Real Alternatives, accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of
Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) with the Seal of Excellence, provides a
variety of supportive services to pregnant women. Services focus on
supporting women throughout their pregnancy and helping them learn about
alternatives to abortion. Since its establishment in 1996, Real
Alternatives has served over 260,000 women, with approximately 66
percent of pregnant women choosing abortion alternatives. According to a
2013 report, the organization’s services to women contributed to a drop
in Pennsylvania abortion rates by 7.3 percent. Services
provided by the organization include access to counseling groups,
parenting classes, resources for infant care, and women’s legal rights.
Pregnant women can also receive help with informing family members and
boyfriends about their pregnancy; locating agencies for food, medical
care, and financial help; and obtaining necessary infant care supplies.