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Planned Parenthood or Pregnancy Help Clinic, part 1February 4, 2017
When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, a woman may be scared and confused enough without also wondering where to go for help. She wants to know that wherever she chooses to go for counseling and help will have her best interest in mind.
And that’s exactly why she should make her first visit to a pregnancy help center.
At Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic, we are a pregnancy resource center that understands that a woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy may face some of the most difficult decisions she will ever make. We specialize in helping women get the information they need so they can make those decisions with confidence.
Women have the legal right to choose the outcome of their pregnancies. And she needs to know and understand what her options are.
The first thing a patient notices about our office is that everyone is warm, friendly and caring. Each member of our staff is dedicated to helping our patients make the decision that is right for them, with complete support and anonymity.
Planned Parenthood tells patients this:
“Family planning clinics, like your local Planned Parenthood health center, have specially trained staff who can talk with you about all of your options. But beware of so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers.’ These are fake clinics run by people who are anti-abortion. They often don’t give women all their options. They have a history of scaring women into not having abortions. Absolutely no one should pressure you or trick you into making a decision you’re not comfortable with.” (source)
Yes, at Options for Women we have a goal of helping to end the number of abortions in our community. Centers like ours, however, strive to help women make an informed decision. And that means knowing and understanding all of the resources available to should a woman choose to continue her pregnancy, understanding the reality of abortion, and understanding what adoption options are available.
It’s that simple. There are no scare tactics used. There is no coercion. We simply offer the facts in a non-judgmental and caring manner. We put WOMEN first. We are here to listen, to help, and to offer a caring place to explore all the options available.
All of our services are offered free of charge. We are a medical clinic with trained staff waiting to help you discover more about the options available to you, and to help you understand everything you need to know before making your final decision.
But perhaps the most important thing about visiting a clinic such as ours is that we offer non-judgmental services, in a safe and caring environment.
Our staff will work hard to make sure every patient feel comfortable and leave armed with everything she needs to know in order to make the decision that’s right for her. But that’s not all – we’re with her every step of the way.
We know that many women may feel completely alone when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Options for Women offers loving support, and can link them to the services they need should they make the decision to choose life for their baby. No tricks, no gimmicks, no guilt involved.
Planned Parenthood is politically motivated and may not have the true best interest of their patients at heart. If you aren’t sure yet if you want to have an abortion, do you really want to visit a place where 94% of the women seeking counseling end up having an abortion? That statistic may lead one to believe that PP is the one who doesn’t offer full and complete information on every option to the women they claim to serve.
From their 2012-2013 annual report, PP acknowledges that they performed 327,166 abortion procedures. That’s in comparison to offering only 19,506 women prenatal services and only 2,197 adoption referrals. That means of the services they offered pregnant women, abortion was the result nearly 94% of the time.
In addition to that, they supported a state law in California that allows non-physicians to provide abortion. For an organization that claims to be the leader in protecting women’s health, it seems very contrary to their mission to support the ability of non-physicians to perform medical procedures.
But if you need more proof, consider this statement found in the same annual report referenced above. “Planned Parenthood has also worked with major television programs and media outlets such as Girls and Cosmopolitan to promote our brand…”
Options for Women has no ulterior motives, no brand to build and maintain, and nothing at stake other than protecting the women we serve. We are a non-profit organization, meaning all of the services we offer are free of charge to our clients. We don’t profit from you, instead giving you the power and knowledge you need to make the best decision for you.
We will continue to fight every day for the women we care for to receive the best, most comprehensive, non-judgmental and unbiased information on ALL of the options available to them.
Because we truly care about you and your health.