This list has been created hoping to inspired more people to get involved with Full Spectrum and Abortion Companionship/Doula care and support and it has also been created in hopes that it gets shared and reaches those folx that might directly benefit from the information. In the future, I hope to create a similar resource list for people going through unexpected birth outcomes (miscarriage, still-birth, neonatal death, etc) and also around birth and post-partum care and support. I do want to acknowledge that some of the resources in this list continue to present abortion as a ‘women’ only issue and sometimes as a ‘hetero’ only issue. Many of us QT*POC Birthworkers and allies are creating and (re)imagining abortion companionship, care and support to ensure that our T*LGBQI are centered in this conversations.
Organizations that offer counseling and/or practical support
ACCESS Women’s Health Justice (based in Bay Area)
Backline (they provide support for people adopting, having an abortion and parenting)
The National Network of Abortion Funds
Grassroots Collectives, Groups and Organizations that offer resources and Abortion Companionship/Support
Some of the following Full Spectrum and Abortion Support groups might be inactive or taking a break, send them an email and see what they are up to. If you would like to start a group in your city, YOU CAN DO IT! Also, there might be more collectives out there doing the work. If you would like to add your collective in the list or if you know of other groups doing this work email me to email@example.com to add them.
Full-Spectrum Reproductive Support Network (many of the active Full Spectrum and Abortion Companionship/Doula collectives are part of this network)
California, Bay Area: The Bay Area Doula Project (they offer Abortion companionships/doula trainings, get at them if you want to start your collective!)
California, Los Angeles: Autonomous Communities for Reproductive and Abortion Support (ACRAS)
Connecticut, Wesleyan University: The Wesleyan Doula Project
Illinois, Chicago: The Chicago Doula Circle
Massachusetts, Boston: The Boston Doula Project
Minnesota, The Spiral Collective
New York, New York: The Doula Project
North Carolina, Asheville Open Umbrella Collective
North Carolina, Piedmont Triad Spectrum Doula Collective
Portland, Oregon Calyx Doulas
Texas Abortion Access (Español e Ingles)
Texas, The Cicada Collective (they offer Abortion companionships/doula trainings, get at them if you want to start your collective!)
Texas, Austin Tre Bridge Collective
Washington, Seattle. Full Spectrum Doulas
Washington, DC, Doulas for Choice Collective
This is a list that will constantly be expanding and changing, I can think of more PDFs to add, and more links to add but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. However, I encourage you to send me resources that you have found helpful so I can put them up here, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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