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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 factors.

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 abortion issue.

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

Washington Office

(202) 296-2588, fax (202) 331-7792
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, D.C. 20036
National Office

(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
Hampshire College
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 resources.

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 lives.

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 or
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
gopher:// (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 feminist activists.

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.

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