Network for Reproductive Options
Types of Support
- Financial Assistance
If you live in Oregon or Idaho, or are going to Oregon from another state for an abortion and need help paying for your procedure, NRO can help! Please call our hotline and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24-48 hours. NRO hotline advocates can also provide a wide range of referrals to reproductive health care services, including to a fund that can sometimes help with lodging and transportation for women and people seeking abortions outside their own home communities.
About Network for Reproductive Options
When the only abortion clinic serving the entire lower half of Oregon (as well as parts of Idaho and Northern California) closed its doors in 2002, dozens of local activists and reproductive health advocates came together to address the sudden and urgent need for abortion services in these areas. As a result the Network for Reproductive Options (NRO) was formed. Today, NRO staffs a hotline that offers abortion clinic referrals, reproductive health care service referrals and funding assistance to help women in need to pay for their abortion procedures.
Network for Reproductive Options's Community
Last year, the Network for Reproductive Options helped over 440 women who would not have otherwise been able to afford an abortion. In addition to offering abortion funding, NRO offers sexual and reproductive health and advocacy workshops and community presentations throughout Oregon, and policy advocacy opportunities. NRO is also an active member of the All* Above All coalition and participates in local, statewide, and national advocacy efforts in support of ending restrictions on abortion access and increasing access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare for all. NRO board members, staff, and other volunteers take part in rallies, community forums, film screenings, street fairs and other events, as well as working with our organizational partners to provide written and in-person testimony and conduct visits to our state legislative representatives and our northwest congressional delegates.
Support the Network for Reproductive Options (NRO) with a one-time or recurring monthly donation and start making a difference in your community today.
Another way to help NRO meet the needs of the women that we serve is to get involved in our annual Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon fundraisers. Teams form each year in January and February, and the campaigns culminate each year with big celebratory events in both Portland and Eugene in late April. Please contact us at bowlathon@NROptions.org for more information on how you can form or join a team!
Want to help by giving of your time instead? NRO is a largely volunteer-run organization and would love to put your passion and skills to work! Check the website to find out about volunteer opportunities to staff or provide translation services to our hotline, provide sexual and reproductive health education presentations, participate in advocacy efforts, and/or help with organizational events. Training is provided and internships are available.
And if you wish to stay informed about issues of reproductive justice, you can check out the News & Views section on our website, sign up to receive our monthly e-news alerts and our bi-annual newsletter, or join NRO’s vibrant online community on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!