Operating statewide programs for the Departments of Health and Human Services in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan, Real Alternatives is a nonprofit organization that provides pregnancy support services and parenting education. One of the primary missions of Real Alternatives is to educate pregnant women about abortion alternatives and their rights under the law.
Providing support the last 20 years, Real Alternatives has assisted over 300,000 women to date experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Sometimes women feel they have no other choice than abortion. In some instances, women may be coerced into having an abortion against their will. In fact, 14 percent of women served by Real Alternatives report being pressured by others to abort their baby. Forcing a woman to have an abortion is against the law in every state. Doctors may not perform an abortion without patient consent. Real Alternatives advises women not to sign any documents in which they agree to an abortion.
The organization also advises women to inform every health care professional they encounter that they do not want an abortion and will report the health care professional if they do an abortion on them. The professionals at Real Alternatives believe that no matter what the situation is, there are options and support.. For more information, contact Real Alternatives at 1-888-LIFE-AID any time of the day or night.