Hannah’s Story

From the kindness of others Hannah’s* feelings about her pregnancy changed from nervousness to excitement. When she first called us at Options United, Hannah* wanted an abortion. She didn’t have any support and wasn’t prepared to make the journey into motherhood alone. The call responder at Options United reassured her that there were people who […]

National Human Rights Month: Recognizing the Humanity of the Human Fetus

December is National Human Rights Month – a time to recognize and protect the rights of each human being. The pro-life movement isn’t just pro-baby or pro-birth. It’s about respecting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. In honor of this month, we’d like to share some of our favorite pro-life facts […]

Happy National Adoption Day!

“We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It was not done lightly on either side.” -Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress and Adoptive Mother of 2 This National Adoption Day, I was inspired to look into some facts to better understand adoption. Three statistics stuck out to me the most: Only 2% of women facing […]

Feeling Grateful on National Philanthropy Day

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the creative light of altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness… Life’s persistent and most urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King, Jr. Today is National Philanthropy Day – a day to celebrate charitable work, sacrifice, and generosity. Everyone can make […]

The Role of Grace in the Pro-Life Movement

In preparation for National Inspirational Role Models Month, I thought up the names of numerous pro-life figures who have been influential in my learning and activism. As I thought of names like Abby Johnson, Dr. Anthony Levatino, and Norma McCorvey, my mind raced through the potential backlash we might face on social media. Abby Johnson […]

Make a Difference Day

Every day is worth celebrating, and the 4th Saturday of October is no exception. Why? Today is Make a Difference Day! This day has been celebrated since 1992, drawing attention to the importance of making a positive impact in the world – whether that’s through donating money, volunteering time and labor, or raising awareness on […]

3,000 Voices Silenced Each Day… What Are You Doing About It?

When I was in high school, I was fairly active with an organization that helped innocent people being tortured, mutilated, abducted, enslaved, and murdered by the Lord’s Resistance Army, a terrorist organization in Africa. One of the campaigns I participated in was a day of silence to stand in solidarity with the victims, raise money, […]

Now That It’s Over

“Now that it’s over, I just wanna hold her. I’d give up all the world to see that little piece of heaven looking back at me. Now that it’s over, I just wanna hold her. I gotta live with the choices I made and I can’t live with myself today.” -Lucy, Skillet Today is National […]

What is Options United?

Options United’s 10th anniversary is fast approaching. In these 10 days leading up to our birthday (September 9th, 2019), we are celebrating all that God has done through Options United. You may be wondering…  What is Options United? How do we fit into the pro-life industry? What makes us different? We’re not your typical brick-and-mortar […]

How Options United Was Founded

I have often been asked, “Why did you start Options United?” Two experiences, in particular, led me down this road. While researching for a paper on phenomenology & morality (seriously!) I came across a piece in First Things magazine called A Failure to Communicate by Paul Swope. Mr. Swope was reviewing research done by Dr. […]