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Gary Kubalak, Published March 07 2010

FirstChoice offers excellent options

I recently attended the annual fundraiser for FirstChoice Clinic, a nonprofit clinic based in Fargo that provides education and health care services, free of charge, to anyone facing an unintended pregnancy.

Along with more than 800 other people, I had the privilege of listening to a brave young woman tell her story about how she found herself in just this situation. She described her confusion, despair and shame and that she considered having an abortion as the solution to her predicament. Instead she went to FirstChoice Clinic, was treated with care and understanding and eventually gave birth to a son, whom she now couldn’t imagine her life without. When she finished speaking, she received a standing ovation.

For anyone reading this who knows someone, or who knows someone who knows someone, who is facing an un-intended pregnancy and may be considering abortion, tell them there is another option; tell them about FirstChoice Clinic. Their services are free, they will be treated with compassion and they have nothing to lose by going there. Whatever decision they make will change their life. Make sure they know abortion is not the only solution. There is another choice.