Has an unplanned pregnancy left you overwhelmed and confused about the future? Maybe you’re in the middle of school or a big career move, and the thought of raising a child seems overwhelming.

If you’re in your second trimester of pregnancy (weeks 13 through 27) and wondering what options are available, read on. Or, if you want to talk to someone about your pregnancy options or learn about free resources, contact Pregnancy Help Center to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

Missouri Abortion Laws

Wondering if abortion is an option for your pregnancy? If you live in Missouri, the answer is likely no. When Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022, states across the country began to update and review their abortion laws. 

The state of Missouri passed the Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act in 2019, and it came into full effect with the removal of Roe v. Wade. This act prohibits any abortion, with the only exception being a medical emergency for the life of the mother. 

What Are My Options?

With abortion off the table, women still have two viable options to consider: adoption and parenting. 


Choosing adoption has many benefits for the birth mother. Adoption allows women to continue the life they planned after their pregnancy has come to term. In working with an adoption agency, birth mothers will also receive financial support to help offset the costs of carrying a pregnancy to term. 

However, one of the most rewarding parts of adoption is knowing you’ve chosen a life of love and stability for your child. 


Most parents would agree that stepping into the role of caretaker is initially overwhelming. However, with the proper education and support, choosing to parent can be the most rewarding decision of your life. 

Looking Ahead 

The choices you make today can significantly impact your future. If you’d like to learn more about adoption or parenting, schedule an appointment at Pregnancy Help Center.

Our center provides the medical care and support you need to make it through an unplanned pregnancy. Call us at 314.894.9800 today and let us know how we can help you.