Design of a Pilot Educational Program
Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion – Choice Matters (Choice Matters) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that strives to ensure that all women, regardless of age, race, class, status, geography, or ability to pay, have full access to reproductive health care. Choice Matters believes that a woman’s ability to control all aspects of her reproductive health—including access to safe, legal abortions—is a fundamental right. Choice Matters enlisted a Capstone team to create a pilot educational website that includes research, FAQs, and short films to teach political candidates how to run as pro-choice candidates throughout the United States. The team focused specifically on the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) in New York State, researching issues raised by opponents and devising approaches to respond in a meaningful and medically-informed way. The team developed a complete pilot educational program, utilizing its research and the website to help Choice Matters achieve its goals.