Plan C is an information campaign spreading awareness about abortion pills and self-managed abortion. Abortion pills are a medically safe and effective method for ending an early pregnancy, up to 11 weeks. They are now available online through telehealth providers and online pharmacies. This is a powerful option for people without easy access to a clinic or abortion provider.
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Elisa Wells is a public health specialist with 30 years of experience in the reproductive health movement, both in the United States and abroad.She specializes in emerging technologies and innovative approaches to reproductive health care, including emergency contraception and medication abortion. She spent her early career at PATH, and has since consulted for a wide variety of organizations, including the MacArthur Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Reproductive Health Technologies Project, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, and more.
In 2015, she co-founded Plan C, a groundbreaking campaign that shines a light on the overmedicalization and overregulation of abortion pills and advocates for a safe, effective self-managed option in the US to counter the politics and stigma that have crippled access. Since then, Plan C has grown to become a leader in the movement for reproductive rights and abortion access and Elisa has become a voice in press and media, willing to challenge the status quo and put forth a vision for a new reality: a world with democratized access to these safe, effective pills as a self-managed care option.
From her first job as an abortion counselor in Boston to her years of work abroad in countries with far fewer resources and rights, Elisa brings practical solutions, passion, and action to the fight to improve abortion access in the United States.
Amy Merrill is an artist and activist at the intersection of creative communications, technology and social change. She is cofounder & digital director for Plan C, a leading information campaign for safe self-managed abortion with a guide to abortion pills by mail from all 50 states (plancpills.org).
Her design studio Eyes Open leads web design and strategy consulting for a range of purpose-driven individuals and organizations (eyesopendesign.com). Before this she cofounded social enterprise Journey, which led 600+ people on international trips to experience transformative impact projects with the communities served (wejourney.co). She also worked on major anti-sex trafficking initiatives in NYC and SE Asia as the issue came into public awareness in the 2010's, which led her deeper into the issues of reproductive health and self-determination she explores today.
Amy holds an MA in Performing Arts Administration (ie. nonprofit management) from NYU and BA in Music & English from UC Berkeley.
Angie’s unique approach to social impact — honed through her years at mission-driven organizations like Civic Nation, the Goldhirsh Foundation, and the U.S. House of Representatives — celebrates the optimism and opportunity in addressing our greatest challenges. Her experience includes working within an action-oriented research, policy, advocacy think tank to create safe, fair, and dignified workplaces for all. She has led high-impact initiatives, including a campaign to change the culture of voting as the Director of #VoteTogether and a philanthropic effort to spark civic activism in Los Angeles as the Director of LA2050. She began her career in the U.S. House of Representative as a legislative assistant for Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards of Maryland and served as lead Democratic staffer for the congressional Women’s Caucus and helped launch an economic agenda for women.
Angie holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland-College Park. You can follow her on LinkedIn and on Twitter.
Imani Wilson-Shabazz is a recent graduate of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, earning an MPH in Community Health Sciences with a certificate in Population and Reproductive Health. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Temple University. Her research focuses on transforming family planning systems and institutions to empower queer individuals of color to make informed and affirmed reproductive choices. Ms. Wilson-Shabazz currently works at Plan C as their Partnerships and Engagement Manager, facilitating community partnerships to increase awareness of abortion pill access around the country. She also provides lectures, webinars, and educational videos on how to advocate for, and promote medication abortion access in diverse communities.
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