, CO, IL, MN: Pills by Post provides consultations and abortion pills by mail. The price for the consultation and prescription for medication is $150 (sliding scale available)

HeyJane is a digital clinic offering virtual consultations with abortion pills delivered directly. Hey Jane is currently in California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington.

Important Information to Know

You may come across places called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers,” which are clinics that appear to be pro-choice on their websites but are actually anti-choice organizations. Many of these will mislead you when seeking pregnancy-related information and try to dissuade you from exercising your right to choose. Below are those that are known in Rochester:

  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Focus Pregnancy Help Center
  • Place of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Caring Choices Pregnancy Center
  • Crossroads Pregnancy Center
  • CompassCare Pregnancy Services
  • Birthright of Rochester
  • Women’s Care Center Inc.  

To find other crisis pregnancy centers to watch out for wherever you are located, type your location into the Crisis Pregnancy Center Map.