The Abortion Care Network is the national association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies. While ACN does not perform clinical inspections, they have rigorous standards for applicants to ensure that they fit their core values of honesty, respect for patients and staff, and a commitment to quality care.
The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide through an interrelated program of social science research, public education, and policy analysis. Guttmacher produces regularly updated fact sheets that track laws in the U.S., including: state laws and policies; state facts about abortion, unintended pregnancy, and publicly funded family planning services; mandatory counseling, waiting periods, and Medicaid funding for abortion; restricting insurance coverage of abortion; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; and unintended pregnancy in the U.S.
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. NAF member clinics must undergo Quality Assurance and Improvement visits prior to membership and are subjected to further visits by NAF personnel on a regular basis, in addition to inspections by the state licensing agency. NAF members must also adhere to NAF’s clinical standards, including their Ethical Principles for Abortion Care. Patients accessing abortion care at NAF clinics may be eligible for support through NAF.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a federation of over 90 affiliates that operate 850 health centers across the country. In addition to family planning, many of the affiliates provide abortion services within a range of gestational limits. PPFA clinics are subjected to standards set forth by the organization itself to adhere to the highest quality abortion care according to evidence-based practices. Patients seeking abortions at Planned Parenthood affiliates may be eligible for funding through individual clinic resources.