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—Aradia Client



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Web Sites

Pregnancy Options

  1. Backline, www.yourbackline.org, 1-888-493-0092
    An honest pregnancy options discussion and information hotline.  Backline is dedicated to addressing the broad range of experiences and emotions surrounding pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.


  2. Pregnancy Options Information, www.pregnancyoptions.info
    This site provides accurate, non-biased information on pregnancy options, including medical abortion with RU486 and surgical abortion, pregnancy decision-making, adoption, childbirth, parenting and more.

Abortion

  1. The Abortion Conversation Project, www.abortionconversation.com ,703-684-0055
    This project recognizes the transformative power of pregnancy and all its possibilities.  They envision a world in which abortion is affirmed as a moral decision without stigma.


  2. Catholics for a Free Choice, www.cath4choice.org, 202-986-6093
    Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) is a nongovernmental organization that shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women's well-being, and respect and affirm the moral capacity of women and men to make sound decisions about their lives.


  3. Exhale, www.4exhale.org, 1-866-4-EXHALE
    Exhale serves women who have abortions, and their partners, friends and family. They respect the cultural, social and religious beliefs of all callers.


  4. Men and Abortion, www.menandabortion.com

  5. An open and honest website for men and women who seek information on dealing with abortion. They hope to facilitate the dialog between men and women regarding their abortion experience.

  6. Our Truths – Nuestras Verdades, www.ourtruths.org 
    Our Truths – Nuestras Verdades is a quarterly print and on-line magazine dedicated to bringing to light the diversity of abortion experiences while creating a safe space for women and men to speak their truths.
     
  7. Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, www.rcrc.org, 202-628-7700
    The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is an alliance of national organizations from major faiths, affiliates throughout the country, and the national Clergy for Choice Network, Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom, and The Black Church Initiative. Its members are unified in the commitment to preserve reproductive choice as a basic part of religious liberty.

  8. Voice Project, www.abortionproject.org
    Everyone knows somebody who had an abortion. Read stories of women's abortion experiences or share your own experience.

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Women's Health Care

  1. Back Up Your Birth Control, www.backupyourbirthcontrol.org, 800-Not-2-Late


    Back Up Your Birth Control unites more than 100 national and local medical organizations and women’s health advocacy groups to promote awareness of emergency contraception. Aradia Women's Health Center is a co-sponsor of the Back Up Your Birth Control campaign to inform and educate the public about EC.
     
  2. The CAIR Project Community Abortion Information & Resource Project, www.cairproject.org, (888) 644-CAIR
    The CAIR Project provides information and financial resources for women seeking abortions, and is dedicated to removing barriers to abortion access. 
     



  3. Emergency Contraception Information, http://ec.princeton.edu
    This Web resource provides accurate information about Emergency Contraception and is operated by the Office of Population Research at Princeton University and by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.
     
  4. King County Public Health, http://www.metrokc.gov/health/famplan/
    In collaboration with the University of Washington, the Public Health Family Planning program is a multi-faceted program that provides clinical services, community-based health education, and outreach throughout King County.

  5. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, www.latinainstitute.org, 718-260-8811
    NLIRH works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.
     
  6. Verbena, www.verbenahealth.org, 206-323-6540
    Verbena is committed to building and nurturing vibrant communities for lesbians, bisexual and queer women, and transgendered individuals through health education, advocacy, support services and access to care.

Research

  1. Allen Guttmacher Institute, www.agi-usa.org
    This is a non-profit organization that focuses on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education. The Institute's mission is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men in the United States and throughout the world.

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Political Resources

  1. Abortion Access Project, www.abortionaccess.org, 617-661-1161
    The Abortion Access Project is a national coalition of reproductive rights activists and women's health care providers dedicated to making abortion and reproductive health care accessible to all women.
     
  2. ACLU: Take Issue Take Charge, www.takeissuetakecharge.org

    This ACLU website provides tools and resources to protect reproductive rights.

  3. Center for Reproductive Rights, www.crlp.org, 212-514-5534 or 202-530-2975
    The Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and defending women's reproductive rights worldwide.

  4. Feminist Majority Foundation, www.feminist.org
    The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is an organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health and non-violence. FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially and politically.
     
  5. GIRE, www.gire.org.mx
    GIRE, the Group of Information on Reproductive Choice,  is a civil non-profit association based in Mexico. Founded in 1991, their mission is to generate, systematize and distribute information in Mexico about sexual and reproductive rights. This Web site is written in Spanish.
     
  6. I'mNotSorry.net, www.imnotsorry.net
    I'mNotSorry.net is a site where women can share their positive experiences with abortion and celebrate the right to choose.
     
  7. IPAS, http://www.ipas.org/english/, 800-334-8446
    Ipas has worked for three decades to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion. Ipas's global and country programs include training, research, advocacy, distribution of equipment and supplies for reproductive-health care, and information dissemination.
     
  8. NARAL Pro-Choice America, www.naral.org, 877-YOU DECIDE
    NARAL Pro-Choice America is a non-profit organization that advocates for comprehensive reproductive health policies and reproductive choice for all Americans.
     
  9. National Abortion Federation, www.prochoice.org, 800-772-9100
    The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. NAF's mission is to keep abortion safe, legal and accessible. Aradia Women's Health Center has been a member of NAF for more than 25 years.

  10. National Organization for Women (NOW), www.now.org, 202-628-8NOW
    NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

  11. Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP), www.protectchoice.org, 888-253-CHOICE
    The Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP) is a collaborative project of the country's leading national pro-choice organizations dedicated to empowering a new generation of pro-choice activists and supporters.


  12. RH Reality Check, www.rhrealitycheck.org

  13. Information and analysis for reproductive health

  14. Speak Out: I had an Abortion, www.speakoutfilms.com
    Underneath the din of politicians posturing about "life" and "choice," beyond activists yelling about murder and rights, there are the stories of women who have had abortions. The documentary Speak Out: I Had an Abortion features 11 women, ages 21 to 85, telling their abortion experience. It was produced by Jennifer Baumgardner and Gillian Aldrich.
     
  15. Third Wave Foundation, www.thirdwavefoundation.org, 212-675-0700
    The Third Wave Foundation helps support the leadership of young women 15 to 30 by providing resources, public education and relationship building opportunities.
     
  16. Washington NARAL, www.wanaral.org, 206-624-1990
    NARAL Pro-Choice Washington was founded in 1975 to protect and expand reproductive freedom in Washington state.

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Books

Recommended readings:

  1. Abortion My Choice, God's Grace: Christian Women Tell Their Stories, Anne Eggebroten, Editor


  2. I Had an Abortion: Real Stories, Real Choices., (PDF version) Vol. 1, published by Aradia Women's Health Center
     
  3. Our Choices, Our Lives: Unapologetic Writings on Abortion, Edited by Krista Jacob
     
  4. Peace after Abortion, Ava Torre-Bueno, LCSW
     
  5. Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions, Daniel C. Maguire

The above books are also available for sale at Aradia Women's Health Center for $10.

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