The to provide help for women that are pregnant

The Pregnancy
Resource Clinic is a non-profit organization that started in 1984. The clinic’s
main focus is to provide help for women that are pregnant and guide them through
the path they have chosen. Along with that they also offer men and women
knowledge and guidance (Pregnancy Resource Clinic). This is located at South
Pugh Street, State College PA. The clinic consists of a registered nurse and an
ultrasound technician. “Walking through a life-altering decision is not easy,
but it is why we exist” (Pregnancy Resource Clinic). The 3 grounds they cover
with their clients is parenting, adoption, and abortion. They want to be there
for their clients so they make an informed decision, about this life altering
situation. The location of the clinic increases the likelihood of most of the
clients being college students, so the support and guidance is exactly what
they need. Along with support and knowledge the clients are also offered
services like pregnancy tests, condoms, STI tests, and ultrasounds (Pregnancy
Resource Clinic).

            When I first heard of the Pregnancy
Resource Clinic I was pretty intrigued. I first heard about the clinic when I
was in BBH 316 class where the lady came in to tell us what the clinic was and
the services they provided. I was actually left wondering many questions one
specifically being where does their funding come from because the clinic does
not charge its clients for anything. So how are basic costs covered? This
assignment would give me more knowledge on inside details of the clinic like
its funding. Another question I had was what makes the Pregnancy Resource
Clinic different from other pregnancy clinics like the Planned Parenthood
clinic. I hope to understand more in the depth what the clinic is, how it
functions, and who funds it. I actually have done a lot of research on Planned
Parenthood when I was in high school. I did my senior paper and senior
presentation on pregnancy and the 3 most common courses chosen by couples
expecting. I have the background knowledge but I hope to gain more in-depth
knowledge during the course of this class.

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            I think the biggest assumption with
this subculture is that it is a controversial issue in the media. Although the
Pregnancy Resource Clinic does not promote abortion they do support the client
if they choose to get an abortion. This could backfire with all the people that
are prolife and then people start to make assumptions that the clinic is
promoting abortions. A lot of people believe that clinics like this are made to
push their views onto their clients whether they are pro- life or pro-choice.
If you look on the website for the clinic is states in bold “we do not offer,
recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but we are committed to
offering accurate information”.

            An issue I
expect to face in this subculture is the private setting of the clinic. The
clinic probably has to follow a set of rules for confidentiality which would
limit what I can know. The clients in the clinic expect their full privacy so
therefore I will not be allowed to talk to the patients, get their input on the
clinic, or involve them in my paper. The people working in the clinic are there
on volunteer basis so there could be a chance that the same people are not
there every time I go to the clinic. Having different volunteers each time I go
to the clinic can make it hard to get consistent information.

            The key
informants for my paper will most likely be the staff at the clinic, whether it
is the director, assistant director, development director, registered nurse, or
ultrasound technician. Anyone one on the staff would be an excellent source for
my paper. If I get lucky I may even be able to talk to a few clients if they
are open to the idea of me interviewing them with obviously keeping their privacy
into consideration.

            My first
encounter in the clinic was when I went to speak to someone about permission to
do my paper on the Pregnancy Resource Clinic. The director was not there but I
spoke to someone in the clinic and they were very polite and willing to help.
She was an office assistant so she didn’t have the authority to make a decision
however, she gave me the email of the director. There were no clients there
because it was just about closing time but the staff there was very welcoming.