I've always had mixed feelings about Mother's Day. As a mama myself, pregnant with kiddo #2, I can appreciate a day to celebrate and thank our mothers - I love brunch and homemade cards. But I wonder about dedicating a single day to toasting mothers, when we should be ensuring that their basic needs … [Read more...] about On Mother’s Day, Parents Need More Than Flowers. We Need Lasting Support to Care For Our Families.
"If I can't provide enough diapers, my child will get kicked out of daycare." “I often have to choose between paying my electric bill or buying diapers for my baby.” “I ran out of diapers and couldn’t afford more, so I used some old newspapers.” As the Center Manager at All-Options … [Read more...] about Diaper Need and Its Hidden Consequences
Happy August, friends! We're excited to introduce you to Kristy, a Bloomington resident, retired physician, and a longtime All-Options supporter! Kristy is full of incredible life stories - read on to learn more about her path to becoming an OB-GYN when there were few women in the field and why she … [Read more...] about Donor Spotlight: Kristy Newton
In January, All-Options unveiled four strategic new initiatives aimed at building a world where compassion and reproductive justice are the norm. 2019 has seen the launch of our All-Options Activist Squad, the release of our All-Options Toolkit, and two new virtual opportunities that are training … [Read more...] about We’ve Gone Virtual: Recapping our 2 new online trainings
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
Earlier this month, just before the end of the day, Janet arrived at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center with three little ones in tow. Having unexpectedly been granted custody of her three great-grandchildren, she suddenly faced the enormous expense of keeping them freshly diapered. In just a … [Read more...] about Diapers are a Basic Necessity for All Families
Each month, All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center hosts a Reproductive Justice Action Hour, an opportunity to explore intersecting issues and experiences and their relationship to reproductive justice. In September, our friends from Middle Way House, a local domestic violence shelter and advocacy … [Read more...] about Exploring the Criminalization of Pregnant People
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