If you need assistance with transportation or lodging, please visit our Practical Support page.
If you live in Maryland or are coming to Maryland for your procedure, the best way to request funding is to fill out our client intake form. We will contact you within 24-48 hours of your appointment date, Monday-Friday.
We request at least 1-2 days notice, but we will do our best to respond to all inquiries. If you have already called our helpline and left a message, please do not fill out an intake form.
If you'd prefer to call and leave a message, you can call our confidential helpline at (443) 853-8445. We will call back within 24-48 hours of your appointment date, Monday-Friday.
You will be asked to leave a message with the following information:
- Telephone number where you can be reached
- Whether we can leave you a message when we call back
- How far along you are in your pregnancy
- If you have already made an appointment for your procedure, please include the clinic name and date of the appointment as well
Medicaid/Maryland Medical Assistance may be able to pay for your abortion. Click here for more information about how to use your Medicaid coverage for abortion care.
Additional Funding Resources
In addition to BAF funding, you may be eligible for funding from the National Abortion Federation (NAF); you can confirm your eligibility by calling (800) 772-9100.
If you are scheduled for an appointment at Planned Parenthood, you can ask the clinic to screen you for Justice Funds to help cover the cost of your care.
There are 70+ abortion funds across the country that may be able to help pay for your abortion. To search online for other funds and support organizations, view the list on the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) website.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I'm eligible?
Funding is available to those living in or traveling to Maryland for abortion care; we do not have income, age, or gestational limits.
Do I need an appointment before calling?
You do not need an appointment before calling; you will need to have one set up for BAF to make a financial commitment. If you are unsure of which clinic to call or how to set up an appointment, we can support you with a referral. If you know where you want to schedule, we recommend doing so before calling; be sure to ask the clinic for the procedure cost.
What is the best time to call BAF?
BAF operates a warmline; there is no good or bad time to call. You can call at any time and leave a message. If you’d prefer not to call, you can fill out our client intake form.
How far in advance should I call?
We prioritize funding for the week we are in and early the following week. We recommend calling within 5-7 days of your appointment.
Can you accommodate same-day appointments?
We will do our best to support same-day appointments; we operate a warmline which means we may not hear your message before your appointment time.
I left a message; what happens now?
We will call you back within 24-48 hours of your appointment date (weekend and holidays permitting) and have a 5-15 minute phone conversation. We will ask you questions to better understand your funding needs, confirm our financial contribution, explain the next steps, and make referrals if needed.
I had to reschedule; what happens to BAF’s pledge?
BAF can honor our original pledge if your new appointment is still within our service area.
How does BAF pay for my care?
We send financial pledges directly to the clinic on behalf of the client; we do not offer direct payment to clients.
English is my second language; do you offer translation services?
Yes. We offer translation services through a confidential third-party language service.
How will you maintain confidentiality? I don’t want anyone to know I’m having an abortion.
All of your information is kept confidential; we will never share your information with anyone outside of our organization.
I already had my appointment but I just found out about BAF; can you reimburse me?
Unfortunately, we cannot retroactively pay for care.
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