Every day, good people make decisions about pregnancy. RECLAIM is committed to supporting individuals who choose abortion, encouraging communities to recognize the moral agency of everyone to make the decision whether or not to parent, and to challenge harmful policies, laws, and proposed legislation that would otherwise increase the barriers and stigma around abortion care. We join with many to say ENOUGH.
The mission of RECLAIM is to fuel individuals and communities to RECLAIM their dignity around, confidence in, and support of abortion and reproductive rights. RECLAIM engages in advocacy and public education to provide accurate and thoughtful information on reproductive health in culture and society.
We envision a world in which we all have bodily autonomy and are free to express our reproductive health care views without consequence.
Our Core Values
We work courageously to challenge the stigma of abortion and protect reproductive rights.
We operate with integrity and are truthful in our communications.
We believe all people should feel empowered to trust and speak their inner voice, to feel their own power and their own value.
We are fueled by our passion for reproductive rights.
Why is Our Work So Urgent?
The Michigan legislature continues to create more laws and policies that question an individual’s wisdom in making their own personal decisions about parenting. Each bill falsely assumes individuals and their families are not capable and do not have the right to make their own decisions about what is best for them and those they love.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
Rather than addressing the economic needs of our State, the crumbling roads, and failing schools, too many of our elected officials are focused on the personal life decisions of pregnant people! They continue to shame, to add barrier after barrier, to deny, restrict, harass, and persecute those trying to access abortion care and the caring doctors and staff who keep jumping through unnecessary hoops to provide quality abortion care.
RECLAIM founder, Renee Chelian, is the founder of Northland Family Planning Centers. She and RECLAIM Board President Lara Chelian, JD, are working with communities throughout Michigan to provide quality abortion care that focuses on respect and compassion for all.