Founded in April of 2016, Arkansas Abortion Support Network (AASN) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to reduce barriers to abortion access in Arkansas.
AASN is comprised of three arms: Arkansas Clinic Escorts (ACE), Abortion Services of Arkansas (ASA), and Community Outreach & Education (COE).
ACE provides patient escorting at Arkansas’s only procedural abortion clinic.
ACE volunteer opportunities: patient escorting on Saturdays and various weekdays, for 3-hour shifts covering morning to early afternoon.
ASA provides financial and some logistic support to abortion patients. We provide assistance to cover costs associated with the procedure, travel and lodging, and childcare. We also provide transportation services on a limited basis.
ASA volunteer opportunities: help planning and staffing fundraising events. More to come.
COE will hold and participate in educational and advocacy events. We are also planning to host a monthly peer-led support group for people who have had abortions.
COE volunteer opportunities: help planning and staffing outreach and educational events. More opportunities to come.
We believe that anyone seeking abortion services deserves to do so free from the shame, ridicule, and harassment regularly heaped upon them outside of reproductive healthcare clinics.
We believe that abortion should be accessible regardless of a pregnant person's economic or social status, or zip code.
We believe in the dignity of pregnant people and the right to make their own decisions about their bodies, without interference from politicians, extremists, or bullies.