A4. Patient Well-Being
In all aspects of our services, we seek the well-being of our patient. Our patient is not a transaction and she is not a decision. She is a person. She has values, plans, friends, family, fears, a personality, hopes and dreams.
We understand that people of goodwill are on both sides of the political aisle in the debates about unintended pregnancies. We also recognize that people on both sides of the issue have concerns on their mind that are paramount. For life affirming advocates it is the life of the unborn child. For pro-choice advocates it is the respect and dignity of the woman. Support Circle invites people of goodwill on both sides into something greater: being generous in giving time, space and support to the woman who is at the center of the debate… the woman in an unintended pregnancy. And we operate with an ethic of deference so that it does not violate those paramount concerns. This means that Support Circle does not perform or refer for abortion, and at the same time we honor women as decision-makers and do not pressure or manipulate patients. All services are completely confidential.
Support Circle does not engage in political activity. Our focus is on direct services to patients, providing high-quality medical care, emotional support and practical care.
Half of all pregnancies in America are unplanned. Many of these women are unsure of what to do. With the incidence of unplanned pregnancy that high, our patient is figuratively and literally our sister, our daughter, our friend. For this reason, Support Circle is committed to the utmost quality in our services, a place where we would be comfortable bringing our own sister, daughter or friend.