Life Trends Report

Life Trends 2022 CoverHeartbeat International and its network of more than 3,000 pregnancy help locations worldwide work tirelessly to provide hope and help to women and families experiencing unexpected pregnancies. From this network of care, we can discover and evaluate trends within the movement as a whole and use them to inform and encourage others on the work accomplished.

The Life Trends Report exists to provide a snapshot of life-affirming pregnancy help. Having an awareness of the trends within the pregnancy
help movement creates a better understanding as the culture changes and shifts over time.

The information within can be used to better understand the services our clients seek, while providing key information to share publicly about the good work and positive impact of pregnancy help.

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Findings from the Report:
  • 1,371,923 total in-person client visits to affiliated pregnancy help organizations in 2021
  • 1,977,509 people now have access to pregnancy help through Heartbeat's Pregnancy Center Life Launch program
  • 173% increase in abortion pill reversal starts since 2019
  • Of the over 7,000 life-affirming service providers in the world, 43% are affiliated with Heartbeat International
  • Less than a dozen countries in the world besides the U.S. allow abortion without any restrictions after 15 weeks
  • 49% of Texas pregnancy centers reported an increase of clients after the "Heartbeat Law" was enacted

Our affiliate pregnancy help centers (PHCs) offer a broad range of services from abstinence education and STD testing/treatment, to Abortion Pill Rescue and parenting classes.

  • 71% provide Abortion Recovery services.
  • 11% are part of the Abortion Pill Rescue Network.
  • 72% provide ultrasound.
  • 57% provide incentive programs for clients.
  • 28% provide STD Testing.
  • 80% of women considering an abortion choose life when they see an ultrasound.

Abortion Trend: Chemical Abortion

Chemical abortions have been increasingly preferred by abortion providers for years. 54% of all abortions are now performed through the abortion pill. 

Life Trend: Abortion Pill Reversal

Heartbeat's Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) connects women who regret taking the first dose of the abortion pill regimen to a network of medical professionals trained to administer the reversal protocol.

  • 3,000+ lives have been saved since 2012, according to statistics
  • 1,091 lives were saved in 2020 through APR
  • 150 women on average start the abortion pill reversal process each month
  • Women in all 50 states and 65 countries contacted APRN in 2021
  • 75% of women who seek reversal do so within 24 hours of taking the abortion pill
  • 173% increase in reversal starts from 2019 to 2021

Life Trend: Option Line

Option Line's 24/7 pregnancy helpline is a resource that proved critically important in 2021, as many pregnancy centers were able to forward all phone calls to Option Line when they were forced to temporarily close their doors due to continued waves of COVID-19. 

  • 52% of contact via phone
  • 30% of contact via chat
  • 14% use a self-service locator
  • Option Line connects someone to life-saving help every 88 seconds
  • More than 5 million women and men have contacted Option Line since 2003

 

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