"You and ACOL have been an important part of our advertising and clinical
success. Because of your long and successful association with abortion
clinics and your business acumen, I gave ACOL a try at your suggestion
when it first started in 1996. At least 10%, of our business now comes
directly from the internet and ACOL is a large part of that. Your
help with our site evelopment was very beneficial. Your wisdom and
advice have been invaluable. Thanks again for introducing us to the
internet and helpling with our sucess." George Tiller, MD DABFP,
Women's Healthcare Services, Wichita, KS www.drtiller.com
"ACOL is bringing in 1 to 2 new patients per day! I personally want
to thank you for bringing the internet into the clinic business. My
practice is using the internet to educate patients about our services,
about myself, and about pre-op instructions. I never bothered to get
online until you made it a business prerequesite." Josepha Seletz
MD, ProChoice Medical & Eve Surgical Center, Los Angeles, CA www.prochoicemedical.com
"We have had a website on ACOL for many years and have found that
this site is the best way of listing our clinic. Many more patients
are using the internet to find services than the yellow pages. You
do not want to have a website without listing it on ACOL." Marilyn
Buckham, Buffalo GYN Womenservices, Buffalo, NY www.buffalogyn.com
"Hope Clinic's listing with ACOL has been a tremendous help in letting
women know we exist. ACOL first introduced Hope Clinic to the internet,
guiding us through the design of our very first web page in 1995.
ACOL has set the standard for clinic websites and are open and upfront
about their affiliation with abortion providers." Allison M. Hile,
The Hope Clinic for Women, Ltd., Granite City, IL www.hopeclinic.com
"I owe you an apology for laughing at you when you mentioned this
"internet" thing to me back in the 90's. I could kick myself. Now
that I have seen the light and joined your website, I am amazed at
the number of patients I see that cite you as the referral. This is
the cheapest form of advertising I do as well as the most effective
as demonstrated by the increase in patient load on a monthly basis.
So thank you!" Diane Derzis, New Woman All Woman, Birmingham, AL
and Capital Clinic, Richmond, VA www.gynpages.com/capital
"When clinics in remote areas such as Jackson, Mississippi, and Ft.
Wayne, Indiana, see patient referrals from the internet, we know that
it's working. On a per patient cost, we are spending about 1/8 the
amount on ACOL that we do on the Yellow Pages, and currently at least
10% of our business is coming from ACOL. The Internet is definitely
the most effective and inexpensive method of obtaining patient referrals."
Susan Hill, National Women's Health Organization www.nwho.com
"We have had a great experience with ACOL for many years. Each month
we see an increase in hits to our site as prospective patients use
the web to seek out providers and abortion info more and more. ACOL
is a reliable, easy and no-hassle way to get started on the net."
Martin Haskell M.D. Women's Med Centers, OH & IN www.womensmedcenters.com
"As one of the original participants in ACOL, I have noticed a remarkable
increase in referrals from the internet in general, and ACOL in particular,
over the seven years that my website has been listed with Ann Rose.
Without a doubt, ACOL is the most cost effective advertising available
for abortion providers." Dr. George Dainoff South Jersey Women's
Center Cherry Hill, NJ www.sjwc.net
"Hi Ann! Just found you online. Great site! Hats off to you for providing
such an informative place. Plan on mentioning it to my daughter tonight
(she's the mother of two of my granddaughters)." - C.N., Eugene, OR
"I have always been pro-choice. I am glad that there is a website
providing the necessary information if I am ever in the position of
needing an abortion. A woman should have the right to choose whether
to have a child or not, because an unwanted child is the greatest
burden a woman can bear." - Shane & Kaye, Canada
"Hello Ann. Thank you for the wide variety of information available
on your website, "Ultimate Birth Control". My daughter is eighteen
years old, and has a new 22-year old boyfriend. Even though for many
years I have had open discussions about birth control and sex with
my daughter, now, it is a possibility. Thank God, she has waited this
long! Just to let you know, we are a Christian family, but we are
realistic, and non-judgmental of the choices that others make for
their lives. I do resent "fundamentalists" forcing unwanted options
on others. And also limiting access for birth control. We need to
keep these options available to all. Thank you for the no non-sense
information, it will be passed on to my daughter." - L.I.
"I just wanted to email you to let you know that I think your site
is wonderful. It is not only informative but supportive. In this day
and age it is a rare find. Abortion is a taboo issue for women, especially
where I live (in the South). I feel that you truly care about the
health and well being of us and I pray that one day there will be
more like you. I think that it is terrible that women have to suffer
through unwanted pregnancies. Your site is very empowering for me
and I'm certain that it is for all your other visitors. All women
should realize that our bodies (in whatever condition, pregnant or
not) are ours alone. Your site emphasizes that fact and I am now your
biggest fan. :) Thank you for creating such a great site." - A.M.
"I just wanted to write to let you know that you are doing a very
good thing for people. I'm sure that you may get some people who respond
to you who object to this procedure, but they do not know what they
are talking about. I had an abortion when I was 15. I was young and
naive. I thought that I couldn't get pregnant, so I was not careful.
Well, it only took one time, and I was pregnant. If it wasn't for
services like the one you provide, I'm sure my life would have been
really hard and sad. What kind of life could I provide for a baby
at the age of 15? And would it be fair to make my parents raise my
baby? Anyway, I am 26 years old, and now am a mother of a 4-year old
girl. I am glad that there were services out there to help me out.
The people at the clinic were so nice to me. They made me feel very
comfortable, and I wasn't as afraid as I had been the night before.
This is just an e-mail to thank you for your services. I live in Illinois,
but I feel that I must give out my thanks and appreciation. Thank
You. " -- A.L.