“Women are the canary in the mine. Where their rights are limited, the rights of the rest of society are in danger.” — Ritu Sharm, USA
The world is filled with people and organizations supporting women’s reproductive rights and responsibilities.
The following is a list of websites representing some of the organizations supporting women throughout the United States and around the globe.
Some of the sites speak softly to women who have had an abortion and need spiritual or emotional support. Others speak louder with powerful, activist voices for women’s right to access abortion in our country.
Still others speak for women around the world, in hopes of educating us about the human condition of our sisters globally. Some speak volumes to those who are students in academia and students of life.
Whatever your interest, the sites listed here will offer their perspectives and give you links to hundreds of other sites beyond our circle of favorites.
Heritage Clinic for Women, a PRIVATE and SAFE abortion clinic in Michigan, wants to offer women as much information about abortion as possible. We want our patients to be well-informed and prepared for their abortion clinic visit.
National Abortion Federation www.prochoice.org
As members of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), we appreciate the ongoing activism, education, research, advocacy and support the Federation offers to us and the clients we serve.
Catholics for a Free Choice www.cath4choice.org
This is an excellent site providing information for Catholic women about the abortion decision. This site provides commentary and expert analysis on a wide range of subjects related to women, religion and reproductive health as well as publications and articles from Conscience, The News Journal of Catholic Opinion.
The Abortion Access Project seeks to ensure access to abortion for all women by increasing abortion services, training new abortion providers, and raising awareness about the critical importance of abortion access to women’s lives.
Center for Reproductive Rights www.reproductiverights.org
The Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and defending women’s reproductive rights worldwide.
Feminist Majority Foundation www.feminist.org
Feminism n. the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women.
The Feminist Majority Foundation is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. The Feminist Majority Foundation utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.
Planned Parenthood Centers of West Michigan http://www.ppwnm.org
Their mission: to promote and ensure reproductive health, responsibility and freedom. Planned Parenthood Centers of West Michigan is a nonprofit agency and the largest provider of reproductive health and education services in the region. They are making sure people from all walks of life have access to affordable services that help them plan their families, prevent disease and make responsible decisions about their sexual health.
Medical Students for Choice www.ms4c.org
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students, they work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) www.naral.org
For more than thirty years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the leading national advocate for personal privacy and a woman’s right to choose. NARAL Pro-Choice America’s mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice America works to educate Americans and officeholders about the broad range of issues encompassing a woman’s right to choose and elect pro-choice candidates at all levels of government
National Organization for Women (NOW) www.now.org
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. 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.
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights www.rcrc.org
Most people of faith are pro-choice because of their religious beliefs, not in spite of them. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights (RCRR) believes that women must be free to make decisions about childbearing according to their own faith and conscience.
As the national interfaith alliance dedicated to ensuring reproductive freedom, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights helps individuals and groups to learn about the spiritual and theological dimensions of human sexuality and choice.
They provide a variety of resources for those who want to advocate for choice on religious grounds and work with a broad range of social justice groups and individuals, including clergy, congregations, faith communities, women’s health and pro-choice organizations, policy advocates, elected officials, and clinics.
The site offers online publications such as “How Good Women Make Wise Choice”, “Considering Abortion? Clarifying What You Believe” and “Judaism and Abortion”.
A Heartbreaking Choice www.aheartbreakingchoice.com
With the increased use of prenatal testing, more and more families are faced with the devastating news that something is seriously or fatally wrong with their pregnancy.
This site is for those parents who choose to interrupt their pregnancies after poor prenatal diagnosis. It reflects the dedication of courageous parents willing to reach out, hoping to create a safe haven of encouragement and validation.
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