You are pregnant. You may be feeling emotional, angry, distressed. Or you may be feeling excited, hopeful, nervous…

Will he support me? Will he leave me? You are worried about what your boyfriend or husband will think. You are worried about what your friends will think. You are worried about what your family will think.

You are not alone. Millions of women and girls have been in your situation before. When you are pregnant, it is important to have information.  Iowa Right to Life has provided it here.

Where Can I Go?

Find information on where you can get a free and confidential pregnancy testing, counseling, health care and access to all of the resources available to you in our Pregnancy Centers section.


What Are My Options?

You may feel like you need to do something–and fast. But you need to have all the information available to you, in order to make an informed decision. Find it here in our Options section.

What Does My Baby Look Like?

Fingers and toes by the second month? Find out what is happening with your baby as they develop inside of you in our Fetal Development section.

How Can I Tell Them?

If you need to get advice for how to tell your parents and other issues facing pregnant women in our For Pregnant Women section.

I Can’t Do This

Iowa’s Safe Haven Laws allow you to drop off your baby at an approved health care facility – NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Learn more about it in our Safe Havens Law section.


You might feel alone, but you’re not. There are plenty of women who have been through this before. Read some of their stories in our Testimonials section.

You Are Going To Be Alright

No matter what you have been through or where you have been, there are people, resources and financial support.

You are pregnant. And you are going to be alright.

  • Abortion

    Women have a right to the truth. Iowa Right to Life has compiled resources below, so you can have all the facts. You owe it to yourself to get the full picture, before having an abortion. Methods of Abortion and Risks Common complications from abortion include hemorrhaging, perforation of the uterus, lacerations of the cervix, […]

  • Adoption

    The gift of life is a gift of love. If you are pregnant and feel like you are not ready to care for a child, you have a unique opportunity to give the gift of life to a couple not able to have a child on their own. What is adoption? Adoption is a legal […]

  • Adoption Agencies

    If you are pregnant and feel like you are not ready to care for a child, you have a unique opportunity to give the gift of life to a couple not able to have a child on their own. Adoption Agencies: Bethany Christian Services Lutheran Family Service Want to Know More? What is Adoption? What […]

  • Fetal Development

    What is happening with your baby as he/she develops inside of you? Let our own Baby “Iowa” walk you through all nine months of development. Month 1 (Weeks 1-4): Hello world! I’m here! I may look tiny, but just wait. By the end of the month, I will be ten thousand times larger than when I was […]

  • For Pregnant Teens

    How To Tell Your Parents You are pregnant. You never meant for this to happen. You need to tell your parents. But you are terrified of their reaction. Will they be angry? Will they be disappointed? Will they throw you out of the house? Your parents’ reaction may not be as bad as you think. One teen mother that spoke to Iowa […]

  • Options

    “How did I get into this situation and what is the fastest way I can get out of it?” Some people will pressure you into making a rushed decision, but too often at Iowa Right to Life, we hear from women who have had abortions who say, “Nobody told me…” or “If I had only […]

  • Pregnancy Centers

    Pregnancy Resource Centers You think you might be pregnant. Now what? First you need confirmation. Then you need information on the options and resources available to you. The pregnancy resource centers below are a good place to start. Agape Pregnancy Center 2550 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines, Iowa 50310 Contact Information: (515) 255-0243 […]

  • Safe Haven Laws

    If you have a newborn baby and believe you cannot take care of him/her, you can drop him/her off at a health care facility under Iowa’s Safe Haven Law – NO QUESTIONS ASKED. As long as you turn the baby over to an approved health care facility and let a person on duty know that the […]

  • Testimonies

    Jenny’s Story “PLANNED PARENTHOOD LIES. I used to be pro-choice, until I suffered the consequences and realized that it’s actually a poor choice. I was lied to and I believed that abortion was completely safe, that it was safer than giving birth to a baby at nine months.” more….   Luana’s Story Abortion didn’t solve […]