Abortion is ESSENTIAL and TIME-SENSITIVE Healthcare!
Access to safe, legal abortion care has been under attack for decades. In typical times there are an increasing number of barriers to access and, during this COVID-19 pandemic, it is more difficult than ever. Between safely travelling hours to the nearest clinic, securing lodging, food, childcare, and the money for the medical procedure, many people are simply unable to access the reproductive choice that they believe is best for themselves and their families.
Who Are We?
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center (ARHC) is the only independent provider of both abortion care and reproductive healthcare services in Western Pennsylvania. We offer nonjudgmental, high quality, safe and compassionate care to people from the tri-state area (PA, WV, OH) and beyond! We believe that every person seeking abortion or other reproductive health services must receive excellent care, regardless of their ability to pay. Many of our patients are uninsured, under-insured, can't afford costly care at hospitals, and require hospital level care. ARHC is only non-hospital provider of abortion up to the legal gestational age limit in this region. We are also the only non-hospital provider that does all levels of sedation including light, moderate and monitored anesthesia care (MAC) sedation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone, and it is more important than ever that people control their own reproductive lives. WE REMAIN OPEN during this difficult time. ARHC provides medical and surgical abortions 4 days per week and our phones are open 6 days a week. We also have 24 hour call coverage for any emergency issues.
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Who Does the Abortion Fund Serve?
The Western Pennsylvania Fund for Choice (WPFFC) is the abortion fund associated with ARHC, serving all patients who need assistance. Our mission it to help people pay for abortion care when they otherwise couldn’t afford it. WPFFC believes that every person should be in charge of their own reproductive decisions and what is best for their family. To achieve this healthcare must be comprehensive so we fund travel, lodging, food, childcare, and the medical procedure.
How Can I Help?
We’re all in this together and need to support each other! If you’re able, donate to the Western Pennsylvania Fund for Choice to directly ensure that everyone who seeks abortion care at ARHC is able to receive it. If you are not able to donate, you can help by sharing this page and letting your community know that they can access excellent healthcare that values the strength and diversity of all at ARHC.
The average first-trimester abortion $440. Your contribution helps to offset these costs and can make all the difference for people in our region to determine their own paths.
“Due to health issues I was not able to safely carry the pregnancy. During my entire experience everybody was so kind, caring, compassionate and reassuring. You have a wonderful staff and I thank you for everything!” March 2020
“My experience today was not what I expected. The media makes abortion seem inhumane or unjust, just a horrible experience all around. To my pleasant surprise , I was surrounded by love and laughter. The staff made me feel comfortable throughout my time. If I would’ve gone anywhere else, I would have been deprived of my rights, turned right around and had a baby I was not ready for! They also told me about prenatal care offered if I ever wanted to try again. They offer gynecological care as well. I’m grateful for Allegheny Reproductive Health Center!” November 2019
“After finding out I was pregnant, I knew I could not take on this adventure, right now as I am currently a student, and work a full-time job, and am raising a very active two year old. Allegheny Reproductive staff were amazing the day I called. They had an immediate appointment within that same week, they also offered funding for me to help with the cost of the procedure. I am so thankful for this establishment. It was clean and the staff were great and very caring. Thank you”, February 2020
- Alex Melendez
- Sarah Grumet
- Sylvia Wallace GrayeR