Peyton’s Story

“I had so many doubts.” If you’re currently expecting a child you may know the feeling of doubts in pregnancy. Or if you’re already a mother or father you can recall the doubts during that time. Doubts about the baby’s health. Doubts about childbirth. Doubts about child rearing. And so on… Doubts and anxiety do […]

Promoting a culture of life

In recent years, more individuals within the pro-life movement have emphasized the importance of conveying a wholistic approach to the pro-life cause. This work is vital to the pro-life movement, because it authentically conveys the credibility of the pro-life movement to those who attack the pro-life cause as nothing more than ‘pro-birth.’ The phrase ‘pro-birth’ […]

Linking abortion to contraception?

Written by María Belén Eyheramonho It’s a common idea that contraceptives should be used to avoid abortions. But, is it true that increasing the use of contraceptives will diminish the number of abortive practices? The answer to this topic doesn’t come from a particular situation, but from something deeper happening at a cultural level. I’m […]

Valerie’s Story

Physically, Valerie* was starting to feel better than she was a few weeks ago. She also wasn’t sure if she felt kicks from her developing baby or if it was just her ever present hunger pains. Mentally however she was a complete wreck. She felt a bit of relief knowing she still had options to […]

Choosing Adoption

Written by Julie Stuckenschneider Each year there are roughly 1.3 million abortions. Only 4% of the women with unwanted pregnancies place their children through adoption. It is estimated that there are somewhere between 1-2 million couples wanting to adopt each year. So looking at these numbers one would think there are plenty of couples wanting […]

Pregnancy Resource Centers: A Compassionate and Holistic Alternative (Resource) for Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies

When those who support legalized abortion discuss their rationale for believing so, they often bring up scenarios of women and young girls who have faced unplanned pregnancies, stating that abortion is the most compassionate way to offer these individuals support during such a stressful time. These proponents of abortion appeal to the hearts of their […]

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 […]