Founded in 2008, Abortion Care Network (ACN) is the national association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies. Together we work to ensure the rights of all people to experience respectful, dignified abortion care.
Independent abortion providers care for the majority of people seeking abortion in the U.S. – often serving individuals and families with the fewest resources and in the most rural parts of our nation.
Our members are local providers including small business owners, non-profit clinics, women’s health centers, family planning clinics, physicians’ offices, as well as academics, journalists and advocates all working to bring the exceptional abortion care to communities throughout the United States. We are the only organization in the nation dedicated to the unique needs of independent abortion care providers and the communities they serve.
When you support ACN, you are providing our members more than just educational, logistical or advocacy resources. You are helping us create a world where abortion care providers are accepted and recognized as an essential and integral part of the health care as well as the world that surrounds them. Other groups may be building tactical or physical walls to keep a clinic safe, but ACN instead focuses on bringing down the barriers that keep abortion care providers viewed as outsiders.
We are building a network of advocates and supporters who will integrate abortion services, the people who offer them, and the people who have abortions into the fabric of our communities. Together, we are working towards a culture in which abortion care is accepted and commonplace rather than hidden and specialized. We believe this is essential to keeping high-quality abortion care accessible.
Abortion Care Network is also a driving force behind the movement to de-stigmatize and normalize the abortion experience – for abortion care providers as well as individuals and communities.
As a community who fights for what’s right, we are committed to becoming better allies internally, organizationally and movement-wide by helping to develop accountable leadership and building broader movements for reproductive, social, and economic justice. You can read our full values statement here.