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MAC has over 200 active volunteers living in the Chicago area. Besides providing safe lodging and transportation, we also offer emotional support, and defray the costs of transportation, gas, food, medication, and childcare. We also provide free emergency contraception kits through our hotline and our reproductive health and access partnerships throughout the country.

How it Works

MAC is a practical abortion fund. We do not provide financial assistance for abortion procedures—instead, we assist with the other costs and difficulties associated with getting an abortion and our coordinators will work to connect you to the abortion procedure funds you may qualify for. If you are traveling to, from or within the Midwest to access safe and legal abortion services, we host and help with transportation. This Includes:

Travel Costs

If you are traveling for an abortion from another city or state (or even across a city), we can help ease your journey. MAC can book your bus, train, or plane ticket to get to the city, or reimburse your gas money. If you need assistance traveling from a bus or train station to your clinic, we have trained volunteer drivers or can order you a ride and make sure you get back when your procedure is done.


Our volunteers help eliminate the costly expense of staying in a hotel by assisting with lodging. It is our goal to make your stay go as smoothly as possible and our hosts have been trained to provide support based on their guests’ unique needs. While we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, we are temporarily suspending the hosting program and providing hotel stays.

Additional Costs

MAC also supports with the costs of food, medication, and childcare.

If you’re a minor…

There are laws relating to parental involvement for those under the age of 18 who seek to obtain an abortion in Illinois. Minors who need information about the law or help to get an abortion without telling a parent can contact the Judicial Bypass Coordination Project.

States We Serve

States that MAC serves: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Map of states MAC serves.


February 10, 2019

Are you under age 18 and need an abortion?

Sometimes the state you live in, or where you are going to get the abortion might require parents or legal guardians to know about the procedure, or even consent for you to have an abortion. We help folks all the time however who cannot tell family members about their pregnancy, and need confidential help.

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