The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, opening the door for states to outright ban abortion and showing deep disregard for the lives, health, and rights of the people of this country. This is a public health crisis — and independent clinics and the people they care for are going to need all the support they can get.
Even with Roe v. Wade in place, clinics struggled to stay open and abortion was too difficult for too many people to access. Now, the floor has fallen out from under us: we know that half the states in the US will move to ban or severely restrict abortion as soon as they can.
We know that independent clinics will lead the way once again, but they can’t do it alone. Indies provide the majority of abortion care in the United States, including when and where others do not. These clinics are centers of care in their communities; we must keep clinics open so they can innovate, adapt, change course, or even expand to meet the needs of their communities.
ACN’s network of independent abortion care providers and fierce defenders of abortion access are working to ensure people across the U.S. are able to navigate the countless financial, logistical, and legal barriers to abortion — but the fight just got exponentially more difficult, and they need your support.