Jen Boulanger

Allentown Women's Center

Jen Boulanger is the Executive Director of the Allentown Women’s Center, an independent reproductive health care and abortion clinic located in Northeast Pennsylvania.  She began her career in the abortion field in 1994 and earned a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University in 1996.  Jen was a founding board member of the Abortion Care Network and is the co-chairperson for the Pennsyvania Abortion Council.  Jen has served as faculty at a number of national conferences for the Abortion Care Network, the National Abortion Federation, and the National Coalition of Abortion Providers.  Jen has recently has become more publicly outspoken about the violence and harassment experienced by abortion providers and participated with the Center for Reproductive Rights project “Defending Human Rights:  Abortion Providers Facing Threats, Restrictions, and Harassment.”  Jen is currently working on a project with the Abortion Care Network called “Enough! Basta! Stop Sidewalk Bullying at Women’s Clinics”.

My Call for Common Ground Gets Answered

From my recent experiences, I believe the potential benefits of engaging in common ground outweigh the risks.  And I’m not going to give up an opportunity to sit at the table and make sure that my voice and the voices of women I have helped over the past 15 years are heard. 

Come Together to Prevent My Murder

There can be no common ground unless all parties are truly safe.  The pro-life movement must reject violent acts and violent messaging and the Obama administration must be more proactive in addressing violence against clinic workers.