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:

Mental Health Resources

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

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.