Welcome to the Abortion Care Network
The Abortion Care Network is a non-profit network of independent abortion providers, allies, and individuals who provide quality care for women; its activities include resources for those considering abortion, efforts to de-stigmatize abortion, and ongoing training for quality abortion care.
Abortion Care Members on Rachel Maddow!
Connecting the abortion care community, the Abortion Care Network (ACN) is the driving force behind the movement to de-stigmatize and normalize the abortion experience while offering support and training to the abortion care community. Founded in 2008, as a successor to the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, ACN has created a network of independent abortion providers, supportive allied organizations, and socially conscious individuals who are deeply invested in creating an environment where women who choose abortion, and those that provide care, are no longer harassed or shamed by the choices they make.
We recognize that true choice includes parenting, abortion, and adoption. A number of our clinic members have trained adoption specialists. We also recognize that the work we do involves spiritual issues for many women. We are proud to partner with faith organizations to provide resources to our patients, and some of our members have created sanctuaries or meditation spaces.
The Abortion Care Network takes advantage of all avenues of communication to connect the abortion care community, offering many levels of resources, support and networking opportunities. Current examples:webinars for frontline staff, downloadable protocol-sharing from members, issue oriented teleconferences, a Facebook page, and print and online newsletters. ACN reaches millions of women through our members and through on-line venues, and quality handouts.
Along with challenging a stigmatized view of abortion, we are also dedicated to the training of the next generation of abortion providers. ACN focuses on the underserved front line staff including counselors, advocates, clinic administrators and medical support staff who care for women and their families. As we experience the “graying” of providers, our commitment is to ensure that future providers get the support they need in order to provide the best in abortion care. With the vast majority of all abortions in the U.S. provided by independent providers, it is critical that there is an organization dedicated to continually raising the bar for quality abortion care as we move forward.
Your support of the Abortion Care Network allows us to continue to connect with and support abortion providers as they strive to provide a caring, respectful environment for their patients. We are moving forward to create a wider public sphere for conversation through the internet as well as training for abortion care workers in web based formats. By connecting the abortion care community we are creating a better environment for women and their families.Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law governing 501 (c) (3) educational organizations. Membership in the Abortion Care Network is available for clinic and physician providers, allied organizations, and individual members. Join our free- e-newsletter list by clicking here.
The Abortion Care Network asserts that women who have abortions--and providers-- are good, moral people. Banner art by Heather Ault of 4000 Years for Choice.