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In The Grand Scheme: Six Sinister Tactics Employed By Anti-Abortion Centers

This report explores the decades-long rise of anti-abortion centers (AACs) as a concerning example of how anti-abortion actors’ work is coordinated and interconnected, sharing tactics to support the proliferation of AACs nationwide. 

What We Do

Equity Forward believes that all people should have equitable access to reproductive health care.

Equity Forward runs research-driven campaigns to hold anti-reproductive health forces accountable.

As a watchdog project, Equity Forward seeks to ensure transparency and accountability among anti-reproductive health groups and individuals who are actively working to deny people access to services.

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Who We Are

Equity Forward is a team of researchers, lawyers and communications professionals that uses research to counteract the damaging work of anti-reproductive health forces.

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Latest News

State lawmakers, experts discuss deceptive practices, misinformation from anti-abortion centers // Pennsylvania Capital-Star

September 6, 2022 News Article

“Public dollars should go toward state programs that actually help Pennsylvanians and their families; not anti-abortion propoganda,” Ashley Underwood, director of Equity Forward, a reproductive...

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By Overturning Roe, the U.S. Will Lay Bare Its Ugly Reality to the World

January 21, 2022 Blog Post

The U.S., one of the first countries to legalize abortion, will move against international progress in overturning Roe. The move will illuminate for the world the attacks on abortion access that...

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DeWine funds more anti-abortion resources, some for adolescent pregnancy // WKYC-TV

August 17, 2022 News Article

While intended uses for the dollars are spelled out in the orders, Ashley Underwood, a Northeast Ohio native and director of the national research and advocacy group Equity Forward, said many...

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