Birthright International

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Birthright International is an international organization of crisis pregnancy centers. It offers a range of services designed to "help support a woman's desire not to have an abortion," including referrals to legal, medical and psychological services, as well as a range of community support assistance such as financial aid.[1]

The organization, founded in 1968 by Louise Summerhill, has its international headquarters in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and has nearly 300 chapters worldwide,[2] primarily in Canada and the United States,[2] but also in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, and Colombia.

Birthright has a philosophy of avoiding direct involvement in pro-life or pro-choice political advocacy.[3]


  1. ^ Genovesi, Vincent J. (1996). In Pursuit of Love: Catholic Morality and Human Sexuality. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press. p. 389. ISBN 0-8146-5590-4. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Birthright International – Get Involved". Birthright International. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  3. ^ Mathewes-Green, Frederica (Spring 1995). "Compassion and Concentric Circles of Support". Studies in Prolife Feminism. 1 (2): 141. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 

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