In the last six years, nearly a third of all independent abortion clinics have been forced to close their doors – greatly diminishing access to essential health care in America.

These providers also lack the institutional support, visibility, name recognition, and fundraising capacity of national health centers and hospitals, making it especially difficult for independent clinics to garner the resources they need to provide care in their communities. Over time the number of restrictions, barriers, and challenges that both clinics and patients face has continued to grow.

Since March 2020, independent clinics have also had to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue to face the unprecedented loss of life and economic and public health crisis brought by the pandemic, independent clinics are fighting to keep their doors open and continue to provide essential abortion care to all those who travel to them. Learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting clinics and view a qualitative study here


92% of our clinic members

indicated a need for financial support to continue providing care during the pandemic

Urgent Needs for Access During COVID-19

The need to access safe, affordable, compassionate abortion care at independent clinics hasn’t stopped during the pandemic. Independent clinics and people seeking abortion care already face huge barriers, and further restrictions continue to push care entirely out of reach for many pregnant people. Independent clinics have had to innovate and adapt like never before.

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  • violet.png $50,000 - $99,000
  • pink.png $25,000 - $49,000
  • green.png $10,000 - $24,000

Patients Face INCREASED Barriers

Patients seeking time-sensitive care, including abortion care, need access.

Restrictions that limit or deny abortion care are politically-motivated attempts to interfere in people’s most personal decisions — and it’s impacting those seeking abortion care in many ways. These barriers require more resources and support from providers to help patients access the care they need:

  • Clock_Icon.png Wait times are increasing and unpredictable
  • ExecutiveOrder_Icon.png Existing abortion restrictions result in further delays
  • LocationPin_Icon.png Patients are being forced to travel farther to seek care
  • StopSign_Icon.png Travel is more difficult and more restricted
  • Hotel_Icon.png Lodging is limited, leaving patients without a place to stay
  • Money_Icon.png Out-of-pocket costs are increasing for patients


During this difficult time, protecting access to essential care is our main priority. Your support is vital to our members ability to meet every patient’s time-sensitive needs and ensure that providers are fully equipped to provide care and respond to urgent demands. Make a donation today to Keep Our Clinics!