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Alternatives to Abortion Program

About the Program

The Alternatives to Abortion Program was established in 2007 through Section 188.325 RSMo.  The program is designed to assist women in carrying their unborn child to term instead of having an abortion, and to assist them in caring for their child or placing their child for adoption.  Services are available during pregnancy and for one year following birth.

Goals of the program


  • Prenatal care
  • Medical and mental health care
  • Parenting skills education
  • Drug and alcohol testing and treatment
  • Newborn and infant care
  • Child care
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Educational services
  • Food, clothing and supplies related to pregnancy, newborn care and parenting
  • Adoption assistance
  • Job training and placement
  • Establishing and promoting responsible paternity
  • Ultrasound services
  • Case management
  • Domestic abuse protection
  • Transportation


The Alternatives to Abortion Program is available to women who are Missouri residents and who:

  • Are at or below 200 percent of federal poverty level based on the client or family income; and
  • Are choosing to carry their child to term instead of having an abortion


Services are provided at no cost to participants meeting the eligibility requirements outlined in the section above.

Where to Go for Help?

Select a county from the drop down box or click on a county on the map to view organizations providing alternatives to abortion services.

Choose a county


A new pamphlet was created in June 2013 as part of the Alternatives to Abortion Awareness Program in statute 188.335. Printed copies of the Alternatives to Abortion pamphlet can be requested by calling the Office of Administration at (573) 751-1851.


Alternatives to Abortion Program
Office of Administration
P.O. Box 809
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-1851

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