Renton, Seattle & Tacoma

About Us

Cedar River Clinics, run by the Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC), has provided compassionate reproductive health care, birth control, and abortions for over 30 years.

FWHC was founded in Yakima in 1979 by two young women who wanted woman-centered health care in their community. Subsequently clinics in Renton and Tacoma were added when their physician-owners retired from medicine and the name Cedar River Clinics was adopted.  In 2014, we acquired Aurora Medical Services and opened our Seattle clinic.  For more information on our history, visit

Cedar River Clinics is a social justice organization that combines direct services (abortion, birth control, reproductive healthcare), with advocacy and activism (to preserve and ensure access) and community education (to demystify health information and empower health decisions.)

MISSION: To achieve reproductive freedom, we provide abortion and reproductive health services and information, so women may determine their own destinies.

VISION: We have a vision of a world where all women freely make their own decisions regarding their bodies, reproduction, and sexuality — a world where all women can fulfill their own unique potential and live healthy whole lives.

  • We trust and respect women’s decisions. One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetimes.
  • We value the equality of all regardless of age, ethnicity, language, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, body size, nationality, cultural heritage, religion or political views.
  • We believe reproductive and sexual freedoms are fundamental human rights for all worldwide.

Physicians and health professionals at Cedar River Clinics are abortion care experts with many years experience. As the only AAAHC, accredited abortion provider in Washington, our clinics meet the rigorous standards for quality set by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Centers.

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Cedar River Clinics are also certified by National Abortion Federation and members of Feminist Abortion Network, and operated by the nonprofit Feminist Women’s Health Center of Washington State.

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What the heck is going on in Indiana?! Besides apparent human rights violations towards women and the LGBTQ community (see other post today).

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Indiana Woman Given 30-Year Prison Sentence Over Apparent Miscarriage

In February, 33-year-old Indiana resident Purvi Patel was found guilty of both feticide and child neglect after delivering a 24-week-old stillborn child at home and disposing of the body in a dumpster--an act that was discovered after she went to the hospital, bleeding, and the doctor discovered an…

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"What I cannot respect is when that faith dictates how others should live their lives. I cannot respect when such faith tells some people that their lives are unworthy of dignity."

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Indiana is not protecting religious freedom but outright zealotry | Roxane Gay

Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law that would allow business owners to refuse service to customers they disapprove of. Like the LGBT community

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Arrrrgh! "There's absolutely no credible scientific evidence that abortions can be reversed, but what the hell, right?"

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New Arizona Law Requires Doctors to Say Abortion Is 'Reversible'

In an absolute triumph for bullshit, Arizona lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that will require doctors to tell abortion-seeking patients that medication abortions are "reversible." There's absolutely no credible scientific evidence that abortions can be reversed, but what the hell, right?