- Written by Alpha Center Alpha Center
- Created: May 05 2022 May 05 2022
The Alpha Center is a nonprofit Christian Medical Clinic in the heart of Fort Collins and takes pride in providing compassionate, exceptional medical care to those in need of a pregnancy test, options education, STD screening, professional relationship counseling and sexual health education. The Alpha Center does not provide nor refer for abortions. All services are offered at no cost, thanks to the generous support of many individuals, businesses and churches in our community.
Each month, Alpha Center will share a (anonymized) client’s story with us so we can see the impact made by our support.
Nicole (in her 30s) found us on Google and already had an appointment with Planned Parenthood to have an abortion due to a medical condition. She decided to call us, feeling emotional about the decision because she didn't want to have the abortion but felt like it was her only option. During the call, our scheduler was able to explain the pre-abortion screening process and why it's important to check on the viability and gestational age of the pregnancy - it could reveal that an abortion wasn't actually needed as 1 in 3 pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Empowered with that information, Nicole decided to schedule her appointment. When our nurse performed the ultrasound, it was determined that the pregnancy was not progressing as it should and that a miscarriage was likely. She found great relief in this information and when we scheduled an appointment for the upcoming week to check on the pregnancy's progress. When our Follow Up Coordinator called her later that week, she shared that she was indeed having a miscarriage and she canceled both her repeat appointment with us and her abortion. Nicole's story demonstrates how a pre-abortion screening can save our patients' potential future guilt or grief by preventing an abortion that was not needed.
We were also able to give her the information for our counselor to help her process everything that has happened in the past few weeks.
The Board of Human Needs finds opportunities for the members of Saint John’s to provide a Christian witness by helping people in the community struggling with daily necessities.