ServicesLife Choices provides compassionate support and education to help you address your unplanned pregnancy, past abortion, relationship challenges, parenting questions, life skills needs, and family trials. All of our services are free and confidential. We do not provide or refer for abortion. Call Us
Pregnant or Might Be Pregnant?
We provide immediate assistance to clients who think they might be pregnant, those who are currently pregnant, and those who have infant children.
Clients are provided with:
- free medical grade pregnancy tests
- limited ultrasound imaging
- evidence-based education on all three pregnancy options
- life skills, parenting & relationship skill classes
- connections to other support systems
These services are provided for both the mother of the baby (MOB) and the father of the baby (FOB). If the MOB, would like assistance in telling family members of her pregnancy, we are available to assist with that as well. No one at LCPC will refer for or provide for abortion, abortifacients, or contraceptives.
Material goods (new or gently used baby clothing and supplies) are provided to the MOB and to the FOB through our Learning for Life incentive program. This program offers extensive education on prenatal nutrition, development, parenting and life-skills to enhance their lives and equip them for the future. The LCPC staff and volunteers work to build relationships with the MOB, FOB and their families while providing on-going support, education and referral as needed.
One of the scariest parts of having a baby is taking the test to find out if you’re pregnant. We are there for you during this uncertain time. Before you decide, explore your options.
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We offer a one-on-one program as well as a group study for those who have experienced abortion in their past. Join us to find the healing you’re seeking.
Contact us for help anytime.
Post Abortion Support
This program is for those who have experienced abortion in their past and need someone to talk to who has been there and understands. Our team of leaders walk through an 8 week study called “Forgiven and Set Free” by Linda Cochrane, finding hope and healing for their past abortion through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Men are also offered hope and healing through the study called “Repairing His Story” upon request.
Having an abortion wasn’t part of my plans as a 22-year-old single woman. But neither was having sex. I wanted to get married and be a mom. My parents taught me that there was a right way for that to happen and it had to do with making the right choices.
Then, I met a special guy. My relationship with him resulted in getting pregnant and him suggesting abortion. Abortion had never occurred to me until he mentioned it. He assured me that we would have children “when we were ready” and I believed him. He made the appointment and drove me out-of-state for the abortion.I will never forget the excruciating physical pain of that surgical procedure. I felt relieved when it was over, yet, there was also a feeling of deep sadness. And, when I stopped crying on the outside, I kept crying on the inside. I felt dirty, alone, cheated, betrayed and manipulated. Needless to say, our relationship changed; life wasn’t fun anymore. There would be no marriage and no children. When I met my husband and we had set our wedding date, he informed me that he did not want to have children. As life turned out, for me, the baby I aborted was the only child I would ever conceive. Through a sermon at church six months after my abortion, I learned that God knows everything about me and still loves me. That’s when my healing journey began. I thank Him for His forgiveness and healing and the opportunity to help other women heal from their abortion trauma. One thing is for certain; I will always live with the emptiness of my aborted child.
Parenting and Life-Skills Classes
We offer a variety of classes to help you no matter where you are in your parenting journey. Each class you complete will be rewarded with points you can use to obtain free baby clothes, supplies and household goods in our store.
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Health and Wellbeing
- Parental Care
- Your Developing Baby
- Fetal Alcohol Exposure
- Depression and Suicide
- Home Health
- Reclaiming Your Value and Experiencing
- Recognizing the Cycle of Abuse
Options and What to Expect
- Getting Ready for Your Baby
- Your Changing Body
- Going it Alone
- A Look at Adoption
Safe and Healthy Environment
Parent and Child Relationship
Accidents & Illnesses
Food for Growth
Your Child’s Development
Happiest Baby on the Block
Protecting your Child from Molestation
How to Really Love Your Child
The Key to Discipline
A Lasting Legacy
Teaching the Bible
Baby's Born: Now What
Never Shake a Baby
The Importance of Bonding
Caring for Yourself
Breast Feeding Basics
Above and Beyond
What Type of Parent are You?
Your Child’s Personality
Setting Limits with Love
Developing a Close-knit Family
Money Management 101
Basics of Budgeting
- Career or Job?
- Child Anger
- Strong Willed Children
- Successful Family Living
- Healthy Boundaries
- Single Parenting
- Practical Fatherhood
We offer free-of-charge parenting and life skills classes to help you get the knowledge you need for the adventure ahead. When you take these classes, you will earn points to shop in our store for some of the key items you and your baby will need.
The decision to have sex or not can be tough. We can help you with the vital questions surrounding the whys and why not’s.
Contact us anytime!
Are you ready for sex?
The decision to have sex or not can be tough. We can help you sort through your questions and concerns.
Do I really want to have sex?
Why do I want to have sex?
Am I feeling pressured to have sex?
How will I feel afterward?
What do I know about STD/STI’s and pregnancy?
Has my partner been tested for STD/STI’s?
Am I willing to risk my physical and emotional health?
What Do You Know About STD's Really?
Did you know?
-That the most common symptom of an STD is NO symptom.
-That if left untreated most STD’s can lead to serious conditions.
Staying Strong Until the Right Time
You’re not alone if you don’t feel you’re physically or emotionally ready for sex. That doesn’t mean you’re not tempted. Peer pressure can be amazingly strong, and so is the human sex drive. So, how do YOU stay even stronger in your desire to wait until it’s the right time – for you? Here are some smart, safe strategies for doing that:
When dating, make sure your boyfriend or girlfriend understands that you’re not ready to go all the way.
Hang out with groups of people, and avoid being alone with only your date.
Hang out with friends who think like you in this situation.
Be aware of the common things people say to pressure you into having sex and know your response.
DID U KNOW? More teens are choosing to wait to have sex according to the CDC (Center Disease Control) survey. You can read about it here.
Sex is something you need to discuss with your partner before things get too heated, NOT when you have progressed to the point-of-no-return. Decisions under pressure are much more difficult to make and stand by.
Helpful Hints When Under Pressure
Be confident. Say “No!” instead of “Well, um, I’m not sure, maybe later?”
Demand respect. “If you respect me and how I feel about this, you’ll stop now.” (who wants to be with someone who doesn’t respect them?)
You don’t have to explain. “No” is a complete sentence. If you want to explain you might say:
“I’ve made up my mind to wait.”
“I’m just not ready for sex.”
“This is a huge responsibility that I know I’m not ready for.”
Always have your cell phone and enough $ for a cab or a way to leave whether you are at a party or at a friend’s house or wherever.
Keep your brain in gear. Don’t drink or use drugs because they interfere with your ability to make clear decisions.
Don’t worry about hurting someone’s feelings because if they really care about you they will respect your wishes.
Don’t feel obligated to have sex for ANY reason. Sex is not a weapon, a payment for a gift or expensive date.
- The Naked Truth – An eye-opening page written especially for teens, where you can get the latest info about STDs/STIs and read stories of real-life people who have first-hand experience with them.
- Fight The New Drug– Offering the facts about porn.
- X3 Groups– Offering a path to freedom from porn addiction.
What Is The Abortion Pill?
The “abortion pill” (sometimes called “RU-486”) is the name commonly given to a procedure called a medication abortion. A typical medication abortion involves two different drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, which are taken at different times and usually orally (by mouth). You may also require additional medication for pain control and/or antibiotic medication for infection.
The abortion pill is a prescribed drug. If you order the abortion pill online illegally, you will not be able to verify the chemicals in the drugs. Drugs being sold online are not required to comply with FDA safeguards and, therefore, have no quality guarantee.
How does a medication abortion work?
A medication abortion is a two-step process, involving two different drugs, usually taken orally. The first, mifepristone, will block the production of a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone is commonly called “the pregnancy hormone” and is necessary for the support of the embryo. Taking mifepristone blocks the action of progesterone, breaking down the uterine lining andcausing the fetus to be deprived of nutrients and oxygen, ultimately resulting in the demise of the baby. The second medication, misoprostol, is taken 24-48 hours after the first drug, and causes the body to cramp, expelling the contents of the uterus, including the fetus.
When can a medication abortion be performed?
You are only eligible for a medication abortion if you are less than ten weeks into your pregnancy. After ten weeks, a surgical abortion must be performed to terminate a pregnancy.
How effective is a medication abortion?
The effectiveness of a medication abortion depends on a variety of factors. It is most effective during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. During weeks 9-10, medication abortions become less effective. Effectiveness is also dependent on taking both drugs correctly at the right times, obtaining the medications from a reputable medical doctor (i.e., not online), and following up with your doctor to confirm the fetus was fully expelled.
Can a medication abortion be reversed?
If you have taken the Abortion Pill and want to reverse it, call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline at 877-558-0333.
A medication abortion can be reversed, but time is of the essence. A reversal protocol should be started within 24 hours of taking the first pill, mifepristone. However, many successful reversals have also occurred when the protocol was started within 72 hours of taking only the first pill.
For more information, visit the Abortion Pill Reversal website: https://www.abortionpillreversal.com
What is the treatment for reversal of a medication abortion?
First, an ultrasound must be done as soon as possible to confirm the baby’s heart rate, placement, and dating of the pregnancy. Then, a doctor will prescribe progesterone, a hormone that naturally occurs when a woman becomes pregnant. The abortion pill blocks progesterone that supports the pregnancy. Without progesterone, the uterine lining breaks down, resulting in the depravation of oxygen and nutrients to the little human growing inside of you who dies as a result. The treatment to reverse the effects of the abortion pill is to replace the progesterone hormone. Progesterone can be given orally, vaginally, or by intramuscular injection. The treatment will usually continue for at least two- weeks and possibly through the first trimester of pregnancy.
What is the success rate of abortion pill reversal?
Initial studies of abortion pill reversal have shown it has a 64-68% success rate.
Without the treatment, the first abortion pill may fail to abort the pregnancy on its own. In other words, the pregnancy may continue even without reversal treatment if you decide not to take the second abortion drug. Reversal treatment has been shown to increase the chances of allowing the pregnancy to continue. However, the outcome of your particular reversal attempt cannot be guaranteed.
The abortion clinic said I have to complete the abortion process; is that true?
No, it is always your choice to change your mind. Even if you have started the medication abortion process, reversal may still be a choice for you. Call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline at 877-558-0333.
Even though I regret taking the pill, I still cannot keep and raise this baby alone. What do I do?
We are here to help support pregnant women and their developing babies. Contact us and we can connect you to the support you need to make the best decision possible for you and your baby.
If you think parenting might be an option for you, but you have concerns about money, baby supplies, insurance or your parenting skills, there may be local help available.
LCPC does not provide abortions, abortifacients, or refer out for abortions. However, LCPC is here to provide answers and support for women who have questions about the Abortion Pill, are considering an abortion, or have already had an abortion.