Independent abortion clinics collectively provide the majority of abortion care in the United States, serving three out of every five people who has an abortion. These clinics provide care when and where others do not – operating in the most hostile states and compassionately providing care as pregnancy progresses. Yet independent clinic closures are unrelenting: the total number of independent clinics in the US has been reduced by over a third since 2012.

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Independent abortion clinics provide care to three out of every five patients who have an abortion in the United States each year

Independent abortion clinics provide 58 percent of all abortions in the United States

Abortion care throughout pregnancy depends on independent clinics

Independent abortion clinics are more likely to provide both medication and in clinic abortion as options

Independent abortion clinics continue to close at an alarming rate

The continued closing of independent clinics is a disproportionate threat to the availability of abortion after the first trimester

Independent abortion providers respond to state Executive Orders that caused disruptions of services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Take action to support independent abortion clinics:

DONATE TO INDEPENDENT ABORTION CLINICS. 

Independent clinics typically pour every cent they have into patient care and rely on donors to keep their doors open and support any additional work they do in their communities.

VOLUNTEER OR WORK FOR YOUR LOCAL CLINIC.

Clinics need everything from website design to landscaping to patient escorts. Whatever your skill set is, independent abortion care providers need your expertise and support. Find a clinic near you and contact them to ask how you can help.

Work with local and state advocates and reproductive health, rights and justice groups to END MEDICALLY UNNECESSARY, POLITICALLY MOTIVATED RESTRICTIONS that push abortion out of reach and make it impossible for clinics to provide care.

Work with local and state advocates and reproductive health, rights and justice groups to INTRODUCE, PASS, AND ACTUALIZE POLICIES THAT PROTECT, ENSURE, FUND, AND INCREASE ACCESS to abortion care.

PEOPLE CAN'T GET ABORTIONS IF THEY CAN'T AFFORD THEM.

Fund abortion and join effort to repeal insurance coverage bans on abortion at the federal and state levels.

RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF INDEPENDENT ABORTION CARE PROVIDERS

by sharing this report with colleagues, your elected representatives, members of the press, on social media, and members of your community.