Our History

Abortion was legalized in the United States in 1973. Even before then, our founder, Harriette Glasner was providing funds to send local people needing a safe and legal abortion up to New York.

In 1975, Harriette formally organized EMA in West Palm Beach, Florida as the second abortion fund in the country. Harriette was deeply involved in people’s access to quality reproductive health care. While working with Planned Parenthood of the Palm Beaches, which she also founded, she recognized a more pressing issue facing people with limited resources – virtually no access to contraceptives and abortion because of their impoverished economic status.

EMA was founded to help remove this inequity and is today the only abortion fund in Palm Beach County that assists people financially with pregnancy termination. We feel very strongly that every person should have access to safe, legal abortion care and that this access should not depend on someone’s zip code or bank account.

EMA is primarily dependent upon donations from individuals such as you to accomplish our mission.


Emergency Medical Assistance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Donations to EMA are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida Registration 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.

Florida Registration Number: CH8191

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