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BIRTHRIGHT IS HERE TO HELP
If you are pregnant or think you might be and don’t know what to do, let us help. We know that you are at a crucial time in your life. A time of decisions. A time when you must make choices that will have a major effect on the rest of your life. We also know that you need help. Birthright is help when you need it. Loving, understanding and confidential help. Help in making decisions that are right for you and your baby. If you have children newborn to pre-school age we can support you as well.
Birthright Lake, Inc. offers free, non-judgmental, confidential help and guidance to pregnant women and families, with babies and small children, who are struggling due to personal and/or financial difficulties. We are dedicated to helping through tangible, positive and loving support.
BIRTHRIGHT LAKE, INC.
Incorporated in 1972, Birthright Lake, Inc. is a chapter of Birthright International. Birthright’s philosophy of offering free, non-judgmental, confidential help to pregnant girls and women by an understanding staff and volunteers is the essence of our service. Committed to the spirit of nurturing life, Birthright is dedicated to helping the pregnant woman through tangible, positive and loving support.
THE STORY OF BIRTHRIGHT INTERNATIONAL
Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service, founded in February 1968, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Mrs. Louise Summerhill. Mrs. Summerhill’s response to the suffering and despair of the pregnant women led to the establishment of Birthright. In Louise Summerhill’s own words: “…We give help, no matter what stage of pregnancy the girl finds herself. We are an emergency pregnancy service and we help every pregnant girl who calls us. The fact is no matter who is on the other end of the telephone line, if that person is in need, we give help.” “…Our immediate aim, therefore, is to understand and make known in our community our basic philosophy, that every girl or woman who becomes pregnant, whether she is married or single, has the right to give birth and to be given the help to carry the child to term. In order to do this, we must take a personal interest in her well being and have an appreciation of her specific needs and make an appropriate use of our community resources to help resolve her difficulties.”
I was a 19 yr old single girl thinking I might be pregnant, not knowing what to do. I heard of “Birthright”. I went to see them and they were the best thing I could have done. They helped me with Doctors and Social Services appointments, rides supplies anything I needed and they would help me get it. They helped and wanted nothing in return. I now have a 46 year old son that I couldn’t imagine life without.
Becky- Client 46 years ago.