The Reality of Abortion
Each day, women wake up in our communities believing abortion is the only realistic solution to an unplanned pregnancy. In this tragic decision, not only is a human life snuffed out, but a woman’s life can be changed forever. First Coast Women’s Services, however, seeks a more immediate route by supporting one woman at a time, to spare her and her unborn child the sorrow of abortion.
Over 80% of women who chose abortion say if they felt even just one person supported another decision, they would not have chosen to have an abortion. 75% of abortions occur due to concerns about finances, circumstances or relationships. At First Coast Women’s Services we offer practical, compassionate ways to remove the barriers that cause women to choose abortion and provide the opportunity for every woman to make positive choices for herself and for her unborn children.
Free of charge pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, evidence-based abortion education, peer counseling, community referrals and consults, and material assistance are just some of the many services that empower women to choose life. First Coast Women’s Services is a pregnancy care center that operates under the guidelines of Care Net International which provides compassionate hope and help to women and men who are facing fear and indecision in a time of real crisis.
According to TIME magazine, pregnancy centers are playing an important role in why abortion rates have lowered in recent years: “That would seem to be evidence that the quiet campaign for women’s hearts and minds, conducted in thousands of crisis pregnancy centers around the country, on billboards, phone banks, and web sites, is having an effect…” (1/21/08).
For women who choose to parent, First Coast Women’s Services provides pregnancy support through medical referrals and parenting classes. We also provide information on adoption for clients who want to carry their child, but aren’t ready to parent.
One in Three
Statistically, one in every three women has experienced an abortion. Our center works to prevent abortions in our community, to encourage abstinence in our youths and singles, and to bring healing to men and women impacted by past abortions.
Join With Us
First Coast Women’s Services invites you to learn more about our mission, vision and work and to support us in prayer, financially and as a volunteer as we seek to restore hope and meaning to those facing unexpected pregnancies and to ensure a future for their unborn babies.
We want to help churches, businesses, or individuals find a place to serve or be served by us through local missions, leadership education, abortion recovery counseling and more! Just give us a call if you would like to know more. You may also complete the volunteer application and schedule an appointment to meet the center director at the location closest to you. The center director will give you a tour of our facility and answer any questions you may have about our organization.
First Coast Women’s Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that empowers women to make informed choices about their pregnancy. Our purpose is to prevent the tragedy of abortion by offering truthful education, emotional support and practical assistance to individuals who are facing unplanned pregnancies. We present sexual abstinence as a positive lifestyle for singles and provide opportunity for healing and restoration to those who have been hurt by abortion. We share the love of Jesus in a caring non-judgmental environment. Services are fast, free of charge and confidential.