“I love it! It’s like Reproductive Justice summer camp!” This was my answer when asked by Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund Executive Director, Laurie Bertram Roberts, what I thought of my first time at Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice. Now that I’m on the other side of … [Read more...] about The Hot Take on Take Root!
Since November, Backline has received an incredible outpouring of support from our community. Each donation, note of thanks, and referral to our Talkline and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center has served as an important reminder that we're a mighty, and constantly expanding, crew of people who … [Read more...] about Cute as a button: a fundraiser for Backline!
If there’s one word missing from our national dialogue on abortion, it’s “diapers.” Because people who need diapers for their families may also seek information about abortion care, having both available under one roof just makes sense. We often think about those who have abortions and those who … [Read more...] about Access to abortions and diapers under one roof – it just makes sense.
It’s been nearly two months since opening remarks were given in the appeals trial of Purvi Patel - a 33-year-old South Asian woman who was turned over to police by her doctor after seeking medical attention for a pregnancy loss. Convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent by the state of … [Read more...] about Purvi Patel’s Feticide Conviction: Overturned!
Building on the momentum of abortion rights victories in Texas, Florida, and Indiana, our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center gave us one more reason to celebrate recently. On July 1, our Hoosier Abortion Fund expanded to provide statewide abortion funding to ALL residents of Indiana! Want to get … [Read more...] about Our Hoosier Abortion Fund is Statewide in Indiana!
Moments ago, federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, released her decision to stay a preliminary injunction brought forth by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the ACLU, temporarily delaying enactment of HB 1337 pending further review. HB 1337, which was set to go into effect on July 1, strips … [Read more...] about A Good Day for Hoosiers: Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Indiana’s HB 1377
Today, Backline and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center celebrate the Supreme Court's decision to side with Whole Woman's Health and render Texas's HB 2 - a dangerous roadblock to legal abortion care - unconstitutional. Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt is a landmark victory for supporters of … [Read more...] about It’s Victory for Whole Woman’s Health & the People of Texas!
How were your last 96 hours, Backline fam? Ours were incredible! Four staff members spent the last four days in Houston, Texas attending the National Network of Abortion Funds Summit representing our Hoosier Abortion Fund. Over the weekend, we attended workshops focused on cross-community building, … [Read more...] about Backline & All-Options in Houston for the NNAF Summit!
Ever wonder what it's like at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center? Check out this short film by director Yoruba Richen, featured on New York Magazine's The Cut! … [Read more...] about All-Options: the first full-spectrum pregnancy center in the U.S.!
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