Christine Horvath

  • Emergency Need

    $7,426.00 raised
    GOAL: $7,000.00


    From the bottom of our hearts- Thank You! Yesterday afternoon we got a call from a patient facing extreme circumstances, with extraordinary need and our community rose to the occasion. In total, we raised over $9,200 in a couple of hours- enough to help this patient through a trying time as well as some left over to help others.
    This is what you do when you support #AbortionFunds. This is community care and support. We are resilient and can take care of each other. I believe in us.

    . . . . .

    Women Have Options has been contacted about a patient from Ohio who has to have an emergency abortion TODAY. The problem is, this patient is over 20 weeks along in her pregnancy and post 20-week abortions are now illegal in Ohio. 
    When abortions are needed later in pregnancy, it’s often in very complex circumstances — the kind of situations where a patient and her doctor need every medical option available. But instead, she has had to travel to a clinic on the West coast TODAY to obtain the medical care she so desperately needs. 

    Her procedure is complicated and is going to cost her $10,000, plus travel expenses. Due to Ohio laws, she cannot get her medical care in-state. To add to the barriers, she's a public employee, and the state bans public insurance from covering this necessary health care and she's run out of time and other funding opportunities. She's drained her savings and got as many credit extensions as she possibly can, but is still $7,000 short. 


    We are not going to let her go without care, but we need help.

    Please share and give as you can.


  • Purchase Your Bustin' Stigma Tickets!

    Back for our second year, BUSTin' Stigma is here to break down barriers to access, raise money for abortion, and... BUST some abortion STIGMA! 

    Let Columbus' longest-running burlesque troupe is putting on a show to tease, tempt, and titillate you, all with the goal of funding abortion access in Ohio!! We are raising money for Women Have Options - Ohio, and it's sure to be unlike any show you ever seen!

    Every dollar raised will help Women Have Options make abortion access affordable and accessible to everyone in Ohio. Thank you for your support!

    To purchase a ticket, make sure your ticket order on the left is correct, hit continue and fill out your contact information. You'll then be redirected to PayPal. You can pay via PayPal even if you don't have an account - just check out as a guest.

    Want to purchase a ticket offline? Tickets are $10 at the door. 


  • Just made a donation to Women Have Options. Join me in ensuring safe and legal abortion access for all!

    Donate to WHO/O to keep safe, legal abortion accessible to all!

    At a time when our reproductive freedom is under unprecedented attack by anti-choice groups and legislators, your support is needed more than ever. WHO/O depends on funding from private foundations and individuals like you to continue its important work. We are a 501C-3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible up to the maximum amount permitted by law. 

    To contribute, choose a giving level and fill out your contact information. You'll then be redirected to PayPal. You can donate via PayPal even if you don't have an account - just check out as a guest.

    If you would like someone else to get a thank you note on your behalf please email [email protected] 

    WHO/O supporters can also commit to recurring donations or create a long-term giving arrangement. Please email Stephanie at [email protected] for more information on donation options and how you can customize your giving.

    Want to donate offline?

    You can also mail a check to:
    Women Have Options
    P.O. Box 1611
    Columbus, OH 43216

    If your bank offers free bill pay service, you may consider setting up an automatic bill payment to Women Have Options. You can have the bank send monthly payments of a desired amount to us at P.O. Box 1611, Columbus, OH 43216. This option can avoid other online donation fees, meaning that more of your donation goes to direct services.


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    Legislative Testimony

    We are active advocates for reproductive justice in Ohio and have testified before the Ohio General Assembly on a variety of issues affecting reproductive health and access to health services. Below is some of the testimony we have submitted:

    • November 2014 – Submitted testimony in opposition to another version of the Heartbeat Bill abortion ban.
    • May 2013—Three hurtful anti-choice provisions inserted into a proposed budget: 1) an attempt to change the method for allocating family planning funds with the goal of defunding Planned Parenthood, 2) an attempt to fund anti-choice “crisis pregnancy centers” with state funds, and 3) a measure meant to regulate abortion providers out of business.
    • April 2012—Attempt to change the method that Ohio uses to allocate family planning funds to clinics around the state with the goal of defunding Planned Parenthood
    • December 2011—“Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban, which would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat could be detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women even know they are pregnant


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