Tuesday is Election Day! Need to find your polling place? Just enter your address in the Voting Information Tool below! // … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget to Vote on Tuesday!
by Shelly Dodson, Backline Program Director My journey at Backline started out as an amazing volunteer experience, when I first became a Talkline Advocate in 2007. In the past seven years, I’ve had the honor of talking with hundreds of people from all across the country and the opportunity to train … [Read more...] about RJ & Radical Support in Indiana
This is an exciting time at Backline, as we celebrate our first decade and anticipate a great deal of organizational growth and expansion in the next few years. As part of this growth, we are now seeking a few highly motivated and passionate individuals to join our national Board of Directors! We … [Read more...] about Seeking New Board Members!
Ten years ago in Portland, Oregon, Backline was founded by a group of women who knew first hand how difficult it is to find unbiased support for all pregnancy options. Their personal and professional experiences led them to create an organization that would provide and promote unconditional, … [Read more...] about A Vision That’s True to Our Roots
This Fall marks Backline's 10th Birthday and a decade of offering unconditional and judgment-free support for people in all their experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. To mark this milestone, we will be celebrating for the next 10 days, at happy hours and parties in … [Read more...] about 10 Days to Celebrate 10 Years!
It's time for "Backline Love," where we post Q&As with some of the people in the movement we love most. This month we introduce Rachel Herndon, who is Director of Birthparent Services at Adoption Connection and a regular participant and presenter in our Bay Area Pregnancy Options Workshops. Can … [Read more...] about Backline Love: Rachel Herndon
The following is an excerpt of a wonderful post from Girl in Solstice, blog of Indiana-based Backline Advocate, Rachel Ronquillo Gray. What is Backline? I’m glad you ask. Backline is a non-profit organization that promotes non-judgmental, unbiased and unconditional support for people in all their … [Read more...] about Why I love Backline, and why you should too
Let's meet another one of the amazing volunteer Radvocates who answer calls and offer unconditional support on our national toll-free Talkline. This month we introduce Jordanna, who joined the Portland cohort in 2011! How/when/why did you first get involved with Backline? During my first year in … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate profile: Jordanna
by Shantae Johnson This post is a part of the Strong Families Mamas Day 2014 blog series and was originally posted on the Western States Center blog. Shantae is a doula, breastfeeding advocate, mother to six, and a board member of Backline. “Freedom is not given; it is won.” -A. Phillip Randolph on … [Read more...] about Becoming BRAVE
by Gretchen Sisson The reproductive justice movement has never just been about abortion – indeed, one of the biggest contributions of reproductive justice is to push the pro-choice movement beyond abortion, to remind all of us that people's reproductive lives have been denied to them, controlled, … [Read more...] about “I want in”: Bringing adoption into reproductive justice