Charlotte Taft

Abortion Care Network

Charlotte Taft has had a long and varied history in reproductive health care and politics. She is a consultant and counselor with Imagine! with her partner Shelley Oram. She is the former director of the Abortion Care Network, an organization for independent providers and abortion care allies.


All Work

Charlotte Taft
Charlotte Taft

Commentary Contraception

When Bishops Become Bullies

The arrogance of the 350 Bishops of the US Catholic Church is mind-boggling. Though they are facing bankruptcy in many states because of the shameful tradition of priests molesting children, they still have the nerve to claim a right to make moral decisions for women. It is time for the women of America to say no to the bullying of a tiny group of men who will never know what it means to make tough choices about pregnancy; or have a baby; or raise a child; or scramble to care for a family.

Charlotte Taft
Charlotte Taft

Commentary Religion

The Next Wave of Feminism

I believe a new wave of feminism is coming that will be about unfinished business--transformation rather than reform of the very game of life we human beings are playing—-a transformation of gender, ecology, race, fairness, class—-and so much more.

Charlotte Taft
Charlotte Taft

Commentary Politics

Take Your Foot Off My Neck

The glee with which male politicians are willing to strip women of their most basic rights is staggering. And it is crushing to recognize that so many smart, caring women will spend their time, precious energy, and scarce resources begging men to please, please harm women just a little bit less.

What Do Focus on the Family, Sarah Palin, and the Abortion Care Network Have in Common? Choice

What Do Focus on the Family, Sarah Palin, and the Abortion Care Network Have in Common? Choice

Charlotte Taft

On this 37th anniversary of Roe, I call on us to transform this conversation. I call on us to stand tall so that the provision of abortion services in the United States is a model of care for the rest of the world. I call on us to ask our patients not just to care about themselves--but, as we do, to care about the women who come after them.

The Audacity of Goodness

The Audacity of Goodness

Charlotte Taft

When abortion provider Renee Chelian created a video called “Every Day, Good Women Choose Abortion” all she was thinking about was what would be good for her patients. In return, she is being violently attacked by anti-choice forces.

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