Though much of this week's focus has been on the Roe v.
Wade decision reached 40 years ago, some agencies are
concentrating on the mothers who are take a different route --
Bill Blacquiere, president of Bethany Christian
Services, tells OneNewsNow his organization is equipped to help
women who choose life for their babies through the process of
"Bethany offers counseling, available 24 hours a day, seven days
a week," he reports. "Also on our website we have what we call live
chats, meaning either through texting or through a computer, people
can counsel with one of our counselors online."
The goal is to work with those who have decided on adoption or
to give information to mothers who want to know more about adoption
as opposed to abortion.
"We allow them to pick a waiting family. We provide family
profiles. We also have hundreds of family profiles on our website,"
Blacquiere explains. "And even if that family doesn't live in their
community, given Bethany's network, we're able to make that happen.
They can pick any couple in the United States."
Most adoptions (95 percent) are open, meaning the expectant
parent can negotiate ongoing contact with her child -- including
pictures and meetings -- after the adoption placement.
Blacquiere asserts that abortion is never the only solution
to an unexpected pregnancy.