Women who obtain abortions represent every religious affiliation, race and financial status
About 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children.
The birth control pill is one of most effective non-permanent methods of contraception – nearly 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.
The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life.
It is our philosophy that each woman should be able to make their own healthcare decisions and that treating each woman holistically will better serve women and improve women’s health and happiness in our communities.
Whole Woman’s Health remains a political pillar in all our communities by becoming the voice of women’s reproductive justice in a state that has attacked the women’s healthcare system, by decimating it and creating an environment in which forcing women to potentially take desperate measures.
At Whole Woman’s Health, we pride ourselves in eradicating the stigma surrounding abortion as well as ensuring that all women have safe, affordable access to abortion care. During the 2013 Texas legislative session, we became an integral part in the reproductive justice healthcare movement that began to sweep across the state. As one of the largest independent providers of abortion care, we’ve worked to ensure that our lawmakers know that these attacks on women’s healthcare will not happen without a fight.
We are committed to destigmatizing abortion and creating safe spaces for all people whether its within our clinics or in the communities they live in. As such, we have created an Whole Woman’s Health Abortion 101 Program for advocates, activists, community partners, state legislators, media, medical professionals and staff that is giving at any of our Whole Woman’s Health locations throughout the country. This program serves as a way to experientially go through the process of what a woman would experience when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. By deconstructing the nuanced conflicts, emotions, language and conversations surrounding abortion, it is our philosophy that this will help people empathize and help shift the way that people talk about abortion.
Additionally, Whole Woman’s Health encourages you to get involved, whether it’s in Texas, Maryland, Illinois, New Mexico, or Minnesota. Register to vote. Volunteer at your local Whole Woman’s Health clinic. Educate your communities on what these laws mean to women’s healthcare. And donate. Our nonprofit, Shift. is working to shift the stigma around abortion in our culture while also working to help women pay for their abortions and reversing the clinic closures brought on by HB2. Please click here to donate to Shift.