‘An arm and a leg’: When insurance doesn’t pay, abortion funds will step in

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As Americans choose their insurance plans for next year, some may be wondering: How does the recent increase in state abortion restrictions affect insurance plans?

There is no single answer, but for many, insurance rarely helped pay for an abortion. Most pay in cash, and many cannot afford it.

This is where abortion aids come into play. These organizations have provided financial and logistical assistance to people seeking abortion assistance for decades.

The “An Arm and a Leg” podcast spoke with Oriaku Njoku, executive director of the National Abortion Fund Network, and Tyler Barbarino, board member of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, to understand the history of these services and how they operate in the post-Roe v. Wade Environment.

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