Last night, in a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that allows Texas’s six-week abortion ban, SB8, to remain in effect. This harmful law allows anti-abortion extremists to sue providers, clinics, and anyone who helps another person access abortion, and is specifically designed to intimidate clinic staff and burden people seeking abortions. This is a heartbreaking day for Texas and for everyone who values reproductive freedom.

We are not legal experts; we can’t speak to the future of Roe v Wade or legal abortion in the US. What we do know is that we have always deserved better…


Today, Texas’s Senate Bill 8 (SB8) — an extreme anti-abortion law — goes into effect. The law bans abortion around six weeks of pregnancy — and it allows anyone, anywhere to use lawsuits to harass anyone who provides or assists Texans in getting an abortion after that point. This law has already had a chilling effect on patients and providers in Texas.

We know that abortion restrictions force clinics to close. Even if a ban is eventually overturned, clinics are at risk of closing as legal battles play out — and once a clinic closes, it’s nearly impossible to re-open…


The Supreme Court announced on Monday it has accepted Mississippi’s request to review Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion care after 15 weeks. With a 6–3 conservative majority, the SCOTUS review could have a far-reaching impact on Roe v. Wade and dire consequences for abortion access across America. Following this news, Erin Grant (they/ them), Deputy Director of the Abortion Care Network (ACN), has issued the following statement:

As a network of independent abortion care providers and fierce defenders of abortion access, we are extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court decided…


Yesterday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of George Floyd’s murder. We hold Floyd’s loved ones in our thoughts, and understand that while the verdicts represent consequences for Chauvin, that is not the same thing as justice. Justice requires that we actively work to undo the multiple, overlapping systems of oppression and harm that continue to operate in this country.

The United States was built on white supremacy and as such, our criminal justice system is not just: it is the cruel result of centuries of systemic racist oppression. …


As of November 13, 2020

Independent abortion clinics provide the majority of abortion care in the United States, serving three out of every five people who have an abortion. These clinics provide care when and where others do not — operating in the most politically hostile states for abortion access and compassionately providing care as pregnancy progresses. But that’s not all — independent clinics also play a crucial role in protecting and defending our rights by challenging numerous abortion restrictions in the courts.

With the recent confirmation of anti-abortion Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court’s balance has shifted to…


Text on a teal and purple background reads You can get an abortion. Help is available.

This election season, voters in Louisiana and Colorado were faced with ballot measures related to abortion.

  • In Colorado, that ballot measure would have limited abortion at 22 weeks of pregnancy; voters overwhelmingly rejected it, meaning clinics can stay open and patients can continue to access the care they need in Colorado.
  • In Louisiana, voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that says that the Louisiana constitution does not protect the right to abortion or funding of abortion. This won’t immediately impact abortion access in the state, but creates a major obstacle to ensuring bodily autonomy and access to reproductive…


Along with millions of people who fight for what is right, Abortion Care Network is mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feeling gratitude for the decades of work she did, and grappling with a “justice” system that is not just.

We are grateful for the ways in which Ginsburg fought and stood for gender equality, voting rights, immigration, health care, and more. She was clear and vocal when it came to abortion access, affirming time and again that the ability to control our reproductive lives is core to our very freedom. We can not ignore the fact that…


We are celebrating a win at the Supreme Court, and remain focused on our vision

Yesterday, the Supreme Court released a decision in the June Medical vs. Russo case, striking down Louisiana’s medically unnecessary admitting privileges law. The ruling allows the state’s three remaining abortion clinics to continue to provide abortion care for the people of Louisiana.

The Court did what it was obligated to do — uphold its past decisions. Any other outcome would have been pure politics and would have had devastating implications for independent clinics, patients, and communities in Louisiana and the entire country. Admitting privilege laws…


Abortion Care Network condemns anti-Black police violence and commits to anti-racism

Police brutality and state-sanctioned violence are systemic crises that endanger every Black person in this country, including Black people who seek abortion care and Black abortion care providers. Abortion Care Network understands that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color experience racist violence and oppression every day — the state-sanctioned violence we are seeing now is nothing new, but must be called out at every turn.

Abortion Care Network’s headquarters and over a third of our staff — including myself — are based in Minneapolis, where we are mourning the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and…


Our world, our nation, and our communities are facing uncertainty, instability, and a rising healthcare crisis due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the crisis, the message that Abortion Care Network (ACN) continues to hear from our members is this: We are here.

Abortion Care Network members — independent clinics and allies alike — are here. They are caring for patients and helping pregnant people navigate increasingly challenging and complex healthcare landscapes. They are working with legal advocates, lawmakers and allies pushing back against legal barriers to care. They are funding abortions, making art, conducting evidence-based research, and communicating accurate…

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Abortion Care Network supports independent abortion care providers in the United States. www.facebook.com/abortioncarenetwork or on Twitter @AbortionCare

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