Programs that provide access to pregnancy termination services for individuals who want to avoid an unplanned or unwanted birth.
Programs that help people who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy resolve any social or personal problems that have arisen as a result of their pregnancy or the prospect of parenthood, and help them understand their conflicting emotions, put their feelings in perspective, evaluate their options and make a decision that right is for them.
Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures which preserve a woman's right to reproductive health care including contraception, sterilization and the choice to terminate her pregnancy. Reproductive rights groups may also urge action on other issues such as assuring availability of sex education to young people, preventing violence at abortion clinics and protecting women seeking an abortion from harassment.
Organizations that support the passage of legislation which assigns legal rights to unborn human beings and seeks to criminalize the termination of unwanted pregnancies. Some groups also support measures which seek to prevent capital punishment, euthanasia, assisted suicide and other similar life and death interventions.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.