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Pregnancy help centers - where women find choice

Time and time again women call the APR hotline with a worried, immediate, urgency. 

You can hear it in their voice. Their choice of words. 

“I felt I had no other choice. Can you help me reverse my abortion?”

“I found your help through Google. Can you help me save my baby?”

“I felt pressured by the nurse at the abortion clinic to take the first abortion pill. I put it in my mouth and held it under my tongue until she left. I immediately spit it out, but it had started dissolving.”

Women commonly express an abortion was not wanted in these situations … but instead, she felt she had no choice. 

She felt pressured.

She felt she was alone.

She felt she had no support.

She felt no one cared.

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As one of the Healthcare Team Managers for the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN), I have the privilege of being on the front lines of Abortion Pill Reversal and seeing brave, courageous women granted a second chance to choose life for their child.

I also have the hardship of seeing the devastation of women as they regret a life ending decision they have made.

Women deserve truth, honesty, and facts prior to making a life decision for their child.

Pregnancy help centers are where women will find a choice, while being offered support and care.

Pregnancy help centers are the heroes of the pro-life movement.

Women are not pressured.

Women are assured they are not alone.

Women are offered support.

Women are shown they are cared for.

Women are empowered to make an informed choice.

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Pregnancy help centers offer ongoing support throughout a pregnancy and beyond, pregnancy and parenting classes, maternity & baby items, referrals for housing, medical care, Medicaid/insurance counseling, food assistance, material assistance, post- abortion recovery and much more.

Most of these services are offered free of charge.

These life-affirming centers are prepared, trained, and equipped to meet the needs of any woman and family facing an unplanned pregnancy.

The staff and volunteers in these centers are available for each woman and family that walks through the doors of their center with facts, truth, honesty, support, and a choice.

Choice is something many pro-choice advocates claim to support when they primarily defend and support abortion services exclusively.

According to a Charlotte Lozier Institute analysis of Planned Parenthood’s 2018-2019 annual report, 95% of the pregnancy “services” of Planned Parenthood were abortions.

In addition, 345,672 abortions were reported to have been committed by Planned Parenthood facilities in 2018-2019. 

This is the largest annual total of abortions provided by Planned Parenthood, providing more abortions than any other provider.

Pregnancy help centers are crucial for women and families.

The Heartbeat International 2020 Life Trends Report revealed: 5,669,657 total client visits took place, 486, 213 free ultrasounds were performed, and 388, 970 women and families chose life at affiliate pregnancy help organizations. 

The Life Trends Report also shares, “98% of pregnancy help center clients report a positive experience.”

In addition, the report states, “every 81 seconds a woman makes a decision for life.”

The data results of these Heartbeat International-affiliated pregnancy help organizations speaks for itself.

Pregnancy help centers exist to care for and support women and families in their times of need.

These pregnancy help centers are offering women help and an informed choice. 

Lives are being reached, rescued, and renewed.

Many are choosing life.

Editor's note: Heartbeat International manages the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) and Pregnancy Help News.

Brooke Myrick BSN, RN

Brooke Myrick is a Healthcare Team Manager with Heartbeat International overseeing the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN). She also provides assistance to pregnancy help organizations seeking to offer love and care to those facing unplanned pregnancies in their communities. Brooke began her nursing career as a labor and delivery registered nurse. Filled with a strong desire to be a voice for life, Brooke continued her obstetrical nursing career and spent nine years serving within her local pregnancy center as Nurse Manager. She has been married for 13 years to Justin and they have four children. Brooke enjoys running, reading, gardening, and her German Shorthaired Pointer, Wilder.

 

 

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