Additional abortion resources printed info and telephone numbers.
The following additional resources may be helpful in your decision making:
- You can order the complete Pregnancy Options Workbook from the Ferre Institute, Inc., 124 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905 | Phone (607) 724-4308 | fax: (607) 724-8290
- National Abortion Federation HOTLINE 1-800-772-9100. Information about Abortion Funds. Fact Sheets Available from NAF 1660 L Street NW, Suite 450 Washington DC 20036 Phone: (202) 667-5881
- “Abortion: Finding Your Own Truth,” “How Good Women Make Wise Choices,” “Clarifying What You Believe” and other pamphlets from Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice 1025 Vermont Ave. NW #1130 Washington DC 20005 | (202) 628-7700.
- The Abortion Resource Handbook by K. Kaufmann, Fireside Press, Simon & Schuster.
- Unspeakable Losses Understanding the Experience of Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage, and Abortion by Kim Kluger-Bell $23.95, WW Norton Book Co. 1998
- A Difficult Decision by Joy Gardner, Crossing Press.
- “You Are Not Alone” and other pamphlets from Catholics for Choice. 1436 U St. NW #301 Washington DC 20009 | Phone (202) 986-6093 email: email@example.com.
- Modern Breast and Pelvic Examinations, Handbook for Health Professionals; Dr. Lila A. Wallis
- I Knew a Woman; Cortney Davis, C.N.P., Random House.
- Videos of clergy talking directly to women: Faith Aloud Videos
Falls Church Healthcare Center is a PROUD member of these organizations:
After Abortion Spiritual Health
Many women are curious about after abortion spiritual health.
Because an unanticipated pregnancy can cause you to look at your life in a different light, we have compiled a list of resources that may be helpful.
After Abortion Spiritual Health
Exhale is a telephone service that creates a social climate where each person’s unique experience with abortion is supported, respected and free from stigma. Exhale provides services, training and education to empower individuals, families and communities to achieve post-abortion health and well-being.
Backline is a toll free Talk Line dedicated to pregnancy-related topics. If you wish to talk about abortion, you can call both before and after abortion. Backline is dedicated to addressing the broad range of experiences and emotions surrounding pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion. They provide a forum in which women and their loved ones can engage in discussion that goes beyond political rhetoric. They are committed to addressing the individual and diverse realities within our communities.
Faith Aloud – As people of religious faith and conviction Faith Aloud supports reproductive justice for every person. Because we have faith in women we support all pregnancy options. Faith Aloud also hosts 40 Days for Prayer, a collection of pro-choice prayers.
Imagine Counseling – Charlotte Taft and Shelley Oram provide telephone counseling before and after abortion. Tell Ms. Taft you were referred by Falls Church Healthcare Center to take advantage of her “Introductory” COUPON.
“Abortion counseling by telephone can help you learn to use your own inner wisdom to heal and resolve life’s challenges. We serve as guide, support, and witness for whatever process you may need. Some work, especially bore or after abortion counseling over the telephone, can be short term—just one or two sessions. Other work may be more long term. our purpose is to assist you in working through issues from the past, if needed, but more importantly to learn tools and ways of being to create the life you dream of.”
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is an organization of clergy from all faiths who support reproductive freedom. 1025 Vermont Ave. NW #1130 Washington DC 20005 | (202) 628-7700.
Catholics for Free Choice (CFFC) offers pro-choice information for Catholics, decision-making tools and guided meditations. 1436 U St. NW #301 Washington DC 20009 | (202) 986-6093 also in Spanish and Portuguese.
Books on Abortion
Peace After Abortion and Inner Healing After Abortion are post abortion self-help guides for women and men.
Pregnancy Options Workbook is a complete guide to making decisions about pregnancy, including information on each option, spiritual and religious concerns, information for men and help with getting support.
Making the decision about abortion
“If you are considering abortion, you’re probably concerned about making the right decision. You might have spiritual concerns you want to address as you consider whether abortion is the right choice for you. Including your spirituality in your decision-making can enrich and enhance this experience in your life.”
General Abortion Information
- Medical versus Surgical Abortion information.
Considering an Abortion? Great resources for decision making from the National ACN (Abortion Care Network – formerly NCAP National Coalition of Abortion Providers)
- Online Pregnancy Options Workbook from the Ferre Institute, Inc., 124 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905 | (607) 724-4308 | fax: (607) 724-8290
- National Abortion Federation General Fact Sheets
- First Trimester Surgical Abortion Information
- Common Questions about abortion.
- Concerned about the safety and legitimacy of abortion? Check out the Safe Abortion Project, dedicated to showcasing the safe abortion care that every woman deserves.
- “Methotrexate and Misoprostol to Terminate Early Pregnancy” New England Journal of Medicine. Vol. 333. No 9 (Avg. 31. 1995)
- National Abortion Federation Hotline Fund is a toll-free hotline offering reliable information about abortion, referrals to abortion providers, and limited financial assistance to those whole qualify. Call the Hotline 7 days a week at 1-800-772-9100.
- Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project helps provide safe and legal reproductive healthcare for low-income women across the nation. Shop online to donate to fund. 6245 Bristol Parkway # 308, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone (323) 223-7727
- Need Financial Assistance? The National Network of Abortion Funds (Fund Abortion NOW) is an association of 48 grassroots abortion funds across the U.S. helping women with limited financial resources get assistance. Or call us at FCHC maybe we can help.
Schedule an appointment with one of our trained counselors. They will listen to you and provide you with helpful information to help you making the decision about abortion or not.
- Medical versus Surgical Abortion information.
In May 2015, the Virginia Attorney General advised the state board of health that new restrictive regulations don’t apply to existing clinics.
Falls Church Healthcare Center challenges Virginia’s regulations intended to shut down abortion providers, and wins an important victory!
Catch it here — if you missed Trevor Noah from The Daily Show interview with Dr. Willie Parker a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and published author of Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice book.
Dr. Willie Parker’s decision to provide abortions represented a change of heart on his part. He had been working for 12 years as an obstetrician and gynecologist, and had never performed abortions because he felt they were morally wrong. But he grew increasingly uncomfortable turning away women who needed help.
About Dr. Parker’s’ book – Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider (one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama) pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do.
Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South, lived in a Christian household, and converted to an even more fundamentalist form of Christianity as a young man. But upon reading an interpretation of the Good Samaritan in a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he realized that in order to be a true Christian, he must show compassion for all women regardless of their needs. In 2009, he stopped practicing obstetrics to focus entirely on providing safe abortions for the women who need help the most—often women in poverty and women of color—and in the hot bed of the pro-choice debate: the South. He soon thereafter traded in his private practice and his penthouse apartment in Hawaii for the life of an itinerant abortion provider, focusing most recently on women in the Deep South.
In Life’s Work, Dr. Willie Parker tells a deeply personal and thought-provoking narrative that illuminates the complex societal, political, religious, and personal realities of abortion in the United States from the unique perspective of someone who performs them and defends the right to do so every day. He also looks at how a new wave of anti-abortion activism, aimed at making incremental changes in laws and regulations state by state, are slowly chipping away at the rights of women to control their own lives. In revealing his daily battle against mandatory waiting periods and bogus rules governing the width of hallways, Dr. Parker uncovers the growing number of strings attached to the right to choose and makes a powerful Christian case for championing reproductive rights.