Are You Pregnant?
Option Line: 1-800-712-HELP Option Line will connect you with crisis pregnancy centers and adoption agencies in your area. A crisis pregnancy center or pregnancy resource center can connect you with whatever resources you need to choose either parenting or adoption, no matter what your situation is.
American Adoptions: 1-800-236-7846 (1-800-ADOPTION) American Adoptions is one of many agencies that will help you connect with an adoptive family. If you're considering adoption, contact an agency as soon as possible. American Adoptions and other agencies will connect you with parents who will cover your financial needs throughout and up to four weeks after your pregnancy.
Lifecall Shelters: 1-800-NO ABORT Lifecall can help you stop your abortion if you feel you are being forced to go through with it. They also provide a list of shelters for pregnant women who have nowhere else to turn.
Human Options: Are you in a dangerous or abusive situation and need shelter now? Call 877-854-3594 or visit the website (the website has a safe escape button in case your abuser enters the room unexpectedly).
Have You Had an Abortion?
If you've had an abortion recently, please see a doctor for a follow-up exam. Abortions can have unexpected complications that you may not notice immediately, and you need to make sure you're completely healthy.
In the days, weeks, or years following your abortion, you may begin to feel guilt and shame. You may suffer from depression or even PTSD. Whatever your emotional response, there is help and hope. Please visit the Project Rachel website to find post-abortion counseling near you.
Most importantly, don't let anyone tell you what you should or shouldn't feel after your abortion. Your feelings are yours, and they may change over time. Everyone deals with experiences like abortion in different ways. Don't feel afraid or ashamed to take advantage of counseling resources through Project Rachel, Rachel's Vineyard, your local pregnancy center, or any other abortion recovery program.
Visiting Planned Parenthood for Non-Abortion Services?
Imagine your favorite restaurant. Picture it. Picture your favorite dish there. Imagine that you go to this restaurant for dinner every weekend, and it's the highlight of your week.
Now imagine that one day you find out that your favorite restaurant doesn't actually make its money from the food you so enjoy. Instead, they routinely kill babies whose mothers can no longer care for them in the back of the restaurant for profit. This is no rumor -- you discover the restaurant advertises this service on their website. Would you continue eating there?
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country, and in 2011 they made over $150,000,000 from the 333,965 abortions they performed. The clinic where you receive non-abortion services either performs abortions on-site or encourages and refers for abortion. In 2011, Planned Parenthood performed 145 abortions for every adoption referral.
"I don't like Planned Parenthood, but I can't afford to go anywhere else."
Not true! Planned Parenthood does provide some free services to low-income men and women, but so do thousands of community health centers across the country. These centers do all of the positive things Planned Parenthood does at lower cost and without performing abortions to make a profit.
"I just get the free condoms they offer."
Did you know that Planned Parenthood's condoms are some of the the worst on the market as far as strength and reliability? The best brand on Consumer Reports' list was Durex Extra Sensitive Lubricated Latex, and the Class Act Ultra Thin & Sensitive condoms were above all of Planned Parenthood's brands while only costing 27 cents each.