April 2020 e-news
The world continues to change daily. As everyone adapts to new normals, our thoughts are with you and your families. We are all in this together.
We hope you are able to find blessings in the challenges, and have faith in what the future holds. Thank you for your past support and for remembering Birthright moms in these uncertain times.
Client Story * name changed to protect privacy

Charlotte* is a single 30-year old woman with an unplanned pregnancy...it was not part of her life plan. Her parents advised her to abort because of her career and the untrustworthiness of the baby’s father. Charlotte visited an abortion clinic and was told she was 18 weeks pregnant. She made an appointment for an abortion. During the required three-day waiting period, a friend encouraged her to meet with a Birthright counselor. She came to our office reluctant, scared and confused. The Birthright counselor listened to her struggle about whether to have the abortion and helped her sort out her fears and disappointment in herself. They scheduled a follow-up counseling appointment to help her continue to discuss her feelings and make a plan. She did not keep her follow-up appointment with Birthright. Her Birthright counselor reached out to her several times by phone but received no response. 

About a week later, Charlotte called Birthright asking to meet with her Birthright counselor. She was calling from the abortion clinic where she was scheduled to have an abortion. She said she kept thinking about her conversations with her Birthright counselor and decided she could not go through with it. When she met with her Birthright counselor, she said she felt so relieved that she did not abort. She knew in her heart it was wrong for her. She was grateful during her decision-making time that Birthright was there for her and that she felt safe and listened to by a counselor. Her Birthright counselor gave her information about OB doctors in the area and other resources. She said Birthright helped her find the courage to step out into the unknown and change her life’s plan. 

During the next months of her pregnancy, Charlotte kept in touch with her Birthright counselor via text messaging and emails. She related with ecstatic joy the surprise that she was carrying twins! She felt this was proof she made the right decision. She stated that her parents were able to see things her way and became incredibly supportive (throwing her a baby shower, offering childcare help, and being there for her). Her son and daughter were born healthy, and she says even though motherhood was not something she planned, she has never been happier.

Click here to support our work and be part of helping women like Charlotte choose life. 
The 19th Annual
Run for Life and Learning
IS STILL ON - with a twist!

Register today to participate
in the VIRTUAL event!

  June 1-7, 2020

For details and to register, visit:

All proceeds fund the
Birthright Scholarship Program which supports the education of Birthright clients in financial need.

Questions? Please email: run4lifeandlearning@gmail.com .
Thank you for your support!
Annual
'Night for Life'
Gala

Saturday,
Sept. 12, 2020

Chase Park Plaza


Please save the date!
We are following the evolution of the pandemic and will hold the Gala however is safely possible in September. We need your support more than ever!
Your Gift of a Lifetime...is a Lifeline
Legacy Giving:   Life Insurance or Beneficiary Designation
Naming the Birthright Endowment Fund as full or partial beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement account can be a smart way to make the most of your assets. For example, retirement funds are taxable when left to your heirs. By leaving other assets to your heirs, and gifting retirement funds to our endowment fund, your retirement assets avoid taxes, and the entirety of your gift supports Birthright Counseling STL.

Click  here to request information and learn how you can sustain
Birthright's mission for years to come through a planned gift, either during your life or upon your passing, such as appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance, or Required Minimum Distributions from your IRA.
If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact our Brentwood office, or click here for an online donation form .

$250 provides a Baby Starter Pack & Postpartum Bag
for three mothers and their babies

$500 provides outreach to high schools, universities,
& community agencies through speaking events,
tabling & social media presence.

$1500 provides rent/utility assistance.

$2500 provides professional counseling, classes and workshops.

A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated!
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Mission Statement
Birthright is a not-for profit organization providing free, confidential alternatives to abortion including professional counseling and practical assistance for women facing an unintended pregnancy.
We believe it is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth
and the right of every child to be born.  
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