Purpose

The Problem
The United States is one of four nations where a woman can get an abortion through all nine months of pregnancy for any reason. Annually since 1973, more than one million legal abortions have been performed in the U.S. alone (approximately 60 million). Most, if not all, of the men and women served at Resource Health have never known a time when abortion on demand was not legal. They have been, for the most part, indoctrinated into a world view that has taught them about the “quality” of human life as opposed to the “sanctity” of human life. The quality of human life philosophy teaches that human life has relative value based on the quality of life that an unborn person might have. This includes possible birth defects, potential genetic developments or even the risk of living in poverty. It can also include the impact on the future quality of life for the mother and father, including career opportunities and educational advancements. The sanctity of human life philosophy teaches that EVERY life is valuable, no matter what potential impacts there might be on the quality of that life.

It should not be a surprise to us that in the greater Kansas City area an estimated 9,000 abortions are performed annually. When we think from a quality of life worldview it’s not uncharacteristic that 86% of the women having abortions are single, 60% are women in their 20’s, 59% are women who already have children and 49% live below the federal poverty level.

Each year, a broad cross section of U.S. women obtain abortions. The Guttmacher Institute reports that nearly:

  • 60% of women having abortions are in their 20s
  • 59% had one or more children
  • 86% were unmarried
  • 75% were economically disadvantaged
  • 62% reported a religious affiliation
For those who enter our doors, to suddenly be confronted from a sanctity of life philosophy can be very confusing. We must learn to speak with an understanding of their ingrained and often deeply held beliefs. The work we do at Resource Health must come from a motivation of love for the mother, the father and the child. Each one is created by God and in need of ministry and encouragement.
The Problem
The United States is one of four nations where a woman can get an abortion through all nine months of pregnancy for any reason. Annually since 1973, more than one million legal abortions have been performed in the U.S. alone (approximately 60 million). Most, if not all, of the men and women served at Resource Health have never known a time when abortion on demand was not legal. They have been, for the most part, indoctrinated into a world view that has taught them about the “quality” of human life as opposed to the “sanctity” of human life. The quality of human life philosophy teaches that human life has relative value based on the quality of life that an unborn person might have. This includes possible birth defects, potential genetic developments or even the risk of living in poverty. It can also include the impact on the future quality of life for the mother and father, including career opportunities and educational advancements. The sanctity of human life philosophy teaches that EVERY life is valuable, no matter what potential impacts there might be on the quality of that life.

It should not be a surprise to us that in Greater Kansas City area an estimated 9,000 abortions are performed annually. When we think from a quality of life worldview it’s not uncharacteristic that 86% of the women having abortions are single, 60% are women in their 20’s, 59% are women who already have children and 49% live below the federal poverty level.

For those who enter our doors, to suddenly be confronted from a sanctity of life philosophy can be very confusing. We must learn to speak with an understanding of their ingrained and often deeply held beliefs. The work we do at Resource Health must come from a motivation of love for the mother, the father and the child. Each one is created by God and in need of ministry and encouragement.

Each year, a broad cross section of U.S. women obtain abortions. The Guttmacher Institute reports that nearly:

  • 60% of women having abortions are in their 20s
  • 59% had one or more children
  • 86% were unmarried
  • 75% were economically disadvantaged
  • 62% reported a religious affiliation
The Solution
Our Biblical mandate (Proverbs 24:11) to “Rescue those who are being led away to death and hold back those staggering to slaughter” (in our application, the unborn) also implies the responsibility to minister to the needs of the Mother and Father of the baby, by “holding them back.” We value their lives as equal to the life of their child. The goal of the services we offer is to humbly meet Mom and Dad at their point of need and then minister to them with a servant’s heart. We strive to keep this in mind in all aspects of our services. Our role is to provide accurate, fact-based information with compassion, while leaving the outcome in God’s hands.
  1. Reach Clients (male and female) Through Online Platforms

When a young woman or man is searching the internet for solutions for an unplanned pregnancy, Resource Health aims to be the first choice they find. In 2017, 94% of Resource Health clients came to us through an internet search that resulted in an on-line appointment being made.

An integral part of the solution to ending abortion in Kansas City is to provide internet awareness through Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO works by identifying key words and video content on all platforms (Resource Health client website, google maps, and search engines). This strategy provides abortion-vulnerable clients with the opportunity to find Resource Health before an abortion provider. To help those at risk for choosing abortion find Resource Health first, click here and make a donation today.

  1. Physical Locations
Our four pregnancy locations are strategically placed across Kansas City:

All of our centers are equipped to meet young men and women who believe they may be facing an unplanned pregnancy by offering the following life affirming services.

 
  1. Ultrasounds

If a woman considering abortion sees her baby though an ultrasound scan at Resource Health, she will choose life over 80% of the time. Ultrasound provides the critical first meeting between mother, dad and baby. It gives the baby a chance to audition for its life, as the tiny body is displayed on the screen and the tiny heartbeat is seen.

To provide one ultrasound for a woman considering abortion costs Resource Health approximately $100. If you’d like to provide one or more ultrasounds please click here to introduce one mother and dad to their child.

  1. Education

Once the choice for life is made there is still a lot for mom and dad to learn. Our 20-week education program provides 10 classroom sessions on topics of prenatal care, basic infant care, shaken baby syndrome, stress relieving tools and much more. Additionally, 10 case management appointments are offered to find assistance with practical and spiritual needs. $500 will defray the cost of our education program for one mom and dad. Click here to give to help equip mom and dad for parenthood.

  1. Fatherhood

Statistics show that 89% of the time a woman will choose life for her child if the father of the baby is supportive. At Resource Health, we strive to help each father we serve find his voice and embrace their role as the baby’s dad. To help this new program grow with your donation, click here.

  1. Volunteering

Nearly 200 volunteers serve annually at our 4 locations. Together they donate an estimated 18,000 hours of time to meet with clients, assist in our education program and help with operational tasks. We couldn’t do what we do without them! Click here to learn more about how you can join our volunteer team.