The Abortion Care Network is the driving force behind the movement to de-stigmatize and normalize the abortion experience while offering support and training to abortion providers.
Founded by the merger of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers and the Abortion Conversation Project, ACN has created a network of independent abortion providers, supportive allied organizations, and socially conscious individuals who are deeply invested in creating an environment where women who choose abortion, and those that provide care, are no longer harassed or shamed by the choices they make.
The Abortion Care Network takes advantage of all avenues of communication to connect the abortion care community, offering many levels of resources, support and networking opportunities. Current examples: monthly webinars for frontline staff, downloadable protocol-sharing from members, issue oriented teleconferences, a Facebook page and print and online newsletters. ACN reaches millions of women through our members and through on-line venues, and quality handouts.
Along with challenging a stigmatized view of abortion, ACN members are also dedicated to the training of the next generation of abortion providers. ACN focuses on the underserved front line staff including counselors, advocates, clinic administrators and medical support staff who care for women and their families. With the “graying” of abortion providers, ACN’s commitment is to ensure that future providers get the support they need in order to provide the best in abortion care. With the vast majority of all abortions in the U.S. provided by independent providers, it is critical that there is an organization dedicated to continually raising the bar for quality abortion care.