Who is Brigid?
In the 7th century, St. Brigid of Kildare helped a young woman who had broken her vow of chastity and became pregnant. According to legend, Brigid waved her hands over the woman’s belly and, “exercising the strength of her ineffable faith, blessed her, caused the fetus to disappear without coming to birth, and without pain.”
How do I get help from Brigid?
Brigid is a referral-based organization. We support individuals who are seeking an abortion and currently 16 weeks pregnant or more. If you have an appointment at one of our partner clinics in NY, DC, MD, NM, or CO and you are facing logistical and financial obstacles in accessing care, please ask your clinic or the abortion fund that is assisting you, for a referral to us. We are here to help and will be in touch by phone or your preferred method of communication.
Who are The Brigid Alliance’s partner clinics?
Does Brigid cover the cost of an abortion procedure?
No, Brigid does not pay for abortion procedures. There are several funds that exist to provide this support, and you should ask the clinic where you are having your appointment to refer you. Below are funds that may be able to offer assistance.
El Fondo Mariposa ayuda a personas indocumentadas a obtener servicios de aborto.
505-242-7512 – se habla español.
Are Brigid’s services confidential?
Yes, all communications with Brigid are confidential. Please notify our Intake Coordinator if you have any privacy or safety concerns.
Who will I speak to when I call Brigid?
Our intake coordinator(s) will answer or return your calls. Please always let us know if and when phone usage or texting is not safe. Our intake coordinators are well-trained, supportive individuals who can assess your needs and answer your questions. If our intake coordinators cannot answer your question, they will refer you to the appropriate person or resource.
My appointment is in a few days, will I still be able to get support?
While we ask that you be in touch with us as soon as possible, we understand that sometimes timing is out of your control. Please be in touch with us and we will see what we can do.
I am bringing someone with me as my escort to my appointment. Can Brigid also help with their travel costs?
We understand that it is often ideal (and sometimes required by the clinic) to have a companion for your travels. If it is required by the clinic, we will cover the cost of your companion’s travel if they cannot. If it is not required, we aim to do so on a case-by-case basis.
Where can I go for an abortion?
This depends on where you live and the type of procedure you are seeking. If you need assistance finding an abortion provider, contact:
Additional community-wide resources
Please also see the Need Support page for different organizations and websites that may be helpful to you.
Does Brigid offer assistance in languages other than English?
Brigid uses a secure interpretation system. Please let the person referring you know what language you prefer to speak in.
Brigid usa un sistema de traducción segura. Por favor avisa la persona que está refiriéndose el idioma que usted prefiera.
I am an immigrant and/or a non-US citizen, am I eligible for support?
Yes. Brigid works with all individuals regardless of immigration status. You will need to have personal identification (photo ID) for traveling by plane (if necessary), hotel accommodations, and some services. Be in touch, and we will help in any way we can.
How does my clinic or organization partner with The Brigid Alliance?
The Brigid Alliance is always looking to expand our partner network. If you are a clinic providing later abortion care or an organization supporting reproductive rights, access, and care, please contact us here.
Are you still assisting people during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes. We are committed to assisting individuals even as travel limitations and financial obstacles have grown during the pandemic.
If you need support, please reach out to your abortion fund or one of our partner clinics for a referral.
If you would like to support The Brigid Alliance as we scale our services to meet the demands of a post-COVID environment, please click here