WEN was created in response to the ban on Federal funding of abortion services for women who were covered under the Medicaid insurance program. Since the ban was instituted in 1976, many Government employees were also excluded from covered abortion services.
While millions of women stand to gain health insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance expansions, many have insurance plans that restrict the circumstances in which abortion services are covered. This continues to leave many low-income women unable to pay for necessary reproductive healthcare.
Therefore, WEN underwrites the cost of medical or surgical abortion together with lab work, anesthesia and medications, birth control and safe sex counseling and follow-up care. In the past five years (2010-2014), WEN:
WEN is a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), a membership organization of roughly 90 funds across the United States that provide women-in-need financial assistance to terminate a pregnancy. WEN is the only local organization assisting women in South Florida. You can learn more about NNAF by clicking here.
WEN is supported by a combination of private foundations and individual donors. Learn more about who makes WEN's work possible.
WEN clients are referred by social service agencies, schools, shelters, religious institutions, family and friends. Learn more about who WEN serves.
mission & vision
Shouldn't every woman, regardless of means, have the right and ability to choose if and when she becomes a mother?