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Advocates for Youth
(202) 347-5700, fax (202) 347-2263
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20005
CPO's mission is to increase the opportunity and ability of youth to
make healthy decisions about sexuality by providing information, education,
and advocacy to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, and the media.
Recent publications include "Adolescent Abortion and Mandated Parental
Involvement: The Impact of Back Alley Laws on Young Women" and "Adolescents
and Abortion: Choice in Crisis."
Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
(212) 248-1111, fax (212) 248-1951
120 Wall St., New York, NY 10005
AGI's mission is to protect the reproductive rights of individuals
and families in the United States and around the world - with a particular
focus on those who are young, poor, or otherwise disadvantaged. Through
research, policy analysis, and public education, AGI provides reliable,
balanced, nonpartisan information on birth control, abortion, and childbearing.
American Association of University Women - Campaign for Choice
(800) 326-AAUW (2289), fax (202) 872-1425
TDD (202) 785-7777
1111 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
AAUW represents 135,000 college graduates, in communities nationwide,
dedicated to promoting education and equity for women and girls. The American
Association of University Women's Campaign for Choice is dedicated to three
fundamental goals: electing candidates; winning passage of the federal
Freedom of Choice Act to codify the standards of Roe v. Wade; turning back
anti-choice legislative threats and enacting pro-choice proposals. (AAUW
is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates in partisan races.)
American Civil Liberties Union
Reproductive Freedom Project
(212) 549-2633, fax (212) 549-2652
125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004-2400
Catherine Weiss, Director
The ACLU is a national organization with more than 275,000 members
devoted to defending constitutional freedoms. As a special project of the
ACLU, the Reproductive Freedom Project's goal is to protect the constitutional
right to privacy - particularly in the area of reproductive choice - through
public education efforts, legislative advocacy, and litigation.
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
(703) 838-0500, fax (703) 549-3864
801 N. Fairfax St. Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314-1767
AMWA is a national organization of more than 10,000 women physicians
and medical students dedicated to promoting women's health and increasing
the influence of women in the medical profession. AMWA's Reproductive Health
Initiative (RHI) is a national project that works to improve reproductive
health medical education via the Reproductive Health Model Curriculum.
The curriculum is a comprehensive educational guide covering contraception,
abortion, infertility, STD's physician/patient communication and psycho-social
Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC)
(202) 986-6093, fax (202) 332-7995
1436 U Street, NW Suite 301, Washington, D.C. 20009
Established in 1973, CFFC is an educational organization that supports
the right to legal reproductive health care, especially family planning
and abortion. CFFC also works to reduce the incidence of abortion and increase
women's choices in child-bearing and child-rearing through advocacy of
social and economic programs for women, families, and children.
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
(212) 514-5534, fax (212) 514-5538
120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
The Center for Reproductive law and policy (CRLP) is a non-profit legal
organization dedicated to promoting women's reproductive hearth and rights.
Through litigation, research, policy analysis and public education, CRLP's
domestic and international programs seek to ensure that all women have
access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services.
Feminist Majority Foundation
East Coast Office
(703) 522-2214, fax (703) 522-2219
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209
West Coast Office
(323) 651-0495 fax (323)653-2689
8105 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Fund for the Feminist Majority leads action campaigns to empower
women in all sectors of society. The Fund works on a legislative front
to press for laws protecting women's right to choose an abortion and participates
in organizing direct actions to draw attention to the seriousness of the
League of Women Voters of the United States
(202) 429-1965, fax (202) 429-0854
1730 M Street, NW 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036
The LWVUS is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, membership organization with
members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands. The LWVUS believes that public policy in a pluralistic
society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual
to make reproductive choices. The LWVUS adopted the protection of the right
of privacy in reproductive choices as one of its issues for emphasis during
its1990-1994 national program.
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
(510) 540-1195, fax (510) 540-1199
2041 Bancroft Way, Suite 201, Berkeley, CA 94704
MSFC organizes and assists students in improving abortion and reproductive
health education in medical schools nationwide. They now have chapters
in more than one hundred medical schools.
National Abortion Federation (NAF)
(202) 667-5881, fax (202) 667-5890
1436 U St, NW #103, Washington, D.C. 20009
NAF is the professional association of abortion providers. The membership
consists of 300 clinics and physician offices throughout the United States.
NAF's mission is to preserve and enhance the quality and accessibility
of abortion services.
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
(202) 973-3000, fax (202) 973-3096
1156 15th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005
Founded in 1969, NARAL is the largest organization working in the legislatures,
in the courts and at the clinics to protect the right of every American
woman to make her own decision whether or not to have an abortion. NARAL
has 39 state affiliates and over 750,000 members nationwide. NARAL educates
the public about the abortion issue and supports the election of pro-choice
officials at all levels of government. NARAL supports initiatives designed
to reduce the need for abortion through sexuality education, contraceptive
research, prenatal care and improved access to health care.
National Asian Women's Health Organization
(415) 989-9747, fax (415) 989-9758
250 Montgomery Street, Ste 410, San Francisco, CA 94104
The National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO) is a non-profit,
community-based health advocacy agency dedicated to improving the health
status of Asian women and girls. NAWHO empowers Asian Americans women and
girls through a framework that reflects common denominators and difference
within Asian American communities, and ensures equal and adequate access
to health care and life advancement opportunities. Since its founding in
1993, NAWHO has developed and implemented ground-breaking programs in women's
health, including reproductive and sexual health, breast and cervical cancer,
depression, and heart disease.
National Black Women's Health Project (NBWHP)
Public Policy/Education Office
(202) 543-9311, fax (202) 543-9743
600Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Suite 310 Washington, D.C. 20003
NBWHP is a self-help and health advocacy organization that is committed
to improving the overall health status of Black women. The core program
is based on the concept and practice of self-help and the inclusion of
all African-American women, with a special focus on Black women living
on low incomes. Begun in 1981 as a pilot program of the National Women's
Health Network, NBWHP is now incorporated as a non-profit organization.
It has become an internationally recognized grassroots advocacy organization
with over 2000 members participating in more than 150 self-help chapters
in 31 states.
National Council of Jewish Women
(202) 296-2588, fax (202) 331-7792
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, D.C. 20036
(212) 645-4048 fax (212) 645-7466
53 West 23rd Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
NCJW is a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works
through a program of researh, education, advocacy and community service
to improve the quality of life for women, children and families and strives
to ensure individual rights and freedom for all.
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
(202) 293-3114, fax (202) 293-1990
1627 K Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006
NFPRHA is a non-profit membership organization established to improve
and expand the delivery of voluntary family planning and reproductive health
care services throughout the U.S. As the only national organization representing
the entire family planning community, NFPRHA's members comprise virtually
all of the grantees funded under Title X of the National Public Health
Service Act. These grantees serve over four million low income and poor
women and adolescents yearly.
National Latina Health Organization
(510) 534-1362, fax (510) 534-1364
P.O. Box 7567
3507 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601
National Latina Health Organization works toward bilingual access to
quality health care through self-empowerment, educational programs, health
advocacy and outreach. We also develop public policy specifically structured
to serve Latinas.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
(202) 326-8970, fax (202) 371-8112
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Ste 206, Washington, D.C. 20005
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health endeavors to enhance
the quality of life, especially their reproductive health, of Latinas nationwide.
NLIRH employs advocacy, networking, impacting public policy, education,
information and communication.
National Network of Abortion Funds
(413) 559-5645, fax (413) 559-5620
NNAF c/o CLPP
Amherst, MA 01002
NNAF's purposes are to: facilitate networking and strengthen grassroots
abortion Funds; to help create new Fund organizations; to explore new ways
to meet the immediate funding needs of low-income women; to provide a mechanism
for aiding women seeking abortions in states where no Fund exists; to advocate
for greater access to abortion, especially public funding; to help provide
visibility for women currently being denied access because they lack economic
National Organization for Women
(202) 331-0066 / fax (202) 785-8576
1000 16th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036
NOW is the largest women's rights organization in the United States
with more than 250,000 members belonging to more than 750 chapters. Since
its inception in 1966, NOW has been at the forefront of the women's rights
movement including defending the right of women to control their own reproductive
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
(212) 925-6635, fax (212) 226-1066
395 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Established by the National Organization for Women (NOW) as a separate
organization, the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund pursues equality
for women and girls in the workplace, the schools, the family and the courts.
NOW LDEF has litigated on issues of reproductive rights, in particular,
seeking to prevent Operation Rescue and other anti-choice groups from blockading
women's access to health care clinics.
National Women's Law Center
(202) 588-5180, fax (202) 588-5185
11 DuPont Circle, NW - Ste. 800 Washington, D.C. 20036
The National Women's Law Center works to secure women's reproductive
rights and establish women's economic security. The Center advocates for
strong protections in the law, is a resource for pro-choice advocates,
and educates the public. Information on federal and state legislation and
Supreme Court decisions is available.
National Women's Political Caucus
(202) 785-1100 / 1-800-729-NWPC fax (202) 785-3605
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Ste 425, Washington, D.C. 20036
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nwpc.org/contact/index.html
The National Women's Political Caucus is a bi-partisan grassroots organization
dedicated to identifying recruiting, training and supporting pro-choice
women candidates for elected and appointed office at all levels of government
regardless of party affiliation.
Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
(605) 487-7072, fax (605) 487-7964
P.O. Box 572, Lake Andes, SD 57356
(this site uses "gopher", not "http")
The Resource Center works to address issues facing Native American
women, children and the community on a local national, and international
level. Charon Asetoyer, the Executive Director, develops programs and policy
that address pertinent issues facing Native Americans, such as the environment,
reproductive health rights and treaty rights.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
(212) 541-7800, fax (212) 245-1845
810 7th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019
PPFA, the world's oldest and largest voluntary reproductive health
care organization, is dedicated to the principle that every individual
has a fundamental right to choose when or whether to have a child. The
169 non-profit affiliates with more than 922 clinics in 49 states and the
District of Columbia provide medical and educational services for nearly
five million Americans each year, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual
orientation, disability, or economic circumstances.
ProChoice Resource Center
(914) 690-0938 or (800) 733-7973 fax (914) 690-0958
16 Willett Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573
PCRC provides the know-how that enables grassroots activists to identify
and mobilize pro-choice supporters, as well as counter attacks on reproductive
freedom and other personal liberties, and promote a proactive pro-choice
agenda. PCRC is independent, non-profit, and nonpartisan. As a non-membership
organization, PCRC is able to provide its services to any pro-choice group.
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC)
(202) 628-7700, fax (202) 628-7716
1025 Vermont Ave., NW - Suite 1130, Washington, D.C. 20005
Third Wave is the only national organization for young women between
the ages of 15 and 30. Through technical assistance, public education campaigns,
and direct service funding we network and empower a generation of young
Voters For Choice (VFC)
(202) 944-5080 fax (202) 944-5081
1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20007-9301
VFC is unique among national pro-choice organizations: its sole purpose
is to elect pro-choice candidates. It is a non-partisan political action
committee (PAC) that supports candidates for Congress, governor, and for
state legislators. It offers training for state legislative campaigns and
distributes "Winning With Choice," a handbook for candidates.