Independent abortion clinics collectively provide the majority of abortion care in the United States. 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: today there are 35% fewer brick-and-mortar indie clinics than there were a decade ago, and fourteen states are without a single abortion clinic.

Independent abortion clinics

Provide the majority of abortions in the united states.

The essential role of

Independent Abortion Care Providers

Access to abortion

Depends on independent providers

Abortion care throughout pregnancy

depends on independent clinics

Independent clinics provide

More expansive abortion care

Abortion clinics are closing

Forcing people to travel hundreds of miles for abortion care

Abortion clinics are

Closing at an alarming rate

No one should have to travel

For abortion care

The new landscape

Of Abortion Access

Telemedicine abortion


However, it isn’t a permanent solution and remains inaccessible to many

Online Abortion Care:

Independent Clinics innovate and adapt

Independent clinics remain essential

In a radically shifted abortion care landscape

Take action to support independent abortion clinics

Raise public awareness of the essential role of independent abortion care providers. Find and share information about where to find a clinic at, and share this report with colleagues, your elected representatives, members of the press, on social media, and with members of your community.

Donate to independent abortion clinics directly or through Keep Our Clinics. Independent clinics typically pour every cent they have into patient care and rely on donors to support any additional work they do in their communities.

Work with local, state, and national reproductive health, rights, and justice groups to end politically motivated restrictions on abortion and to pass policies that protect, fund, and increase access to abortion care.

Support abortion funds and practical support organizations. Abortion bans, systemic inequities, the lack of clinics, and anti-abortion extremism mean that access to abortion remains difficult or impossible for many people, regardless of where they live. While no one should have to travel or navigate politically-imposed barriers to access care, abortion funds and practical support organizations remain a vital support system.

Volunteer for or work with 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.

Become a patient: many independent abortion clinics offer a range of sexual and reproductive health services — if a clinic near you offers health care services you need, getting your care there is a great way to support the clinic.

Show your support for people who provide, have, and support abortions. Talk about abortion honestly, openly, and without using euphemisms or stigma; participate in public rallies and online actions, including celebrating Abortion Provider Appreciation Day every year.