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Guide to the Abortion Conversation Project Records, 2000-2008

Abstract

The Abortion Conversation Project was founded in 2000 to create strategies to challenge the stigma surrounding abortion. ACP was originally conceived as the 501(c)(3) sister to the National Coalition for Abortion Providers, a lobbying and trade organization for independent abortion providers. In July 2008, both organizations joined forces to form the Abortion Care Network.

General administrative, financial, programmatic, and educational records; correspondence; founding documents; records of the board of directors; and files from Peg Johnston, co-founder of the Abortion Conversation Project. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Abortion Conversation Project.
Title
Abortion Conversation Project records 2000-2008
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.2 Linear Feet, 1600 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes general administrative, financial, programmatic, and educational records; correspondence; founding documents; records of the board of directors; and files from Peg Johnston, co-founder of the Abortion Conversation Project. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Contents of the Collection

Abortion Conversation Project articles
Box 1
Board member biographies
Box 1
Board meeting minutes
(2 folders)
Box 1
ACP College Conversations
Box 1
Correspondence, 2004-2008
Box 1
Educational material
Box 1
Ephemera
Box 1
Exhale Workshop, 2008
Box 1
Financial documents, 2005-2007
Box 1
Florida Abortion Conversation, 2006
Box 1
Foundation grant proposals, 2000-2006
Box 1
Handouts for patients
Box 1
Handouts for providers
Box 1
Media project, 2007
Box 1
Meeting agendas and notes, 2007-2008
Box 1
NCAP presentation, 2004
Box 1
Northwest Abortion Conversations, 2007
Box 1
Online Discussion Project, 2004-2005
Box 1
Our Truths/Nuestras Verdades
Box 1
Programs, 2004-2005
Box 1
Margaret (Peg) Johnston's notebook
(2 folders)
Box 2
Program director search, 2005-2006
Box 2
Provider to Provider Information, undated
Box 2
Regional Abortion Conversation: Organizer's Guide, 2007
Box 2
Reports, 2003-2006 and undated
Box 2
Spirituality and Abortion Workshop
(2 folders)
Box 2
Strategic communications plan, 2005
Box 2
The Texas Abortion Conversation, 2005
Box 2
United Informational Front
Box 2
Web design proposals
Box 2
Writings and meeting materials
Box 2
Abortion and Spirituality
Box 3
Proposed Abortion and Spirituality packet
Box 3
Abortion in Translation
Box 3
Accounting
Box 3
Austin Conversation, 2005
Box 3
Board of Directors
Box 3
Board minutes, 2003-2005
Box 3
ChoiceLink Up Perspectives
Box 3
Communications Plan, 2005
Box 3
Compton Grant, 2007
Box 3
Danco Laboratories, 2005
Box 3
Diana Foundation
Box 3
En Route, 2004
Box 3
Financial statements
(2 folders)
Box 3
Florida Abortion Convention
Box 3
Grant activity, 2002-2006
Box 4
Gund Foundation, 2006
Box 4
Invoices, 2004-2007
Box 4
National Abortion Clinic Directory
Box 4
Northwest Abortion Conversation Project, 2007
Box 4
Online course, July 2005
Box 4
Open Meadows, 2005
Box 4
Our Truths zine, 2005
Box 4
Patient letters, 2000-2004
Box 4
Report: Post-Abortion Emotional Health, 2004
Box 4
Vitriol Grant Proposal, 2006
Box 4
Tax documents, 2000-2008
(2 folders)
Box 4
Texas Abortion Conversation, 2005
(2 folders)
Box 5
Third Wave Foundation, 2005
Box 5
Valentine Foundation, 2004
Box 5
Work plan, 2006
Box 5

Historical Note

The Abortion Conversation Project was founded in 2000 to create strategies to challenge the stigma surrounding abortion. ACP was originally conceived as the 501(c)(3) sister to the National Coalition for Abortion Providers, a lobbying and trade organization for independent abortion providers. In July of 2008, both organizations joined forces to form the Abortion Care Network, a 501(c)(3) not for profit that expanded the abortion care community around independent providers and harnessed the energy generated by our "open and honest" conversations.

In the first 8 years of its existence, ACP created several initiatives that addressed abortion stigma. With the co-sponsorship of Exhale, it brought together researchers, mental health professionals, clergy, and providers to create an agenda to promote post abortion emotional health. ACP collaborated with the Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice to develop a curriculum on reproductive loss for their clergy training program. ACP also distributed the workbook, A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion for the Pregnancy Options Workbooks.

Another initiative was the Mom, Dad I'm Pregnant project which resulted in a website (www.momdadimpregnant.org) and two handouts, one for parents and one for the young people involved in an unintended pregnancy. Similarly, ACP worked with the creators of www.menandabortion.com to create a handout called Especially for Men.

The Abortion Conversation Project sponsored Abortion Conversations in Texas, Florida, and the Northwest (2005-2007) in an effort to create a space where providers and pro-choice allies, including clergy, activists, academics, students, and health professionals, could come together to talk openly and honestly about abortion.

The Abortion and Spirituality Working Group brought together clergy and abortion counselors to explore training aids, handouts, and strategies to assist women with spiritual concerns about an abortion experience.

More information can be found on the Abortion Conversation Project website.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke also holds the records of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers and the Abortion Care Network, as well as the personal papers of Peg Johnston, a founding member of these groups.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Abortion Conversation Project Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Abortion Conversation Project Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Micham, March 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2011

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-0048, 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.