Ohio RCRC treasures our partnerships with sister organizations in the pro-choice movement. Together, our whole is greater than the sum of our parts!
“Perhaps the most basic challenge humanity faces is to awaken our capacity for collective knowing and conscious action so that we can respond successfully to the immense social and ecological difficulties that now confront us. ” Duane Elgin
in David Korten’s The Post-Corporate World
- Choice Network - a social service agency that works out of Ohio abortion clinics to counsel and serve women and families through the options of abortion, adoption, and parenthood. We refer women and families to one another who are facing unplanned or problem pregnancies; they refer to us for our Free All-Options Clergy Counseling, and we refer to them for their social work expertise on abortion, adoption, and parenthood.
- Healthy Families Ohio – a coalition of organizations and individuals that are working to fight the Personhood Amendment to the Ohio constitution that may make it to Ohioan’s ballots as soon as the November 2012 election. This amendment would define, in Ohio law, a “person” starting at fertilization. Check out the possible negative consequences of this amendment that they are sharing; please share this document/link with others! People defeat “Personhood” only when they are educated about these consequences.
- Freedom of Choice Ohio – a coalition of pro-choice organizations that collaborate for choice in Ohio. Ohio RCRC is an active member. Members include:
- Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio (lead)
- NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (lead)
- Women Have Options / Ohio
- National Council of Jewish Women, Columbus Section
- ACLU of Ohio
- NOW of Ohio
- Ohio Women, Inc. (OWI) was founded in 1977 to bring women together to foster cooperation and collaboration to improve the lives of women and girls in Ohio. OWI has promoted equality for Ohio women, recognized women leaders making a difference, and created resources to foster equal opportunity.
- Center for American Progress, Faith and Progressive Policy. The Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative of the Center for American Progress works to identify and articulate the moral-ethical and spiritual values underpinning policy issues, shape a progressive stance in which these values are clear, and increase public awareness and understanding of these values. Faith and Progressive Policy also works to safeguard the healthy separation of church and state that has allowed religion in our country to flourish.
- Strong Families. The Strong Families Movement recognizes the trend of families defining themselves beyond the picket fence—across generation, race, gender, immigration status, and sexuality—as a powerful and promising development for the US. Strong Families, along with Ohio RCRC, wants to help policy makers catch up. Strong Families vision is that every family have the rights, recognition and resources it needs to thrive. Strong Families are engaging hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals in our work to get there.
If you would like to partner with us, please contact Cathy Levy.