Pregnancy Clinic or Planned Parenthood, part 1

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, you may be scared and confused enough without also wondering where to go for help. You want to know that wherever you choose to go for counseling and help will have your best interest in mind.

And that’s exactly why you should make your 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.

You have the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy. And you need to know and understand what your options are.

The first thing you’ll notice about our office is that everyone you meet is warm, friendly and caring. Each member of our staff is dedicated to helping you make the decision that is right for you, with complete support and anonymity.

Planned Parenthood will tell you 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 you make an informed decision. And that means knowing and understanding all of the resources available to you should you choose to keep your baby, understanding the reality of abortion, and understanding what adoption options are available to you.

It’s that simple. There are no scare tactics used. There is no coercion. We simply offer you the facts in a non-judgmental and caring manner. We put YOU first. We are here to listen to you, to help you and to offer a caring place to explore all the options available to you.

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 you feel comfortable and leave armed with everything you need to know in order to make the decision that’s right for you. But that’s not all – we’re with you 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 you to the services you need should you make the decision to choose life for your 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.