To create a world where the incidence of failed abortions and the lives of survivors is openly discussed and accepted, and survivors and their families are supported and healed.
The Abortion Survivors Network (ASN) is the only advocacy and support group for abortion survivors and their families world-wide. It is founded and directed by abortion survivor, Melissa Ohden, MSW.
ASN provides social and emotional support to survivors and their families, while raising awareness in the public about the incidence of failed abortions and the experiences of abortion survivors.
The Abortion Survivors Network has existed and served in this capacity since 2012, but grew into a 501c3 in 2019, as aggressive abortion legislation swept the U.S. and brought forward significant needs of survivors and the public to know more about survivors.
In 2020, The Abortion Survivors Network Education and Policy Center was also added to the organization as a separate 501c4. The Education and Policy Center provides education and outreach to the public about legislative issues which impact survivors and advocates
for survivors and the unborn on these issues.