Assistance for Patients Traveling to ABQ

We recognize that your decision to have an abortion is deeply personal. There are no circumstances surrounding your pregnancy that will make you more or less deserving of assistance. Every pregnancy and situation is different and as people of faith, the staff and volunteers of the NM Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice believe in loving our neighbors, and treating one another as we would like to be treated—with dignity and respect. Our work is grounded in religious principles of love and acceptance of all people, and we believe that together we can end the shame and stigma associated with abortion.

If you’d like to know more about how we help women who travel to see abortion providers in New Mexico, you can read about us in these articles in Cosmopolitan Magazine and ReWire.

If you live in New Mexico or are having your abortion here, and you will need help with lodging, transportation, or meals,  click here to go to our secure online application.   If your internet access is limited and you are having trouble using our online application, send us an email and let us know you need a paper application.

We can not pay for abortions, and all other services are provided by volunteer hosts and drivers. Our volunteers are not available for Sunday arrivals or Saturday departures and we will do our best to get you to your appointments, but because we rely on volunteers, no guarantees can be provided, especially if you are arriving or leaving very late at night or early in the morning. No hotels, plane, bus, train tickets or gas cards are provided. You are not required to bring a support person with you, but if you do, we can only accommodate one support person. You must contact us the FRIDAY before your appointment is scheduled or we will not have enough time to make sure everything is ready when you get here.

If you send your application or call or email after regular business hours, we won’t be in touch with you until the next day.

If you send your application or call or email on a weekend, we won’t be in touch with you until Monday.

If you have put in an application and have had a change in your plans, or haven’t heard from us after waiting a full day (or weekend) you may call our patient hotline at 1-505-398-1010 or send us an email.  All calls on weekends and evenings will go to voicemail.

Sometimes people who are against abortion will set up ‘fake’ clinics. They are sometimes called Crisis Pregnancy Centers. They will often offer free pregnancy tests and ‘counseling’ to try to talk you out of choosing an abortion. Check the yellow pages of your phone book and ONLY call the clinics listed under the title ‘Abortion Providers’. Or go to www.prochoice.org.

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