In order to change hearts and save lives, we must first bring young people to the site. There is an enormous amount of information available on the internet. With over 16.7 million search results for the word abortion alone, finding StandUpGirl.com would be next to impossible if we were not able to advertise through search engines like Google and Bing.
On the site, young women are able to post questions in the forum and receive feedback from others who can relate to them right where they are. They are moderated closely to make sure the young women are not giving out contact information which could allow them to be contacted by strangers. We watch closely to make sure abortion is not being pushed as a “solution”. Eleven separate forum sub-categories exist: “Personal Experiences”, “Pregnancy Questions“, “Parent Talk“, “Complications During Pregnancy“, “I think I’m Pregnant, Now What?“, “After the Choice“, “Need Advice“, “A Guy Says“, “Parent Talk for Dads“, and site feedback.
The forum is very active, and posts are added several times a day. Visitors also send emails to the StandUpGirl’s, who respond to them daily. We also offer a chat room that is open weekly and monitored by our staff. This addition is becoming increasing popular, as young pregnant women are able to interact directly with the StandUpGirl’s and others who visit the site, and are provided with the knowledge, clarity, empowerment, and self-confidence needed to make decisions for life in “real-time.
The ultimate goal of StandUpGirl is to get the users in touch with a local Pregnancy Resource Center that can provide them with the personal interaction they need and a local support team. We currently refer our girls to www.OptionLine.org that offers 24 x 7 support along with an extensive worldwide contact list of Life Affirming Pregnancy Centers. Our recent endeavor with OptionLine has opened up a new source for girls requesting help”. In 2013, we added the option for young women to text PREGNANT to 313131 and they have available 24hr counseling support. During our first 3 weeks of trials, we had 45 girls come through StandUpGirl and text the support line. We are currently seeing almost 400 text conversations a month through this media. As technology changes and our users get more mobile, we will have to develop more innovative ways to stay where users can easily obtain access to our resources. We currently have an Android and iPhone App on the market for users to download which provides them access to our forums, videos, pregnancy symptoms, and support lines, including OptionLine.
We have StandUpGirl pages on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+ and tweet daily from our Twitter account.
We Approach With An Ad
Well, actually, it starts with a mother. A mother in a crisis pregnancy situation typically chooses between a birth or an abortion within 24 to 48 hours. This is why reaching these women during this crucial period of time is absolutely paramount. So, where does a woman, facing a crisis pregnancy, turn for answers? Simple: The Internet. So, this is right where StandUpGirl.com meets her. Our ads are specifically focused on women seeking abortions, and StandUpGirl.com offers these women hope by giving them a person to correspond with.
The Ad Becomes A Contact for Help
When a woman reaches out to our StandUpGirl.com team she is greeted by trained StandUpGirl team member where a dialogue takes place; a life saving dialogue. The trained StandUpGirl team member offer counseling and help these women choose life. You might try and imagine what these calls are like, and we would appreciate your prayers for our trained StandUpGirl team member. As their work is true human intervention; true front-line work. This part of StandUpGirl.com’s work is critical! We engage in more than 10,000 emails a year on average! On the call StandUpGirl.com offers an immediate referral for free medical services to the nearest pro-life pregnancy clinic.
The Contact Saves A Life
StandUpGirl.com is unique in that our mission is built around collaboration. Our symbiotic work with pregnancy centers is the cornerstone of StandUpGirl.com’s work. StandUpGirl.com offers free training for the pregnancy centers, and we work with them every single step of the way! Through this process, we have confirmed that this strategy has saved over 2,000 lives already!