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Pro Choice Organizations

Black Women's Health Imperative: "Since 1983, we have been the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially."

Siecus: "Advocating for everyone’s right to accurate and comprehensive sexuality information, education, and related health services since 1964."

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research: “We strive to be the source of guidance, expertise, and ethical considerations for those interested in the menstrual cycle.”

NCAC: "NCAC’s mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms."

Feminist Women's Health Center, Berlin"Independent information and advice on women's health issues - for more than 40 years"

Speaking Out About Abortion

Women On Web: "A digital community of women who have had abortions, medical doctors, researchers, and individuals and organizations that support abortion rights."

I Had An Abortion: "Where women talk about how infuriating it was that their experiences of abortion—often trauma-free and liberating—were not part of the media presentation or common understanding of the issue."

Abortion Care Network: "National association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies. Together we work to ensure the rights of all people to experience respectful, dignified abortion care."

Thanks, abortion: "To dispel the way abortion is seen by showing you stories from real women who are pleased with their decision to abort."

Project Voice: "Bringing together personal stories, Project Voice hopes to establish a resource of sharing and support. The more people who share their stories here, the more accurately Project Voice can represent the multiplicities of abortion experiences."

Supportion: "A secular, pro-choice community that supports women (and the partners/family/friends of women) who have had, or who are considering having an abortion."

Exhale: an after abortion counseling hotline: "Pro-voice humanizes political conversations, transforms oppression, and creates peace."

 
Women's Health & Activism

Women's Health Specialists: (WHWH sponsor): "We give women the tools to evaluate their authentic health care needs - not based on a societal myth, but on women's reality and experience."

Embodywork La:  "To hold a deeply grounded, honest space for the people who get on my table to know and feel that they are whole, that are absolutely capable of transformation, and that they have total authority over their own experience."

Pussy Power House: "Interactive events and  experiences by a community of women standing together to promote self love + personal expression."

The Beautiful Cervix Project: "The Beautiful Cervix Project celebrates the beauty and intricacies of our bodies and fertility. We provide accessible information about fertility and menstrual cycles and showcase photographs documenting changes in the cervix and cervical fluid throughout the cycle."

Our Bodies Ourselves: "Addresses sexuality and reproductive health, including abortion."

O.school: "A free shame-free sex and pleasure education website where you can join live sessions and ask experts questions."

Rewire News: "An award-winning, non-profit daily online publication devoted to evidence-based reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice, and the intersections of racial, environmental, immigration, and economic justice."

CWPE, US: "A multi-racial alliance of feminist community organizers, scholarly activists and health practitioners committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice; and eliminating poverty."

Sister Song: "Our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities."

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice: "We envision a world where all people can actively and enthusiastically belong, regardless of their sex, sexuality, gender, bodies, dis/ability, race, class, nationality, migration status, or any other aspect of identity or circumstance."

Civil Liberties and Public Policy: "Our vision is a world where reproductive justice is a basic human right & the conditions to attain it are available to everyone. "

Breast Cancer Action: "We believe health justice as a human right."

Feminist Abortion Network: "We are proud partners of the broader reproductive justice movement that advocates for a woman’s right to determine whether and when to have children, to become a parent, to parent with dignity, to have a healthy safe pregnancy, and to have healthy safe families and relationships."

National Organization of Women: "As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States."

National Women's Health Network: "We improve the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making."

National Abortion Federation: "The mission of the National Abortion Federation is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women."

NARAL Prochoice America: "The 1.2 million member activists of NARAL Pro-Choice America fight for reproductive freedom for every person in every state."

Citizens for Choice: "We provide compassionate, confidential, non-judgmental reproductive health care services for women, men and teens through the clinic in Grass Valley."

Raising Women's Voices: "A national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the health care law into action."

Women's Economic Agenda Project: "The Women’s Economic Agenda Project (WEAP) demands economic human rights for poor women and their families."

Center for Reproductive Rights: "The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world."

California Democratic Party: "We support equality for women and their right to choose."

Access Women's Health Justice: "Removes barriers to sexual and reproductive health care and builds the power of Californians to demand health, justice and dignity."

National Network of Abortion Funds: "We envision a world where every reproductive decision, including abortion, takes place in thriving communities that are safe, peaceful, and affordable."

National Women's Law Center: "The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families."

Healthy Teen Network: "Believes youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, and queer (LGBTQ+), youth falling outside of the cisgender, heterosexual norm, and gender non-conforming youth should be affirmed as equal members of society."

Callen-Lorde Health Center NYC: "Leader in LGBTQ healthcare. Since the days of Stonewall, we have been transforming lives in LGBTQ communities through excellent comprehensive care, provided free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay."

Advocates for Youth: "Help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health."

Amplify Your Voice: "A project of Advocates for Youth."

Busy Moms Breastfeed: "I believe that no woman should ever feel guilty about not having met her breastfeeding goals."

     
Women Controlled Health Clinics

Women's Health Specialists: “We give women tools to evaluate their authentic health care needs - not based on a societal myth, but on women’s reality and experience." ~ Shauna Heckert, Former Executive Director.

Cedar River Clinics Yakima: Renton/Seattle and Tacoma, Washington "Ensuring access to reproductive and sexual health care through direct services, advocacy, and community education to defend bodily autonomy and advance social justice."

Feminist Women's Health Center: Atlanta, Georgia "Provides safe, accessible and compassionate abortion and gynecological care to all who need it without judgment."

The Emma Goldman Clinic Iowa City, Iowa "We exist to empower women and men in all life stages through the provision of quality reproductive health care that includes abortion services, gynecology services, safer sex promotion, and active education."

Progressive Health Services West Hollywood, and San Diego, CA "We believe that every person has a right to control over their body, their sexuality and their identity, and that women have a paramount right to control over their reproduction."

Feminist Women's Health Center, Berlin Berlin, Germany Independent information and advice on women's health issues - for more than 40 years"

Chicago Women's Health Center, Chicago, Illinois "Facilitates the empowerment of women and trans* people by providing access to health care and health education in a respectful environment where people pay what they can afford."

Birth And Labor Intervention

From MamaNatural: Labor Interventions: How to Avoid Them and Why You'd Want to "Every woman wants the best possible labor, delivery, and birth experience. For most of us, this means avoiding unnecessary labor interventions and newborn procedures, especially if we want a natural childbirth. Some people might think that there’s no harm in a few labor interventions to 'move things along.' However, each and every unnecessary intervention puts you at a much greater risk for more, and increasingly risky, interventions."

Inactive or archived but valuable information

Reproductive Health Technologies Project: "Advancing the ability of every woman to achieve full reproductive freedom."

Hers Foundation: "Dedicated to making sure that every woman, regardless of her financial status, has the information needed to make an informed decision about what she will, and will not, allow to be done to her female organs."

Women's Health News: "To help women (and other humans) become better informed about all aspects of women’s health."

One Archives at the USC Libraries: "Collect, preserve, and make accessible LGBTQ historical materials while promoting new scholarship on and public awareness of queer histories."

Talkbirth: "Focus on birth and breastfeeding and from there evolved into a commitment to the entire spectrum of Women’s Mysteries throughout the seasons of a woman’s life."

Redstockings: "The Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action is a mostly volunteer, grassroots effort, for using and spreading the principle of history for activist use."

 

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