Reflect is the initiative of local churches working together to provide a free support service in North Yorkshire for anyone facing a Pregnancy Choice and for those struggling after experiencing Pregnancy Loss from whatever cause.
Our vision is to see anyone in North Yorkshire, enabled to make an informed decision about a pregnancy choice, without fear, pressure or judgment, and to support those who have been affected by pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion.
Motivated by Christian compassion, we desire to see people in this difficult situation supported through the decision-making process, whatever the outcome. We aim to raise awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy including parenting, abortion, adoption, miscarriage, and to support all those affected.
1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime, 1 in 4 early pregnancies end in miscarriage, and around 1 in 240 pregnancies end in stillbirth.
97% of abortions in 2016 were carried out solely to reduce the risk of harm to the well-being of the pregnant woman. However, the number of women seeking post-abortion support is rising.
Research shows a woman is best able to cope with an unintended pregnancy decision made free from pressure or fear. A woman (and her partner) are far more likely to cope with a decision that has not been rushed, knowing they have made a truly informed choice, even if it is difficult at the time.
We offer this time and space at Reflect, with non-judgemental support and information to help people make the decision best for them. We provide emotional and practical support whatever the outcome and aim to help all men and women access the services they need.