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About us

Preterm is Ohio's largest independent abortion clinic. We provide safe, compassionate abortion care and related services in a standard-setting, environmentally sustainable facility.

We were founded shortly after the US Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. From our grassroots beginning we've evolved into a professional, licensed ambulatory surgical facility.

As part of the reproductive justice movement we advocate for a woman's right to determine whether or when to have children, to become a parent and to parent with dignity, to have a healthy pregnancy, and to have healthy and safe families and relationships. Central to our mission is providing subsidized care for women who are not otherwise able to pay for their services.

Preterm is LEED Silver certified under the Existing Buildings program. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). We strive to be "green" in everything from our building systems to policies for purchasing and maintenance to educating our staff, our clients, and our neighborhood and networks about the importance and practicality of sustainable behavior.

We serve the women of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Northeast Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and beyond.

Preterm values women, supports choices, and empowers lives.


Contact information

Date Founded: 3/15/1974

Government ID number: 23-7314836

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Phone: 216-991-4000

Fax: 216-991-4571

12000 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH, 44120, US

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