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Plans are moving apace to open the country’s first ever Crisis Pregnancy Centre in February of next year.
The Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM) is responsible for building this centre.
CARIFAM was founded by former Human Service and Health Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun.
Flood-Beaubrun had left the then St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government over her non-support for the legalization of abortion on the island.
The centre will offer help to women facing unplanned or crisis pregnancies and who are hurting from past abortion experiences or from pregnancy loss due to miscarriage or still birth.
The centre will also provide equipment and baby supplies, free counselling and pregnancy testing, free ultrasound services, 24 hour telephone counselling and temporary housing.
Representatives from Heartbeat International and OptionLine are expected here in January, 2016. They are to provide training to at least 30 volunteers, who will assist females making use of the centre.
Crisis pregnancy advice and support services are not currently available in Saint Lucia.