ANSIRH’s Abortion Facility Database is an online map and data resource created through ArcGIS. It contains information on over 700 abortion facilities in the United States. The data for the Facility Database has been generated from online research from publicly available sources and mystery phone calls. In June 2023, one year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the Abortion Facility Database research team released new findings on how abortion clinics have responded to the decision: “Trends in Abortion Facility Gestational Limits Pre- and Post-Dobbs” and “Availability of Telehealth Services for Medication Abortion in the U.S., 2020-2022.”
The Database serves as a tool to facilitate high-quality research on abortion, including reporting aggregate data and understanding the abortion facility landscape. It can also assist researchers to identify and develop relationships with individual facility collaborators for future research. Access to the database is available through a formal approval process.
In 2022, we published a summary report of the database. The report provides an overview of the abortion facility landscape and services available across the United States from 2017 through 2021, including the abortion care landscape that people were navigating before abortion access may have been significantly diminished due to the Dobbs decision.