Resourceful links below to assist in your decision making.
Making a choice: Parenting, Abortion or Adoption?
Pregnancy Options Workbook – www.pregnancyoptions.info/pregnant.htm
Provides unbiased help for decision making about unplanned pregnancy. This includes emotional, religious, financial, and relationship aspects. Helps you consider parenting, surgical and medical abortions, and adoption alternatives.
Faith Aloud – www.faithaloud.org
A religious community that supports all reproductive choices for all people. This site has written information and video clips for pregnant people with religious concerns. It can aid in decision making and coping.
I’m Pregnant…Now What? [PDF]
This is a small, printable brochure designed by Summit Centers for people who seek guidance during pregnancy.
Abortion and Post-Abortion Resources
The site is based on the book, Peace After Abortion – www.peaceafterabortion.com
Most people who have abortions do not experience negative feelings. However, a lot of people do. You will find information to help you understand the origin of your emotional and spiritual pain. You will also find the stories of other people who have experienced distress related to an abortion.
A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion – www.pregnancyoptions.info/emotional&spiritual.htm
Use this guide to explore complex emotions, reactions, and relationships after an abortion. The guide has readings, exercises, and journaling techniques.
Non-Surgical Abortion Resources
Early Option Pill – www.earlyoptionpill.com
Danco Laboratories is a women’s health pharmaceutical company. It is the American distributor of Mifeprex and RU486. Mifeprex is the first FDA-approved pill for ending an early pregnancy. Danco has detailed information about this medication.
National Abortion Federation (NAF) – www.prochoice.org
NAF is the leading organization in creating standards of care for national and international abortion agencies.
Women’s Health Resources
Bedsider – www.bedsider.org
A website made by clinicians (doctors, nurses, educators) with easy-to-understand information about birth control.
Susan G. Komen Foundation – www.breast-cancerinfo.com
One of the nation’s leading breast health organizations. This site has news and information about breast cancer and events like Race for the Cure. More information is on their breast cancer helpline: 1.800.I’M-AWARE®.
National Women’s Health Resource Center – www.healthywomen.org
Find free, unbiased information on women’s health issues. Common concerns are diabetes, heart disease, menopause, pregnancy, cancer, and more.
National Women’s Health Network – www.nwhn.org
A social justice-driven organization that aims to give women a voice in the healthcare system. NWHN strives to improve health and access to care. It also examines health, policy, and consumer issues.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – www.acog.org
For medical professionals, patients, and anyone seeking medical, political or other information on women’s gynecological health, news, and events.
I Wanna Know – www.iwannaknow.org
Answers your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted disease prevention. The site is from the American Social Health Association.
American Social Health Association – www.ashastd.org
American Social Health Association is dedicated to stopping sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences. Site has links and information about STDs and HPV. (800) 227-8922 or (800) 342-AIDS
National Sexuality Resource Center – www.nsrc.sfsu.edu
Information that supports healthy, informed sexuality and sexual choices. Issues include sexuality and gender, disability, aging, faith, and so on.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Violences
National Domestic Violence – www.thehotline.org
Resources for anyone (or friends/family of) who has experienced violence. You will find safety plans, national and local contact information, and online/phone support 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Visit the website, or call: 800.799.SAFE (7233).
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network – www.rainn.org
Free, safe and private resources regarding sexual violence. Includes resources for recent survivors of sexual violence, as well as political and policy information.
Abortion Provider Organizations
National Abortion Federation – www.prochoice.org
The professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. Subsequently, NAF’s mission is to preserve and enhance the quality and accessibility of abortion services.
Abortion Care Network – www.abortioncarenetwork.org
Connecting the abortion care community, the Abortion Care Network (ACN) leads the movement to de-stigmatize and normalize the abortion experience. ACN also offers support and training to the abortion care community.
Abortion Clinics Online (ACOL) – abortionclinics.com
A directory of abortion and other reproductive health care providers, clinics, and hospitals.
Reproductive Rights & Abortion Policy Issues
Center for Reproductive Rights – www.reproductiverights.org
For more than 15 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom. They recognize that reproductive freedom is a basic human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.
National Abortion Rights Action League – www.naral.org
NARAL is the political arm of the pro-choice movement. It is a strong advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. NARAL’s mission is to protect and preserve the right to choose. It also promotes policies and programs that improve reproductive health.
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy – www.crlp.org
An independent, nonprofit legal group that ensures all people have access reproductive health services they need and want. Site offers fact sheets, reports, articles, and news. Topics include the world’s abortion laws, Roe v. Wade, the fundamentalist crusade against abortion, and so-called “partial-birth abortion”.
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
MSFC was founded in 1993 by students concerned about the shortage of doctors trained to provide abortion care. They also aimed to increase abortion education in medical schools, and decrease violence against abortion providers. The organization represents students at more than 100 medical schools across the United States and Canada.
Alan Guttmacher Institute – www.guttmacher.org
The mission of the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) is to protect the reproductive choices of all people throughout the world. Moreover, AGI provides reliable, balanced information on sexual activity, contraception, abortion, and childbearing.
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective – www.sistersong.net
Strengthening collective voices of indigenous women and women of color. This approach ensures reproductive rights as human rights through grassroots efforts.
National Institute for Reproductive Health – www.nirhealth.org
Works with state and local agencies in tough political climates to make positive change for reproductive health and rights.
Religion and Abortion Resources
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
The religious voice for reproductive choice through the moral power of religious communities.
Catholics For A Free Choice – www.catholicsforchoice.org
A social justice organization devoted to research, policy analysis, education and advocacy. The group focuses on issues of gender equality and reproductive health.
National Council of Jewish Women – www.ncjw.org
A volunteer organization that works through a program of research, education, advocacy and community service. They aim to improve the quality of life for women, children and families. In addition, NCJW strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all. The council believes that detailed, private, accessible family planning and reproductive health services should be available for all, regardless of age or ability to pay.
Faith Aloud – www.faithaloud.org
A religious community that supports all reproductive choices for all people.
Women’s Issues and Concerns
Women’s Voices, Women’s Vote – www.wvwv.org
Provides up-to-date voter information for national, state and local politics. Furthermore, news, blogs and political information is for women, by women.
Feministing – www.feministing.com
An activist blogging community with news, writings, and videos. The community is anti-racist and anti-classist. Consequently, they cover sex, sexuality, gender, family, health, and politics.
RH Reality Check – www.rhrealitycheck.org
A blogging site for news, analysis and commentary on reproductive and sexual health and justice topics.