You can do a lot in a decade - and our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Director, Shelly Dodson, is evidence of that. She's been with Backline in various capacities - from a Talkline Advocate to our current role - for nearly ten years! In honor of all her work and many contributions to Backline and … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Shelly!
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.
We love when it's time again to spotlight one of our amazing Talkline advocates because it gives us a chance to introduce you to the incredible people who lend their time, energy, and hearts to Backline. This month, we're featuring Brie Deka, one of our Indiana-based radvocates! Brie has been … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate Spotlight: Brie D!
Our Talkline is the heart of our work at Backline and our radvocates keep it pumping with their commitment to providing comprehensive care to callers who are seeking support on pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. Over the past several months, we've held two transformative retreats for our … [Read more...] about Radvocate trainings & retreats from Bloomington to PDX!
Of the work I’ve had the privilege of applying myself to, chairing the Backline Board of Directors makes me proudest. During my tenure on the Board, Backline has gone from a small organization still recovering from the shutdown of the Talkline, to a robust organization with staff and volunteers … [Read more...] about Boardies in the House!
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
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.!