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 non-biased help for decision making regarding unplanned pregnancy concerns, including: emotional, religious, financial, and relationship aspects. Provides help on 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 link includes written information and video clips to help decision making for pregnant women with religious concerns.
I’m Pregnant…Now What? [PDF]
This is a small, printable brochure designed by Summit Centers for women seeking guidance during pregnancy.
Abortion and Post-Abortion Resources
The site is based on the book, “Peace After Abortion” – www.peaceafterabortion.com
Although most women who have abortions do not experience negative feelings, a significant number do. You will find information here to help you understand the origin of your emotional and spiritual pain. You will also find the stories of other women 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 through reading guides, exercises, and journaling techniques.
Non-Surgical Abortion Resources
Early Option Pill – www.earlyoptionpill.com
Danco Laboratories, a women’s health pharmaceutical company, is the American distributor of Mifeprex and RU486. The site has comprehensive information on this pill, the frst FDA approved pill for ending early pregnancy.
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
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, including Race for the Cure, as well as information 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 including 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. Goals include improving women’s health and accessibility while providing a critical analysis of 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 from the American Social Health Association.
American Social Health Association – www.ashastd.org
American Social Health Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences to individuals, families and communities. Site has links and educational 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, including 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 confidential 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. 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) is the driving force behind the movement to de-stigmatize and normalize the abortion experience while offering 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 as a fundamental 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 and a strong advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. NARAL’s mission is to protect and preserve the right to choose while promoting policies and programs that improve women’s reproductive health.
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy – www.crlp.org
An independent, nonprofit legal organization dedicated to ensuring that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services. Site offers fact sheets, reports, articles, and news on topics such as the world’s abortion laws, Roe v. Wade, the Fundamentalist crusade against abortion, and so-called “partial-birth abortion”.
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
Founded in 1993 by students concerned about the shortage of doctors trained to provide abortion care, the lack of abortion education in medical schools, and escalating 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 women and men — in the United States and throughout the world. AGI provides reliable, balanced, nonpartisan 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 to ensure 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 – www.rcrc.org
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 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 to improve the quality of life for women, children and families and strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all. The council believes that comprehensive, confidential, 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. News, blogs and political information is available for women, by women.
Feministing – www.feministing.com
An activist blogging community filled with anti-racist, anti-classist news, writings, and videos pertaining to 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.