The Abortion Conversation Project has launched the Mom, Dad, I’m Pregnant campaign to help families respond to teenage pregnancy. The project offers specific suggestions for both young men and women and for their mothers and fathers who are dealing with a pregnancy crisis. The handouts will be distributed to women’s clinics, family planning agencies, and youth-serving organizations.
The MomDadIMpregnant.com site includes advice for teens on telling parents about a pregnancy, considering options, information in case of a rape, and special advice for young male partners. Advice for parents highlights how to respond and improve relationships with daughters and sons, as well as special advice for moms and dads. There are sections on Minor’s Rights, and what to do if parents may be abusive, as well as spiritual, legal, and additional resources.
The Abortion Conversation Project aims to reduce the stigma of abortion through open and honest conversations. The website http://www.abortionconversation.com/ offers help starting discussions on personal and community levels, and ACP sponsors regional conversations with prochoice audiences. ACP works to identify and develop resources for abortion providers and the women and families they work with each day. Recently, ACP produced another handout called, “Healthy Coping After an Abortion” that promotes post-abortion emotional health.
The MomDad Project was funded by the generosity of providers who are committed to promoting parental involvement through good communication. They include: Cherry Hill Women’s Center, Philadelphia Women’s Center, & Hartford Gynecological Center (http://www.abortionusa.com/), Lovejoy Surgicenter (http://www.lovejoysurgicenter.com/), Summit Centers (http://www.summitcenters.com/), Southern Tier Women’s Services (http://www.amycousinsmd.com/), Allentown Women’s Center (http://www.allentownwomenscenter.com/), Whole Woman’s Health (http://www.wholewomanshealth.com/), Seattle Medical and Wellness Clinic (http://www.smawc.com/), Allegheny Reproductive Health Center (http://www.alleghenyreproductive.com/) , Northland Family Planning Centers (http://www.northlandfamilyplanning.com/), Clinic For Women, Indianapolis (http://www.clinic4women.net/) and HPS Rx Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.hpsrx.com/).