To the Editor:

When a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy many parties take an interest and offer her advice. Some go further than simply offering advice. As a Board Member at Options Now in Godfrey, I have discovered that it is often the men that bring the most pressure on a mother to end the life of an unborn child. Reasons for these pressures run the gambit, depending on the circumstances of each unique situation.


On July 14, news trickled out of a recording of the Senior Director of Medical Services with Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortion in the United States, discussing ad nauseam techniques used to secure the maximum number of useable organs from a partially birthed baby to be “donated” at certain recoverable prices.

This exchange of money for baby organs reminds me of the stories of back room organ profit centers in third world countries, and calls into question Planned Parenthood’s stated motives. Even if it is found that Planned Parenthood is not technically doing anything illegal, it is highly unethical and morally reprehensible for them to expose women to greater risk during an abortion in order to better achieve their goal of harvesting intake body parts, which they clearly admit to in the video.

If you are a pregnant woman experiencing some of these pressures, you need to know that you are not alone. Options Now provides evidence based education and medical care so you can make an informed decision without any pressure or judgment. If you don’t feel right about some of the advice you are receiving and want a safe, confidential place to weigh out all of your options, then please know that you can start right here in the Riverbend by contacting Options Now in Godfrey at 618-467-2857 or at

Jeremy Plank

Board Member, Options Now

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