Selected List of National Organizations Supporting Reproductive Rights

This is only a partial list of organizations working on these issues, and it is constantly updated. If you would like to add an organization to this list, please contact us at contact@politicalresearch.org or 617/666-5300.

 

Abortion Access Project of Massachusetts

552 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 215, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 661-1161, fax (617) 492-1915, info@repro-activist.org, www.abortionaccess.org

Works on issues of abortion access, especially with hospitals and provider training; available for technical assistance. Publishes fact sheets and pamphlets on organizing medical students and health care providers for choice and abortion access.  Projects include the Hospital Access Collaborative and the New England Midlevel Training Consortium.

 

Alan Guttmacher Institute

120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, (212) 248-1111, fax (212) 248-1951

1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 460, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 296-4012, fax (202) 223-5756, info@agi-usa.org, www.agi-usa.org

A nonprofit research and policy institute that studies reproductive health issues, including abortion, contraception, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. Publishes reports, articles, and fact sheets. An excellent source of information and statistics on all aspects of reproductive health, particularly abortion and contraception.

 

ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project

125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, (212) 549-2633, rfp@acul.org, http://www.aclu.org/ReproductiveRights/

Seeks to promote through litigation, advocacy, and public education the rights of women to control their reproduction free from government coercion or hindrance. This includes access to sexuality education, contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and child-bearing assistance.

 

American Medical Women’s Association

801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 838-0500, fax (703) 549-3864, info@amwa-doc.org, www.amwa-doc.org

Promotes women’s health and works to increase the influence of women in medicine. Publishes a newsletter, a bimonthly journal, and curricula, including the Reproductive Health Model Curriculum, a resource for medical students and professors to address the need for quality reproductive health training. Maintains the Reproductive Health Initiative to bring educational opportunities to physicians and medical students.

 

Americans for Religious Liberty

P.O. Box 6656, Silver Spring, MD 20916, (301)260-2988, arlinc@verizon.net

A nonprofit public interest education organization dedicated to preserving the separation of church and state. Monitors the right on a number of issues, including abortion politics. Publishes The Voice of Reason newsletter.

 

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

1816 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 466-3234, fax (202) 466-2587, www.au.org

Publishes detailed reports on religious right. Regularly produces reports, speeches and other materials that expose attempts of conservative Christian organizations to control public policy.

 

Asian and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health

310 8th Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94607, (510) 268-8988, fax (510) 268-8181, apirh@igc.org

Collaborates with clinics, organizations and individuals to promote safe and viable options for the reproductive health and sexual well being of Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls. Conducts outreach and education projects, promotes community-based research and advocates for and organizes with low-income and refugee communities in California.

 

Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights (BACORR)

750 La Playa, #730, San Francisco, CA 94121, (415) 437-4032, tburghardt@igc.apc.org, www.webcom.com/~pinknoiz/right/bacorr.html

Coordinates spirited and militant support for reproductive health. Publishes “Dialectics of Terror:  A National Directory of the Direct Action Anti Abortion Movement and Their Allies .” BACORR issues this directory as an informational source book for activists and organizers involved in the struggle for women's liberation to use as a road map of Christian Right extremist organizations active today.

 

Campaign for Access and Reproductive Equity

P.O. Box 48665, Washington, D.C. 20002-0665, (202) 543-7140, fax (202) 543-7123

A project of the National Network of Abortion Funds, this two-year multi-issue, grassroots, public education effort will attempt to link issues of health care access, welfare reform and sexuality education through an organizing effort.

 

Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL)

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 726, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B7, (888) 642-2725, fax (613) 789-9960, caral@caral.ca, www.caral.ca

Canada’s pro-choice, volunteer organization working exclusively to ensure that all women have total reproductive freedom to exercise the right to safe, accessible abortion.

 

Catholics for Free Choice

1436 U Street, NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 986-6093, fax (202) 332-7995, www.cath4choice.org

Through discourse, education, and advocacy, CFFC advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice and a commitment to women’s well being, and respect and affirm the moral capacity of women and men to make responsible decisions about their lives.

 

Center for Democratic Renewal

P.O. Box 50469, Atlanta, GA 30302, (404) 221-0025, www.thecdr.org

Monitors, exposes, and counters hate groups, particularly white supremacists. Assists communities in organizing against hate groups in their areas. Publishes three annual magazines, plus pamphlets and reports, including “Women’s Watch: Violence in the Anti-Abortion Movement.”

 

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy

120 Wall Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10005, (212) 514-5534, fax (212) 514-5538

1146 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 530-2975, fax (202) 530-2976, www.crlp.org

Non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting women’s reproductive rights through programs that engage in litigation, policy analysis, legal research, and public education. Promotes women’s reproductive health and rights both domestically and internationally. Produces reports, organizing packets, and educational materials.

 

Center for Women Policy Studies

1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 312, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 872-1770, fax (202) 296-8962, cwps@centerwomenpolicy.org, www.centerwomenpolicy.org

A national nonprofit, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural feminist, multi-issue policy research and advocacy institution which seeks to incorporate the perspectives of women into the formulation of public policy. Focuses on:  reproductive rights/health, women and AIDS, welfare reform, workplace diversity, violence and access to health care.  Works with a national network of activist women state legislators to implement principles of Beijing through Center’s Contract with Women of the USA.  Publishes various materials, including an Affiliates Quarterly Report.

 

Childbirth by Choice Trust

 344 Bloor Street W., Suite 502, Toronto, ON M5S 3A7, (416) 961-7812, fax (416) 961-5771, info@cbctrust.com, www.cbctrust.com

The Childbirth by Choice Trust educates the public about fertility control issues—like contraceptive use, unintended pregnancy and abortion—so that people have the information they need to make up their minds about these matters.  Childbirth by Choice refers to childbearing which is done willingly, through prevention of unwanted pregnancies and availability of options for women who are unhappily pregnant:  abortion or childbirth, parenting or adoption.                                                                                                                                           

 

Choice USA

1010 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20007, (202) 965-7700, fax (202) 965-7701, choiceusa@earthlink.net, www.choiceusa.org

A national activist organization whose work targets young people aged 15-25.  Projects encompass media, grassroots organizing, activist training, leadership development strategies, and on-going public opinion research to counter anti-choice myths with accurate information, frame pro-choice issues  in terms that resonate with young people’s values and experiences, build a broad base of grassroots support, and identify/train a corps of young activists leaders.

 

Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP)

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002, (413) 582-5645, fax (413) 582-5620, clpp@hamp.hampshire.edu, http://hamp.hampshire.edu/

A national organization dedicated to reproductive rights activism and education.  CLPP works with campus and community groups nationwide through coordination of the National Young Women's Day of Action and its annual conference—the Fight for Abortion Rights and Reproductive Freedom.

 

Clara Bell Duvall Education Fund

125 South 9th Street, Suite 304, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 629-0111, duvall@libertynet.org, www.libertynet.org/duvall

A clearinghouse for current and historic information about the status of reproductive health care as well as a focal point for statewide advocacy and action on related concerns. Builds communication between the academic and activist communities. Publishes brochures and fact sheets on abortion in Pennsylvania.

 

Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity

P.O. Box 21428, Seattle, WA 98111, (206) 233-9136, fax (206) 233-0611

Coalition of public, private, and governmental organizations that monitors supremacist groups and activities. Explores the overlap between white supremacist, anti-semitic, and anti-choice groups.

 

Feminist Majority Foundation

1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 522-2214, fax (703) 522-2219

8105 West 3rd Street, Suite 1, Los Angeles, CA 90048, (323) 651-0495

femmaj@feminist.org, www.feminist.org

The Feminist Majority Foundation is dedicated to equality and seeks to eliminate discrimination of all kinds by advocating non-violence and working to eliminate social and economic injustices in America and worldwide.  Major programs include the National Clinic Access Project, the Campaign for RU486 (Mifepristone) and Contraceptive Research, and Choices Campus Campaign.  The National Clinic Access Project, which began in 1989, assists clinics nationwide through public education, original research, community organizing, emergency clinic assistance, and Anti-Abortion Violence Watch publication. 

 

Institute for Democracy Studies

177 East 87th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10128, (212) 423-9237, fax (212) 423-9352,  info@institutefordemocracy.org, www.institutefordemocracy.org/index.html

Founded in 1999, the Institute for Democracy Studies is a nonprofit research and educational center devoted to the study of anti-democratic religious and political movements and organizations in the U.S. and internationally.  IDS publications document the agendas, structures, and funding of these groups.  The Institute currently maintains research programs in three areas: law, religion, and reproductive rights. The Reproductive Rights and Democracy Program of IDS is engaged in domestic and international research on the major structures opposed to reproductive rights from abortion to contraception and sexuality education. These initiatives often originate from and are generated by profound opposition to democratic institutions and even constitutional democracy itself.  IDS publishes briefing papers and an investigative newsletter, IDS Insights.

 

Institute for First Amendment Studies

P.O. Box 589, Great Barrington, MA 01230, comments@ifas.org, www.ifas.org

Gathers data and prepares newsletters and reports about groups and individuals who pose a threat to First Amendment freedoms.

 

International Women’s Health Coalition

24 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010, (212) 979-8500, iwhc@igc.apc.org, www.iwhc.org

Works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women’s reproductive and sexual health rights. Provides technical, managerial, moral, and financial support to reproductive health providers, advocacy groups, and women’s organizations in the global south. Publishes books and position papers and maintains a global communications network of 6,000 individuals and organizations in 143 countries.

 

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

120 Wall St., Suite 1500 New York, NY 10005, (212) 809-8585, fax (212) 809-2306

6030 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 937-2728, fax (213) 937-0601

11 East Adams St., Suite 1008, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 663-4413

1447  NE Peachtree St, Suite 10004, Atlanta, GA 30309, (404) 897-1880

lambda@lambdalegal.org, www.lambdalegal.org

Works toward achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Has done work on a variety of issues including lesbian and gay parenting and has worked in coalition with other organizations to promote reproductive rights.  Newsletter includes a docket which tracks court cases in process.

 

Margaret Sanger Center International

26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, (212) 274-7315, msci@ppnyc.org, www.ppnyc.org/services/msci.html

As the international wing of Planned Parenthood of New York City, MSCI works to protect women’s reproductive rights abroad by offering education and training programs, and incorporating reproductive issues into primary care and traditional family services. MSCI also helps Non Governmental Organizations implement systems and provides public policy and political advocacy training as well as professional development.

 

Medical Students for Choice

2041 Bancroft Way  Suite 201, Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 540-1195, fax (510) 540-1199, msfc@ms4c.org, www.ms4c.org

Founded in 1993 by medical students concerned about the abortion provider shortage, the lack of abortion education, and escalating violence against abortion providers.  Today, they represent more than 5,000 medical students and residents who are demanding a comprehensive medical education including abortion training.  MSFC works on a grassroots basis at medical schools and residency programs throughout North America, holds national and regional meetings, maintains a presence on the Internet, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and produces “A Medical Student’s Guide to Improving Reproductive Health Curricula.”

 

Ms. Foundation for Women

120 Wall Street, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10005, (212) 742-2300,
fax (212) 742-1653, pjerido@ms.foundation.org, www.ms.foundation.org

Directs resources to progressive organizations that promote the rights of women. Awards grants, provides training, convenes grantees, and conducts public education and advocacy campaigns. Focuses on three issue areas: Women’s Economic Security, Women’s Health and Safety, and Girls, Young Women, and Leadership.  Through Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund (RRCOF), provides funding, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities for reproductive rights activists. 

 

National Abortion Federation

1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 667-5881, naf@prochoice.org, www.prochoice.org

HOTLINE (800) 772-9100 (M-F, 9:30-5:30 EST)

The largest professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada.  Membership also includes individuals and organizations working in reproductive health and abortion rights.  NAF’s mission is to keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible.  Toll-free hotline provides factual information, referrals, and assistance with funding or other barriers to accessing abortion services.  Provides accredited abortion-specific continuing medical education; produces top-quality clinical resources for abortion providers; assists providers with clinic defense; advocates for abortion training at all levels of clinical education; promotes unbiased public education about abortion; and brings the provider and patient voices to public policy debates about abortion.  Training materials, fact sheets, books, activist guides, and other publications for professionals and consumers are available.

 

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL)

1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 973-3000, fax (202) 973-3096, naral@naral.org, www.naral.org

Works 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. Produces several publications, including voting records by members of Congress and state-by-state analysis of legislation on reproductive rights.

 

National Asian Women’s Health Organization

1850 M Street NW, Suite 230, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 331-4790, nawho@nawho.org, www.nawho.org

NAWHO’s core program is the Asian Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Empowerment Project (RSHP). Produces surveys, press releases and other public statements about the state of Asian American women’s reproductive health.

           

National Black Women’s Health Project

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 543-9311, (800) ASK-BWHP, fax (202) 543-9743, nbwhp@nbwhp.org, www.blackfamilies.com/community/groups/WomensHealth

A health advocacy organization addressing health issues faced by black women and their families. Seeks to enable Black women to become aware of the nature of physical and mental health and the relationship between the two, and to enable Black women to take control and become active participants in their health maintenance.

 

National Center for the ProChoice Majority

P.O. Box 1315, Hightstown, NJ 08520, (609) 443-8780

As an independent research organization that monitors and analyzes the anti-abortion crusade, NCPCM has provided well-researched information to abortion providers, grassroots activists, the media and law enforcement about the activities of anti-abortion militants. NCPCM develops resources and motivational materials that enhance the ability of abortion providers and grassroots pro-choice organizations working to protect reproductive choice for future generations.

 

National Coalition of Abortion Providers

206 King Street, 2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 684-0055, fax (703) 684-5051, ronncap@aol.com, www.ncap.com

NCAP is a non-profit pro-choice organization that represents the interests of approximately 150 independent abortion providers throughout the United States (it does not represent clinics associated with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America). As well as being a lobbying organization, NCAP has also established relationships with various companies that offer its members low-cost medical supplies, malpractice insurance, and long distance telephone services. NCAP seeks to honor women by advancing a candid, national “conversation” on the issue of abortion.


National Council for Research on Women

11 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10005  (212) 785-7335, fax (212) 785-7350, ncrw@ncrw.org, www.ncrw.org

The National Council for Research on Women is a working alliance of 84 women's research and policy centers, more than 3,000 affiliates and a network of over 200 international centers. NCRW's mission is to enhance the connections among research, policy analysis, advocacy, and innovative programming on behalf of women and girls.


National Council of Negro Women

633 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 737-0120, info@ncnw.com, www.ncnw.com

NCNW is a multi-faceted, non-profit organization that works at the national, state, local and international levels in pursuit of the goal of improving quality of life for women, children and families. NCNW consists of 38 affiliated national organizations, 250 community-based Sections chartered in 42 states, 20 college-based Sections and 60,000 individual members. NCNW has an outreach to over four million women. With a national headquarters in Washington, D.C. since 1942, NCNW currently maintains offices, in Atlanta, Brooklyn, New York, and New Orleans, and three international field offices -- Dakar (Senegal), Harare (Zimbabwe), and Cairo (Egypt).

 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

1700 Kalorama Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009-2624, (202) 332-6483, fax (202) 332-0207

ngltf@ngltf.org, www.ngltf.org

NGLTF helps to strengthen the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) movement at the state and local level while connecting these activities to a national vision of change. NGLTF is the front line activist organization in the national GLBT movement. As such, it serves as the national resource center for grassroots GLBT organizations that are facing a variety of battles at the state and local levels. Through three program departments, NGLTF seeks to build the political strength of the GLBT rights movement at the grassroots level. NGLTF is a progressive organization, committed to building coalition with other communities working for social change.

 

National Latina Health Organization

P.O. Box 7567, Oakland, CA 94601, (510) 534-1362, (800) 971-5358, http://clnet.ucr./edu/women/nlho

Works towards the goal of bilingual access to quality health care and the self-empowerment of Latinas through culturally respectful educational programs, health advocacy, outreach, research, and public policy. Publishes position papers.

 

National Network of Abortion Funds

42 Seaverns Ave, Boston MA 02130-2865, (617) 524-6040, fax (617) 524-6042, email info@nnaf.org, web http://www.nnaf.org

An organization of over 100 grassroots groups (abortion funds) across the country that raise money to directly help women cover the cost of abortion. Fights for policies that will eliminate economic barriers to abortion. Produces several free publications, including “Building an Abortion Fund” and “A Matter of Justice” policy report. Call NNAF for publications or information, or about membership in the Network. For referrals to abortion funds, call NNAF or the National Abortion Federation hotline.

 

National Organization for Women (NOW)

733 15th Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 628-8669, fax (202) 785-8576, now@now.org, www.now.org

Works to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society, exercising all privileges and responsibilities.

 

National Women’s Health Network

514 10th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 347-1140, fax (202) 347-1168, www.womenshealthnetwork.org

Dedicated to safeguarding women’s health rights and interests, the Network advocates for better policies on women’s health.  The Network also provides science-based information and resource referrals to policy makers, the media and individual consumers.  Priority issue areas for the Network include reproductive health, breast cancer, menopause and access to quality health care.  The Network is supported by more than 12,000 individual and 300 organizational members nationwide.

 

National Women’s Law Center

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 588-5180, fax (202) 588-5185, www.nwlc.org

Conducts public policy research, advocacy, litigation and public education efforts to protect and advance the legal rights of women and their families, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women.

 

National Women’s Political Caucus

1630 Connecticut Avenue NW #201, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 785-1100, fax (202) 785-3605, www.nwpc.org

A multi-partisan national grassroots membership organization dedicated to identifying, recruiting, training, and supporting pro-choice women for elected and appointed office at all levels of government. Provides contact information for all women currently in public office and detailed analysis of elections and women's progress towards realizing a US legislative body truly representative of its population.

 

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center

P.O. Box 572, Lake Andes, SD 57356, (605) 487-7072, fax (605) 487-7964, nativewomen@igc.apc.org, www.nativeshop.org

A project of the Native American Community Board dedicated to addressing issues of Native American women’s health through education, counseling, scholarships, and other programs. Publishes the Wicozanni Wowapi Newsletter. Programs include the Domestic Violence Program, AIDS Prevention Program, Environmental Awareness and Action Project, Cancer Prevention, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Program in addition to Reproductive Health and Rights. Publishes reports on a variety of Native American women’s health issues.

 

Our Bodies, Ourselves

(aka The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective)
34 Plympton Street, Boston, MA 02118, (617) 451-3666, fax (617) 451-3664, office@bwhbc.org, www.ourbodiesourselves.org

A nonprofit, public interest women’s health education, advocacy and consulting organization. Has been publishing Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS) since 1970, with the goals of making accurate health and medical information accessible to a broad audience by weaving women’s stories into a framework of practical, clearly written text.  In addition, identifies and collaborates with individuals and organizations providing services, generating research and policy analysis, and organizing for social change.  Works toward inspiring and empowering women to become engaged in the political aspects of sustaining good health for themselves and their communities.

 

Pacific Institute for Women's Health

2999 Overland Avenue, Suite 111 Los Angeles, CA 90064 , (310) 842-6828, fax (310)280-0600, piwh@piwh.org, www.piwh.org

Dedicated to improving women's health and well-being locally and globally, the Institute takes a comprehensive approach to the complex realities of women's lives and works through applied research, advocacy, community involvement, consultation and training.  They believe that efforts to improve women's health and well-being must go beyond the treatment of disease to address all conditions affecting women's lives; that a diversity of participants, views and opinions is critical to the success of their mission; that collaborative and respectful relationships should infuse all their activities; that findings from their work should be widely shared to influence policies and programs to promote women's health and well-being.

 

People Against Racist Terror

P.O. Box 1055, Culver City, CA 90232, (310) 495-0299, part2001@usa.net, http://people.we.mediaone.net/part2001/index.html

PART opposes anti-Semitism, zionism, clinic bombings, gay bashing, police brutality, political repression, racist terror, racism, sexism, colonialism, and all forms of oppression. PART fights for international solidarity, human liberation, and for the protection of the environment. PART is affiliated with Anti-Racist Action, (ARA), and puts out "Turning the Tide: Journal of Anti-Racist Action, Research & Education."

 

People For the American Way

2000 M Street, Suite 400 NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 467-4999, fax (202) 293-2672, 1-800-326-7329, pfaw@pfaw.org, www.pfaw.org

People For the American Way Foundation is “committed to defending democracy and bringing the ideals of community, opportunity, diversity, equality and fairness together to form a strong, united voice”. To achieve this, PFAWF conducts research, legal and education work, and does community organizing, as well as monitoring and researching the Religious Right movement and its political allies.

 

Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health

1780 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10019, (212) 765-2322, fax (212) 246-5134, info@aol.com, www.prch.org

Enables concerned physicians to take a more active and visible role in support of universal reproductive health care. Dedicated to ensuring that all people have the knowledge, equal access to quality services, and freedom of choice to make their own reproductive health care decisions. Publishes a quarterly newsletter.

 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

810 7th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10019, (212) 541-7800, fax (212) 245-1845

1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 461, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-3351, (202) 293-4349, communications@ppfa.org, www.plannedparenthood.org

Provides comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual.  Advocates public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services. PPFA also provides educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality, and promotes research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourages understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.

 

Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 430, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7, (613) 241-4474, admin@ppfc.ca, www.ppfc.ca

The only national, non-governmental, volunteer organization in Canada whose principal concerns are sexual and reproductive health and rights. It is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.  Its mission is to promote healthy sexuality throughout the human life cycle, and to support birth planning by assuring adequate education and services for all Canadians.  PPFC believes that the quality of life will be improved when every pregnancy is a wanted pregnancy.

 

Pro-Choice Action Network

512-1755 Robson St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6G 3B7, (604) 736-2800, fax (604) 736-2869, pcan@vcn.bc.ca, www.prochoiceconnection.com/pro-can/

Pro-Choice Action Network is a political and advocacy group that lobbies for women’s rights to choice in abortion. Publishes the quarterly newsletter Pro-Choice Press.

 

Pro-Choice League, Bill Baird

P.O. Box 324, Huntington, NY 11743, (516) 673-6871, BBaird322@aol.com, www.prochoiceleague.org

Works to educate the public about reproductive freedoms and threats to those freedoms. Pro-Choice League also refers counseling to pregnant women, and parenting classes.

 

Pro-Choice Public Education Project

P.O. Box 3952, New York, NY 10163, (212) 977-4266, (212) 977-4578 (fax), 1-888-253-CHOICE, pep@protectchoice.org, www.protectchoice.org

Publishes reports on the public’s perception of reproductive choice and develops pro-choice advertising campaigns.

 

ProChoice Resource Center

16 Willett Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573-4326, (914) 690-0938, (800) 733-1973, fax (914) 690-0958, info@prochoiceresource.org , www.prochoiceresource.org

Helps educate, energize, and mobilize pro-choice, pro-freedom supporters as a way to counter extremist attacks and promote reproductive freedom. Provides trainings, coalition-building programs, and publications by the Center and other progressive organizations. Publishes ProChoice IDEA, a newsletter, as well as other resources. Administers the Pro-Choice Public Education Project.

 

Project Tocsin 

6521 Capital Circle, Sacramento, CA 95828-1208, (916) 381-3115, projtocsin@juno.com, www.rthoughtsrfree.org/tocsin/tocsin.htm

Project Tocsin (PT) is a research organization that monitors the activities of the Religious Political Right in California. Among other accomplishments, PT has produced an extensive chart called "California Theocratic Right Wing", mapping the players and funders of California’s religious right wing. Based in Sacramento County, PT acts as a resource for California and the national media, working to expose the political movement of the religious right.

 

Refuse & Resist!, National Office

305 Madison Avenue, Suite 1166, New York, NY 10165, (212) 713-5657, resist@walrus.com, http://mojo.calyx.net/~refuse

R&R! builds and encourages many forces of resistance to the right wing agenda by speaking out in schools, communities and in the media; organizing forums and meetings; demonstrating in the streets; creating and performing cultural works; and contributing financially.

 

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1130, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 628-7700, fax (202) 628-7716, info@rcrc.org, www.rcrc.org

A coalition of forty-three national Christian, Jewish, and other religious organizations that support a woman's right to choose. Insures reproductive choice through the moral power of religious communities; conducts public education campaigns; has 22 state and local affiliates; has a nation-wide Clergy For Choice Network; and launched a groundbreaking Black Church Initiative to address teenage pregnancy and other reproductive health issues in the African-American religious community.

 

Reproductive Health Technologies Project

1818 N Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20036, rhtp@basshowes.com, www.rhtp.org

Founded in 1988 as a working group to provide public education and build public understanding about the RU 486 and other antiprogestins, the Project expanded its scope and was established as an independent 501(c)3 in 1992.  It has become an important forum for dialogue and consensus-building among constituencies often at odds in their viewpoints on women's reproductive health matters, especially issues regarding the historical use or misuse of technologies.  The Project focuses on issues where science, technology, politics, and the interests of women converge and often clash.  The Project's 25-member board, with its diverse representation, is a powerful vehicle for public education, advocacy and policy development.

 

Voters for Choice

1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 944-5080, fax (202) 944-5081, vfc@attglobal.net, www.voters4choice.org

The largest independent, non-partisan, pro-choice political action committee in the United States, Voters for Choice supports candidates with training, voter identification services, get out the vote services, financial assistance and endorsements. Founded in 1979 by Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood board members, this organization regularly updates its pro-choice candidate handbook, Winning with Choice: the 2000 Guide to Winning Elections with a Pro-Choice Message.

 

Women of Color Partnership Program

c/o Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (see above for contact information)

Seeks to identify and address reproductive health care concerns from the unique perspectives of women of color. Works to ensure the participation of women of color in the pro-choice movement by fostering, supporting and promoting the unique voices and perspectives of women of color from religious and secular organizations.

 

Women’s Project

2224 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72206, (501) 372-5113 (also TDD), fax (501) 372-0009, wproject@aol.com, www.womens-project.org

A community-based, non-profit organization that works to stop racism and sexism. The Women’s Project educates the public through a variety of projects that it sponsors. Some of these include the Women’s Watchcare Network which documents violence against women by right-wing groups or individuals; the Neighbor to Neighbor community alliance; the Arkansas Progressive Network; the Social Justice Project; the Health Project; the African-American Women’s Institute; the Arkansas Equality Network; and PALS Gay-Straight Alliance. The Women’s Project also holds HIV/AIDS educational workshops for prisoners and communities as well as publishing a newsletter and hosting other publications.

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