6/20/2022 - we are increasing our fundraising goal. See the updates section for details!
When people are able to access abortion care with dignity, in a safe and supportive environment, they thrive – leading to healthier families and stronger communities.
Abortion access is under attack, but people still need care
In June, the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to announce a decision that will radically change abortion access. At minimum, states will be able to ban abortion as early as 15 weeks of pregnancy. At worst, as many as 26 states are likely to ban abortion entirely.
Independent clinics, who are unaffiliated with Planned Parenthood, make up the majority of clinics providing abortion care after 15 weeks in the US.
These “indie clinics” have been closing at an alarming rate. Over the last few years, 74% of the clinics that closed provided care after the first trimester—care that millions of people in the country are about to lose access to in their home states. This is critical healthcare, but it depends on a specialized infrastructure that is crumbling.
What can be done?
We need clinics in friendly places that can both serve their communities and be a safe harbor for abortion seekers who need to travel from hostile states across the country.
We need independent clinics that are:
- Near major transportation hubs
- Ready to work closely with abortion funds and practical support organizations
- Willing and able to provide safe, patient-centered abortion care to everyone who needs it
And that’s why we’re opening a new clinic in Maryland, one of the southernmost states where abortion access will be protected. This means we’ll be able to serve patients from the Southeast, where care will largely be unavailable. Existing clinics in the mid-Atlantic region already have a five-week waiting period, and demand is growing.
Why us? We are an OB/GYN and a certified nurse-midwife with more than two decades of abortion care experience between us. We have dedicated our careers to ensuring people in need have access to the best care possible. We are excited and ready to open the only women-owned and operated, all-trimester abortion clinic in the United States.
How can you help?
We are seeking startup funding from you, our community, to open quickly and respond to the urgent need that’s coming. We could spend months or years raising money from foundations, but our patients don’t have the luxury of time.
Startup funding will go toward the build-out of a space we’ve leased. It will fund critical supplies and equipment to provide the care our patients deserve. And it will allow us to hire the staff that will complete our wonderful team.
Partners in Abortion Care is a community project and we are calling on our community to help us move forward toward an opening this Fall.
5/3/2022 UPDATE: We are angry, disappointed, and deeply saddened by the leaked SCOTUS draft decision that overturns Roe v. Wade. This has only made us more determined to open our clinic as soon as possible.
We have seen firsthand how compassionate, accessible abortion care changes lives and strengthens families and communities. We will continue our work to make sure abortion access is preserved, even in a post-Roe world.
In solidarity with our community,
Morgan & Diane