Pregnancy Options Workbook
Excellent unbiased workbook which helps to clarify feelings and make decisions
about an unplanned pregnancy. Download the workbook from the web at
http://www.pregnancyoptions.info/pregnant.htm, or stop by the clinic and pick one up free of charge.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Provides low-income, pregnant Washington State residents with emergency medical coverage. Covers maternity services/ prenatal care and abortion services. Applicants need to provide proof of income and proof of pregnancy. Apply for benefits at your local office, which you can find below.
Family Planning Hotline: 1-800-770-4334,
www.DSHS.wa.gov -- Look for: How Do I... Find a local service office
Washington State DSHS Transportation Service
Provides transportation (either metro bus passes or taxi service) to and
from scheduled appointments. Must have a valid DSHS medical coupon.
1-800-923-7433 King County Residents
1-800-794-8818 Snohomish County Residents
Island, Skagit, Whatcom Counties- 1-800-860-6812
Pierce County- 1-800-925-5438
National Abortion Federation
Professional organization of abortion providers in the U.S. and Canada
that preserves and enhances quality and accessibility of abortion services.
The toll free number and website offer a list of providers and facts about
The CAIR Project Community Abortion Information & Resource Project
Provides information and financial resources for women seeking abortions.
Toll free number.
Abortion Access Network
Can provide transportation and/or overnight housing to women who must
travel for their abortion. Operated by Washington State NARAL.
National Network of Abortion Funds
National umbrella organization whose members provide financial resources
for women seeking abortion services.
Serves women who have abortions, and their partners, friends and family. We respect the cultural, social and religious beliefs of all our callers. Call Exhale to talk freely about your experience with abortion.
1-866-4 EXHALE All calls are confidential.
Spanish-speaking counselors are available every Wednesday upon request. Cantonese-, Mandarin-, Vietnamese- and Tagalog-speaking counselors are available upon request.
and Religion Resources
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Interfaith organization which reaffirms the right to choose in the religious debate, whether personal or public.
Catholics For a
Catholic organization that supports women's right to choice. Conscience Newsletter published quarterly.
Reproductive Health Reality Check
Online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.
NARAL Pro-choice America
Protects women's freedom to choose and seeks to reduce the number of abortions through research, public education, community outreach, and leadership development.
NARAL Pro-choice Washinton
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington state. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington works to protect every woman's right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
A vital, active force in the community, working to make substantive, lasting changes through legislation, self help resources and litigation with a far reaching public impact.
Legal Information: 206 621 7691
National Organization for Women NOW
Seeks to secure abortion, birth-control and reproductive rights; end violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice through mass actions, lobbying, grass roots organizing, litigation and class action law suits. .
Alan Guttmacher Institute
Support people's ability to obtain information and services necessary to exercise freedom of choice through policy formation and research.
Center For Reproductive Rights
National and International legal advocacy supporting reproductive and contraceptive rights and access.
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
Professional organization of physicians that support reproductive health.
The Abortion Access Project
Seeks to ensure access to abortion for all women.
National multiuse public women's fund.
Medical Students For Choice
National organization of medical students and residents promoting complete reproductive health care training, including but not limited to abortion services, for physicians.
Feminist Majority Foundation
Feminist advocacy organization which supplies information about women's issues.
and Public Health Care Information and Resources
Centers for Disease Control
Government organization that researches and tracks infectious diseases.
Excellent source for STD and HIV AIDS information.
Washington State Department
State department that provides information and statistics regarding generalized
and public health care services.
International non-profit institution conducting research on reproductive
health including medical abortion information.
Henry J. Kaiser Family
Non-profit organization providing healthcare policy information.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Regional advocacy organization for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
Books and Publications
Peace After Abortion
by Ava Torre-Bueno LCSW, Pimpernel Press 1996.
Why I Am An Abortion Doctor
by Suzanne Poppema MD, Prometheus Press 1996.
A Womans Book of Choices Abortion, Menstrual Extraction & RU-486
by Rebecca Chalker and Carol Downer, Four Walls Eight Windows Press, 1992.
The Healing Choice Your Guide to Emotional Recovery After an Abortion
By Candace De Puy, PH.D & Dana Dovitch PH.D
To Be Real Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism
Edited by Rebecca Walker
New Our Bodies, Our Selves
by The Boston Womens
Health Collective. The classic every woman should have.
The New Ourselves, Growing Older
by Paula B. Doress-Worters and Diana Laskin Siegal
"A book for women over 40"
Changing Bodies, Changing Lives
by Ruth Bell. A great resource for teens. Discusses body/hormone changes,
menstruation, sex, and relationships.
A New View of a Womans Body
by the Federation of Feminist Womans Health Center
The Breast Book
by Dr. Susan Love
Womens Bodies Womens Wisdom
by Dr. Christiane Northrup
The Vagina Monologues
by Eve Ensler
My Health Test Reminder