One year ago today, our Backline team expanded with the addition of our Engagement Assistant, Kalila - and are we ever lucky! Kalila started working with Backline in 2015 as a Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) intern through the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire … [Read more...] about Happy 1-Year Workiversary, Kalila!
Our most recent Rising Radvocate is Natasha, a Portland Talkline advocate who is transitioning off the phones after over a decade of service. Natasha has committed her time and incredible spirit to Backline in varying capacities since 2004 and has seen Backline evolve from a small group of … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Natasha
It's time for another Rising Radvocate spotlight of one of our dedicated volunteers transitioning from Backline onto a new step in her journey. Sasha Brown has been with Backline for over five years and while three of them were spent on our Talkline providing callers with support around pregnancy, … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Sasha Brown
Last month we welcomed a fresh crop of Talkline advocates to Backline and they're already underway providing unbiased, all-options support to our callers in the U.S. and Canada. As we gained these new volunteers, we also said goodbye to veteran advocates whose journeys are taking them off the phones … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Risa Cromer
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!
This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating the people in our lives and communities who know what it means to be #AllOptionsPapas - those who believe that everyone deserves access to open-hearted support and resources when it comes to parenting or making decisions about pregnancy, abortion, and adoption. … [Read more...] about Check out our #AllOptionsPapas Digital Postcards!
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!
Did you know that we recently added three fabulous new members to our staff team? Alise Eastgate came onboard in April as our new Operations Manager and has been keeping us running smoothly across all our programs and staff in four states! In early May, Amanda Lamm became All-Options … [Read more...] about Our Team is Growing!