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Why women need pregnancy help clinicsOctober 3, 2016
If you’ve ever spent time browsing the Planned Parenthood website, or talking with pro-choice proponents, chances are you’ve heard that pregnancy help clinics can’t be trusted because centers like ours aren’t medical clinics. Abortion proponents often use the claim that crisis pregnancy centers are not medical clinics, but rather just counseling centers that will use deception and religion to try to coerce a woman to keep her baby.
While there are centers that are counseling focused and do not offer medical services, Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic combines the two. We are a fully licensed medical clinic, with highly trained nurses on staff, and all actions of our clinic are overseen by a licensed physician who acts as our medical director.
We believe that in order for a woman to make an informed choice about her pregnancy, she must be armed with all of the facts. And that includes being seen by a skilled nurse who can confirm her pregnancy through an ultrasound, provide STI testing, and other important medical information the woman will need.
We combine this with counseling services, because we know that women facing an unplanned pregnancy need to be able to talk to someone they can trust, who they know will provide them with accurate, complete information, while also providing the love and support the woman needs.
Planned Parenthood says this about clinics like ours:
“Deciding what to do about an unplanned pregnancy can be very complicated. It may be made even more so by so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers.’ These are fake clinics run by people who are anti-abortion. They have a history of giving women wrong, biased information to scare them into not having abortions.”
What a deception this is! Options for Women PHC, and clinics like ours around the country, are anything but fake clinics. Each of our patients is seen by a trained and skilled nurse, and provided with accurate information on pregnancy, STIs, adoption, and abortion. We would never attempt to use scare tactics or deception to “trick” a woman into keeping her baby.
We are proudly pro-life clinic. Our mission is to erase the need for abortion through effectively serving pregnant, at-risk women. We long for the day when every child is wanted, however, we take the care and well-being of every patient we see very seriously.
Every woman who comes to our office will receive real care provided by one of our trained nurses. We do not perform or refer for abortions, but we do offer complete, accurate facts on the options available to women.
Planned Parenthood tells women to avoid clinics like ours, where they will receive information on abortion procedures, including possible side-effects. Instead, they tell women this:
“If you are considering abortion, you can find a list of abortion providers on the National Abortion Federation website.”
We think that women considering abortion deserve to know the truth about every option facing them, before they jump into a decision. Do you really think an abortion provider, who only profits if the woman decides to abort her baby, will offer unbiased information?
If a woman has questions about her options, or about the abortion procedures available, including how it can affect her health and future, a pregnancy help clinic is exactly where she should be. We offer FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and HONEST services for free to every patient who comes in our door. That means she never has to wonder if we are attempting to pressure her into a decision based on monetary reasons.
Planned Parenthood says this:
“No health care provider should pressure you into a decision about your pregnancy.”
And that’s one statement we agree with.