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Review for All-Options (formerly Backline), Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I worked for several years in abortion care. Although I worked at a wonderful organization that was well funded and valued addressing the emotional needs of our patients as they were making difficult decisions about pregnancy and abortion, as medical providers we simply did not have the necessary time to dedicate to women who were struggling with ambivalence, hesitation and feelings of guilt or sadness. The Backline Talkline was a life saver for us as practitioners and, I am sure, for our patients as well. I was confident in the support, care and validation that my patients would receive from Backline. So many women suffer with the isolation that comes with not having anyone with whom to share their struggles. Keeping something so monumental in one's life a secret is only shame producing. Backline offers women a place to share the truth about their experiences without having to suffer the often negative reactions that might come from family and friends. I can't say enough about the critical work that Backline does. They are saving the lives of women who have no one else to turn to. I thank them for what they have done for my patients and the resources they have offered me as a clinician. I could not have done my job well without them.

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