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“Young women need to know that abortion rights and abortion access are not presents bestowed or retracted by powerful men or women but freedoms won, as freedom always is, by people struggling on their own behalf.”— Katha Pollitt

Abortion Advocacy Organizations

The Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health – The Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health formed in 2011 as a response to the attack on women’s health and safety prompted by Senate Bill 924. The Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health strives to protect and ensure access for all women in all regions of Virginia to safe abortion(s) and comprehensive reproductive health care services. The Coalition is committed to ensuring any regulations are based solely on medical and public health considerations. The Coalition is opposed to excessive, burdensome or unneeded regulations that undermine patient access to medical care for political or ideological purposes.

DC Doula for Choice Collective – The DC Doulas for Choice Collective is a DC-based, volunteer-led-and-run, pro-choice organization that seeks to provide doula care to people across the full spectrum of reproductive health, pregnancy, and choice.

National Abortion Federation – NAF 1660 L Street NW Suite 450 Washington DC 20036 | (202) 667-5881 NAF Hotline Fund: (800) 772-9100 | The mission of the National Abortion Federation is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. | Falls Church Healthcare Center is a proud NAF member.

Center for Reproductive Rights – 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 | The Center for Reproductive Rights (formerly the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy) is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and defending women’s reproductive rights worldwide and are representing Falls Church Healthcare Center in our challenge to end abortion restrictions in Virginia.

Feminist Majority Foundation– We are members and support FMS, having marched alongside them at the Women’s Marches since 2004.

Abortion Care Network – The national ACN (Abortion Care Network – formerly NCAP – National Coalition of Abortion Providers.) is a 501(c) non-profit, membership organization that represents the political, business and networking needs of independent abortion providers across the country. 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1020; Washington, DC 20006 | (202) 419-1444 | Falls Church Healthcare is a proud ACN member.

Public Funding for Abortion, American Civil Liberties Union – The Hyde Amendment allows states to determine whether or not to allow Medicaid pay for abortion procedures. Only 17 states allow public funding for abortions, leaving a huge number of American women unable to pay for an abortion. The ACLU opposes the Hyde Amendment and its far reaching implications.

Repro Rising Virginia – A statewide advocacy organization which has insured FCHC’s ability to offer you abortion access and other reproductive healthcare services.

National Women’s Law Center – 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202 588-5180 | The National Women’s Law Center has worked since its inception in 1972 to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

Southern Poverty Law Center – 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, Al 36104. The Southern Poverty Law Center teaches tolerance, monitors violence and provides valuable advocacy services.

Sister Song We are proud supporters of SisterSong, a Southern based organization created to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.

Reproductive Health Education

Guttmacher Institute  – The leading think tank on sexual and reproductive health issues in the United States and worldwide.

Advocates for Youth – 1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 347-5700 | Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

La Iniciativa Latina – 1025 Vermont Avenue, NW #1130, Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 628-7700 | La meta de La Iniciativa Latina es ayudar a las comunidades Latinas aplicar la sexualidad humana desde una perspectiva informativa por fe. Esto será hecho posible a través de la educación, preparación, y foros abiertos y incluyendo y no limitado a la educación comprensiva sobre la educación de sexualidad, educación de salud reproductiva y justicia, la prevención del embarazo de adolescentes, la VIH/Sida desde una perspectiva religioso que refleja un entendimiento de la cultura latina.

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, Inc.  – NFPRHA members provide comprehensive preventive health care services at more than 4,000 health centers to nearly 4 million women and men annually. Everyday our members help people act responsibly, stay healthy and plan for strong families.

Abortion Networking and Support

National Network of Abortion Funds  – A network of over 100 grassroots groups in more than 40 states that help women pay for abortion services.

Medical Students for Choice – The United States and Canada face a dangerous shortage of trained abortion providers. MS4C works to make sure students are trained in abortion procedures. Falls Church Healthcare Center is proud to be an extern training site.

Physicians for Reproductive Health – PRH is a national network of pro-choice physicians who are committed to providing and advocating for the best possible care for patients.

NARAL-VA – 1101 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 A very active chapter in Virginia has insured FCHC ability to offer you pro-choice gynecology services. For more than 30 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation’s leading advocate for privacy and a woman’s right to choose.

WACDTF (Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force) P.O. Box 21796 , Washington, DC 20009 | (202) 797-6577 | The Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force is an all-volunteer, non-violent group founded in the 1980s to promote peaceful and safe access to women’s health clinics in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. A very active volunteer team in Virginia has insured FCHC ability to offer you pro-choice gynecology services. When you come to our center, please thank our WACDTF escorts in the orange vests.

ARCH A volunteer-based organization, steming from Northern Virginia abortion rights advocates and champions, ARCH was created to aid women who need financial help with family planning.