Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
All-Options (formerly called Backline) uses direct service and social change strategies to promote unconditional, judgment-free support for people in all of their decisions, feelings, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. We recognize that these issues are complex, but one thing is certain: Everyone deserves to have all options!
PO Box 28284
Oakland, CA 94604 USA
pregnancy, parenting, adoption, abortion, women, reproductive justice, empower, stigma, advocacy, dialogue, pro-choice
Reproductive Rights (R61)
Family Services (P40)
Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)
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At least half of all women in the United States will experience an unintended pregnancy, and one in four will have an abortion by the age of 45. Nearly two-thirds of women who have abortions have already given birth to at least one child, and many will go on to parent in the future. As Rachel Atkins famously said, “There are not 'women who have babies' and 'women who have abortions'; these are the same women at different points in their lives."
Yet in today's political climate, it is almost impossible to find support for pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption in the same place. Political hostility and legal restrictions, social stigma, and a proliferation of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers all serve to misinform, pressure and isolate people who are in need of support as they make decisions about pregnancy and parenting.
Reproductive justice requires that we ensure all people have unbiased, judgment-free support and access to care, without economic barriers or coercion.
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All-Options operates a national, toll-free Talkline that offers judgment-free support for all your experiences or decisions related to pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption, including pregnancy loss and infertility. Our Talkline Advocates are ready to listen and offer unconditional support as well as referrals and resources.
All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center
The All-Options PRC is bringing a new model of all-options support to Bloomington, Indiana. We believe that everyone deserves to have all options, and we are proud to provide free pregnancy tests, diapers and baby clothes, safer sex kits, and abortion referrals and funding - all under one roof!
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All-Options is working to change this disconnected landscape to better reflect people's real needs. We are building community and movement toward reproductive justice where pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption are accessible and supported for all people without bias, coercion, or judgment.
All-Options works to ensure that all people can find the unbiased and compassionate support and the resources they need to make the reproductive decisions that are right for them. Our goal is not only to provide immediate support for people's needs - such as through our Abortion Fund and Diaper Program - but also to mobilize people and enact the policy changes needed to make these programs obsolete.
All-Options uses a combination of direct service and social change strategies to ensure that people can find the support they need for decisions and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption.
We provide direct support to thousands of people each year through our toll-free national All-Options Talkline, the Faith Aloud clergy line, and our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, Indiana. We engage community members and train them as all-options counselors and activists for change, and they go on to become ambassadors and leaders in our organization, in their professions, and in the movement. We also share our expertise through trainings and workshops, so that more frontline advocates are able to offer unbiased and nonjudgmental support to people in their communities.
All-Options has been providing unbiased support since 2004, improving and adapting our programs to ensure the greatest impact. Our strategic plan calls not only for expanding our program capacity but also for reaching and following the lead of those most impacted by barriers to reproductive care and reproductive justice.
All-Options' leadership is built from our base - we are people of diverse races, ethnicities, ages, sexualities, geographies, and economic backgrounds. Our board of directors is 60% women of color and staff is 50% women of color, and we bring diverse personal experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, adoption, pregnancy loss, and/or infertility. We recruit for staff and board positions from our volunteer and client base, and continue to work to strengthen the opportunities and leadership pipeline for current and former volunteers and clients. As a distributed organization, we are able to recruit and engage staff, board and volunteers from multiple states.
We measure our progress and success by:
- the number of people we are able to serve through our All-Options Talkline and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, and the benefits they report in regards to how our programs help them
- the number of people we engage in trainings and workshops, and the shift we measure in participants' knowledge, skills, and compassion re: unbiased pregnancy options counseling and referral
- the number of new people we engage as volunteers, activists, and donors, and the actions they take to advocate for change
- how All-Options influences the larger movement and reproductive health field toward a more inclusive, compassionate, all-options approach to pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption
Since 2004, All-Options has grown from an all-volunteer organization to a nationally distributed team of diverse staff, board, and volunteers. We have trained nearly 100 Talkline Advocates, served thousands of people on our Talkline and at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, reached hundreds of providers in our Pregnancy Options Workshops, and grown our budget by 3000%.
Today All-Options is poised to bring our successful programs to more people across the country by scaling our trainings and services online - offering chat and instant messaging support, web-based trainings, and virtual volunteer opportunities. We also hope to open additional All-Options Pregnancy Resource Centers in southern and midwest communities that wish to partner with us. In today's political climate, a new approach to achieving reproductive justice has never been more vital.
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