What is Choice?


The definition of choice is, “an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.”

Some people may be shocked by this, but Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic (OFW) actually believes that every woman has a choice of what to do with her unplanned pregnancy. In an appointment she can ask any questions regarding all of her choices. Options for Women offers community resources available to her, and information on parenting, adoption or abortion. After reviewing all of her pregnancy options, sometimes she does choose abortion. When this happens, we remain supportive of the woman. Our doors will always be open to her, and sometimes she returns to find healing through post-abortion counseling.

Options for Women PHC does not have fences or escorts at our locations. Why? Because this is truly a patient’s choice. She can freely come and freely go – in her own time – at her own pace. She receives information on all of her pregnancy choices: abortion, parenting and adoption. Each patient is empowered to make her choice free from high pressure sales tactics and judgement. At OFW, women can come with a friend, significant other, or family member…whoever they want to bring for emotional support. They are even allowed to bring their phone into the facility but are asked not to use it during the appointment. If a woman feels the need to reach out to someone, she has her own means to do so.

We recommend that no matter where you go, be it Options for Women, Planned Parenthood or the Lakeland abortion clinic, ask questions before scheduling an appointment. Take the time to fully know what the clinic you choose has to offer. An example of questions to ask is: Does their medical doctor have hospital privileges? Can I bring my friend? Will they get to go into my appointment with me?

An unplanned pregnancy can leave you frozen in your tracks; we know. But at this pivotal moment, consider the word “choice” and find a clinic that lets you freely come, and freely go, and that will empower and educate you, so that you can confidently make your choice.

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