When you need us,
we'll be Right By You.
Right By You exists to help young people in Missouri understand all of their pregnancy options and the help available to support you no matter what decision you make. Right By You is committed to providing accurate, non-judgmental information on accessing abortion care, pregnancy and birth care, and parenting and adoption resources. We also provide information about accessing contraception, avoiding pregnancy and dealing with pregnancy scares.
Our text line volunteers respond with compassion and validation to provide the information you seek to make the decision that is right for you. The text line is free, anonymous and confidential.
We respond to texts live on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-8:00pm, and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00-6:00pm. If you text us outside that time, we'll send you our live hours, along with links to some helpful information. During our next live hours, a text line volunteer will see that you have texted, and will respond to you then.
Young Missourians who have tried out the text line say:
“Everything was very well laid out and explained.”
- Ava, Youth Panel Participant
“The information was backed up with simpler terms. If there were statistics or a large amount of information presented, it was followed up with 'what this means is... do you understand?'”
- Taylor, Youth Panel Participant
“It wasn’t intimidating or filled with assumptions."
- Jasmine, Youth Panel Participant