ALTERNATIVES TO ABORTION

THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO ABORTION.

If you or a friend or loved one is pregnant and trying to decide what to do, it’s important to know that there are organizations and people who are available 24/7 and willing to help you. Some groups offer free pregnancy tests and counseling and can connect you with other groups to meet other needs. Other groups can direct you to shelters and homes for pregnant women throughout the United States or offer financial assistance to pregnant college students so they can finish their education.

WHAT IF I’VE HAD AN ABORTION?

If you have already chosen to terminate a pregnancy, be sure to take care of yourself, nurture and give yourself the opportunity to heal. Abortion experiences can be a weight on your soul that is difficult to define. Your soul is your life essence. It has a definite plan. To learn more about you, your soul and how to overcome the difficult experience from an abortion please visit Teenage Pregnancy’s parent site www.soulchoice.org. Soul Choice International wants to help you get through this difficult time. It is important that you become aware of your soul’s needs and begin to develop a sense of continuity in life - past, present and future.

No matter what your needs are, Soul Choice International encourages you to visit the websites or call the toll-free numbers for help.



Abrazo Adoption Associates
Excellent website for birthparents, with a Birthparent Helpline: Texas: 1-800-454-LOVE (5683); Other states: Birthparents CALL COLLECT: 0-210-342-LOVE(5683)

Bethany Christian Services
1-800-BETHANY
is the largest national adoption and family services organization in the United States. Offers a wide variety of services and information for pregnant women of all ages.

Birthright
Offers free medical testing; legal, medical and educational referrals; prenatal information; maternity and baby clothes; housing referrals; adoption information and community resources. 1-800-550-4900.

Heartbeat International
This is the largest pregnancy resource center in the world. It is a “Christian association of faith-based pregnancy resource centers, medical clinics, maternity homes” that offers counseling 24/7 via phone or email and through their website www.pregnancycenters.org.

iCHOOSEADOPTION
An excellent website with resources for pregnant women considering adoption; offers birthmother testimonials, sample profiles of adoptive families and adoption resources by location.

OptionLine
Offers Free pregnancy tests and pregnancy information; medical services, including STD tests, early ultrasounds and pregnancy confirmation. Has counselors available 24/7 and offers confidential pregnancy options and help with post-abortion issues. 1-800-395-HELP.

The Nurturing Network
Helping women of all ages, including college students, TNN offers solutions to meet the needs of the individual, including: nurturing homes, medical services, legal assistance, counseling support, financial aid, and educational and employment opportunities.

Several Sources Shelters
Offers an online directory of shelters for pregnant women of all ages. 1-800-662-2678.