Accession (2009-0210) (4.8 lin. ft.; 3200 items; dated 1990-2008) includes NCAP newsletters; pro-life organization files with news clippings and other materials; partial birth abortion legislation and debate information; and other administration materials.
Accession (2010-0156) (0.6 lin. ft.; 50 items; dated 1990-2009) includes pro-choice audiovisual and printed materials from a variety of pro-choice women's health organizations, including NARAL, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Accession (2011-0049) (1.2 lin. ft.; 900 items; dated 1989-2009 and undated) includes general administrative and financial files; conference files; files documenting the transition from NCAP to the Abortion Care Network; membership files; outreach and promotional material; print material; and media (some of which has been removed to Duke's Electronic Records Server for preservation).
Accession (2012-0170) (0.2 lin. ft.; 200 items; dated 1994-2008) includes legislative files, along with training documents and projects.
The National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP) was founded in 1990 and was based in Washington, D.C. It was a trade organization representing independent abortion providers in the United States, and was formed as a response to the success of Planned Parenthood, as well as to offer independent clinics a means of representation in Washington.
From its inception in 1990, NCAP was led by executive director Ron Fitzsimmons, who lobbied on providers' behalf and also organized annual meetings and other activities. Fitzsimmons received nationwide attention due to his remarks on the partial-birth abortion ban debate, including an interview with the New York Times in 1997, in which he admitted to lying about the prevalence of the procedure. Despite the media storm and the political backfire against the pro-choice movement, he remained at NCAP until 2004. He was followed by Jane Bovard (2004-2005) and Steven Emmert (2005-2007).
The National Coalition of Abortion Providers dissolved and merged with the Abortion Conversation Project to form the Abortion Care Network, which began operations in 2008.
Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, October 2009
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2009
Updated by Meghan Lyon, October 2010 and March 2011
Updated by Allie Poffinberger, September 2013
Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0233, 2010-0156, 2011-0049, 2012-0170