The primary goal of abortion restrictions is to close clinics. And we know, when clinics close they rarely reopen again. As we face a future without Roe v. Wade, we must act swiftly to keep independent clinics open in states where abortion is severely limited as well as expand care in states where abortion will remain available.
In states where abortion may no longer be available or severely limited, our communities need these trusted sources of reproductive health care to support miscarriage management, post-abortion care visits, out- of-state abortion care navigation, and to continue serving as plaintiffs in court cases. The closure of these clinics and the loss of the expertise of clinic staff in the South and Midwest will greatly harm communities working to rebuild abortion access and is not only an abortion access issue, but also a racial and health care equity issue.
Furthermore, we need to support clinic expansion in states where abortion will be protected. In addition to purchasing buildings and equipment and hiring additional staff, clinics will need increased funding for security and legal fees as they face new legal challenges and take necessary risks in an environment of increasing extremism.
Just a few examples of what we have achieved so far:
Your gift to Keep Our Clinics will help us keep clinics open in states, no matter how politically hostile, supporting patient access to abortion care today, tomorrow and for future generations to come.