Today marks 14 years since the launch of the All-Options Talkline. Wow! In 2004, in Portland, Oregon, our founders recognized the need for a new organization -- one that would bridge false divisions, transcend political rhetoric, and provide unconditional support to people in all of their … [Read more...] about Our National Talkline turns 14 today!
At All-Options, we are hard at work designing and facilitating trainings around the country on pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption, values clarification, and judgment-free all-options counseling for a wide variety of professionals interested in supporting pregnant people. In the Spring, our … [Read more...] about Expanding our Pregnancy Options Workshops
At our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, Indiana, we're supporting people at every stage of their pregnancy and parenting journeys with abortion funding, monthly diapers for struggling families, and volunteer and advocacy opportunities. With so much to offer our neighbors, … [Read more...] about All-Options Billboards Go Up in Indiana
As an organization that provides support to pregnant people, we were shocked and disappointed to hear NPR praising anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers for helping pregnant women access Medicaid on this past Monday’s edition of All Things Considered. If the segment’s main argument had been that … [Read more...] about Medicaid and CPCs: A Match Made by NPR
In early June, I had the privilege of traveling to Austin, TX to facilitate a Pregnancy Options Workshop with some incredible activists and providers from Texas abortion funds, clinics, and allied organizations. More than 20 people spent their Saturday learning about abortion, adoption, and … [Read more...] about An Inside Look at Our Pregnancy Options Workshops
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 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
This post is the third in a three-part discussion of adoption research featured at the Adoption Initiative’s conference. (Check out Part I and Part II) After the plenary sessions, the conference had some surprising moments. For example, one panelist spoke passionately from her personal experience … [Read more...] about Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption (Part III: Surprises and Takeaways)
What do we mean when we say “birth mother”? The answer might seem very self-evident: it means we’re talking about a woman whose child was placed for adoption. Yet, language is a very important tool, not just in conveying truths, but in constructing them – and this is part of the reason why the … [Read more...] about What do we mean when we say “birth mother”?
This post is the second in a three-part discussion of adoption research featured at the Adoption Initiative’s conference. The second plenary speaker, Jae Ran Kim (social worker, researcher, and blogger formerly known as Harlow's Monkey), opened with the story of her adoption. Or, as she called it, … [Read more...] about Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption (Part II: Starfish and Dragons)