Heartbeat International’s Option Line is a unique service in pro-life ministry and advocacy: a 24/7, fully-staffed, bilingual contact center to which women facing an unexpected pregnancy can reach out for guidance and support.
In a press release this week, Heartbeat International announced that Option Line reached a very significant milestone, having served it 4-millionth client! It can only be imagined how many lives have been saved in the tireless work done to arrive at this incredible number!
In the press release, Option Line Director Nafisa Kennedy said:
The Option Line staff works hard to answer each of these contacts in a spirit of love and compassion. It is because of their dedication, which at times has required sacrifice, that our lines remain open 24/7. They are heroes, and these seemingly small interactions are momentous in the lives of the people they serve.
The 4-millionth client shows the international scope of the work being done at Option Line, as the release explains:
[She] was a woman in India who reached out to Option Line’s Live Chat for some general information about pregnancy early in the morning of August 24, 2020. She was routed to a seasoned consultant who has been working with Option Line since 2013 and who helped her sort through her concerns and find pregnancy help near her area via Heartbeat International’s Worldwide Directory of Pregnancy Help.
An equally powerful testament to the important work of Heartbeat International comes not from its supporters, but its detractors: the pro-abortion movement, including George Soros’ OpenDemocracy, has frequently singled out Heartbeat International as a threat to women’s “choice” to terminate their pregnancy, though really the work they do is informative, only telling women what abortion is all about and laying out their alternative options against the manipulative lies of pro-abortion activists and rapacious abortion providers. It is a badge of honor for Heartbeat which IOF, the publisher of iFamNews, proudly shares, being considered such a danger to the false narrative and mindset underlying the culture of death.
More information about Option Line can be found at their website, and the phone number of the helpline—which it may be well to jot down and have on hand should need of it ever arise for anyone with whom readers may come in contact—is 1-800-712-HELP.