The NWHN Begins Hosting Charley, an Online Chatbot That Helps Abortion Seekers Safely Navigate Their Options

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 Contact Director of Communications Adele Costa at acosta@nwhn.org or by phone at 631 – 538 – 6348 for comments and questions.

On September 12 2023, the National Women's Health Network (NWHN) began digitally hosting Charley, an online chatbot designed to connect abortion seekers, specifically those in restricted states—to information about their options. Charley is now fully accessible to all on the NWHN's website.

Charley was created in part by the Network’s fiscal partners, the Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline and Plan C. It is designed to help abortion seekers safely, quickly and easily understand their options based on their preferences, circumstances, and location. Charley is private and secure, and can help abortion seekers navigate the many resources available to them, including nearby clinics, access to abortion pills, and referrals to support services.

“The National Women’s Health Network is proud to host Charley,” said Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth, the NWHN’s Executive Director. “This private, easy-to-use tool was developed by trusted NWHN partners, and will help thousands of women access the abortion care they need during a time when their reproductive autonomy faces unprecedented threat. Every word Charley says has been vetted by experienced public health professionals and advocates, including medical and legal experts. These same experts keep Charley up-to-date so users can feel confident the information they get about abortion is accurate, personalized, and totally untraceable.”

Learn more about Charley or test it out here: https://nwhn.org/charley-the-abortion-chatbot/ 

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