Guest Author - Joyce Orzak
I recently had my wisdom teeth removed, and had lots of time to sit and watch television that I usually don't see. I was surprised to see an advertisement featuring young, modern women for a hotline called PregnancyLine.
I checked it out and found that PregnancyLine is a free, pro-life hotline geared toward teens and twenty-somethings experiencing a crisis pregnancy. They guarantee complete anonymity and the online version - found at pregnancyline.com - features a zip code search box to find the affiliated OptionLine women's center nearest you.
Most centers feature free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, and free consultations with a trained, experienced crisis pregnancy counselor. Many of them offer additional services such as STD testing, ongoing counseling, and various referral services.
These centers are most often run as non-profits businesses, with helping the women they serve as the exclusive goal. This means that the young ladies who seek help there can be assured that the referrals and advice given them are for their benefit and not profit-driven.
The associated OptionLine website features information and advice, in both English and Spanish, for pregnant women as well as their friends, family, and partners. There is a chat feature where you can talk, free and confidential, to a consultant 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. OptionLine has many resources and provides unbiased, factual information about abortion and other various options associated with unplanned pregnancy.
PregnancyLine and OptionLine are, in my opinion, a good starting point for those seeking quick, factual information on unplanned pregnancy and its related issues.
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