The Safe Place Project, provides women with safe, unbiased information about where they can get a safe and legal abortion, as well as what obstacles they can expect to face in doing so.
Thanks to 18 year old Maddy Rasmussen
The Safe Place Project contains a physical map of clinic locations throughout the US; a list of the clinics that contains the name, address, and phone number of each one; and the date on which Rasmussen last verified that the center was open. That latter piece of information is vital: “There were some clinics that, before I was even able to post and update the website, had closed,” she tells Broadly. Often, she adds, the websites for these closed clinics remain un-updated—which can be devastating to women traveling hours to arrive at clinics, only to find they’re no longer open.
Both Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) have extensive clinic lists, but Planned Parenthood’s only includes their own clinics, while NAF only lists providers who are members of the organization.
“Maddy Rasmussen, 18, had an important revelation while interning at Legal Voice, an organization that aims to advocate for marginalized groups of women. The teen noted that the internet was lacking a comprehensive database or list of abortion clinics throughout the United States, so she decided to make one. Thus, the Safe Place Project was born: a website that outlines every abortion clinic in the country, in the form of a list and an interactive map.”