Welcoming our First Executive Director

Welcoming our First Executive Director

  WHO/O is pleased to announce that Stephanie Craddock Sherwood will join Women Have Options as our first-ever executive director beginning on April 4, 2016. As a longtime spokesperson and advocate of reproductive rights with a long history of service as a skilled non-profit professional, she is the right person to help us strengthen our […]

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Honoring Women Have Options Founder Emily Rutherford

Honoring Women Have Options Founder Emily Rutherford

  Emily Rutherford founded this organization more than 20 years ago. To share our organization’s story, we created a short video about this history of WHO/O to honor Emily and our founders.

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Patient Stories 2014

Patient Stories 2014

We’d like to share the following stories from patients supported by WHO/O funds over the last few months. As always, we thank our generous donors for their support. If you are inspired by these women and would like to make a donation to support others like them, click on the “Donate Now” button on the […]

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Abortion Funding 101: Why Can Congress and State Legislatures Refuse to Pay for Abortion Care?

Abortion Funding 101: Why Can Congress and State Legislatures Refuse to Pay for Abortion Care?

Women Have Options is a private, statewide fund that helps women afford their reproductive choice by providing financial assistance for contraception, emergency contraception, and abortion services. There is a need for financial assistance for abortion care because Ohio Medicaid, the joint federal and state health insurance program for low-income Americans, pays for pre-natal care and […]

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Bowl-A-Thon 2014: Fundraising with a Great Elevator Pitch

Bowl-A-Thon 2014: Fundraising with a Great Elevator Pitch

Hello, abortion access advocates! Are you busy fundraising this week for Bowl-A-Thon 2014? Thank you! We have some advice to step-up your fundraising game: practice your elevator pitch! An elevator pitch is a short, 1-2 sentence statement that you have at the ready whenever you are talking about Women Have Options and why you support […]

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Bowl-A-Thon 2014: How to Help Us Help Ohio’s Women

Bowl-A-Thon 2014: How to Help Us Help Ohio’s Women

Who is ready to go balls-out for abortion access? Join Women Have Options and other abortion funds around the country, on April 27, 2014 from 1:00-3:00PM. Help us fill a vital gap in helping low-income women get the reproductive healthcare they need. Although a woman’s right to choose is protected by the Constitution, there is […]

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Big Announcement

Big Announcement

The board of Women Have Options is proud to announce the election of our new chair, Sandy Huntzinger. Sandy is an inspiring, committed leader, and we as a board are confident our organization is stronger than ever. We need to be strong on behalf of Ohio women, especially since obstacles to abortion access have been […]

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New Directions Ahead

New Directions Ahead

September is Abortion Access Month, and Women Have Options has big changes to share. Our inspiring board chair, Nancy Pitts, is stepping down. We’re reflecting on how much we’ve grown since she began the position in October 2009, and on what directions we will take in the future as we work to give the women […]

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“SuperFund”

“SuperFund”

Earlier this summer, Women Have Options attended the 2013 National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) annual summit. As you may recall, last year we received the award for Most Impressive Advocacy, one of the highest honors bestowed on funds. This year, NNAF offered more awards in new categories… and we won the “SuperFund” award, which recognized a fund […]

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2013 Bowl-a-Thon: By the Numbers

2013 Bowl-a-Thon: By the Numbers

You did it! You helped strike down barriers to abortion access by raising over $23,000 for Women Have Options! Whether you were a sponsor, team captain, bowler, or donor, you have made a difference in someone’s life. Thank you. Check out the photo album on Facebook, and here’s a look at the bowl-a-thon by the […]

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