Birthright of Jefferson City

Birthright has been providing love, support and hope to women facing unplanned pregnancies for over 45 years. We operate nearly 300 locations, and have a 24/7 toll-free Helpline so help is only a phone call away.


Birthright of Jefferson City

Chapter Information

Helpline (Toll Free)



1006 E. High St. , Apt. 2

Jeferson City, Missouri 65101

United States

Phone: 573-635-8822

Monday: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 3 p.m.

Information on:

  • All services at no Cost
  • Completely confidential help
  • Friendship and emotional support
  • Free pregnancy tests
  • Medical referrals
  • Legal referrals
  • Educational assistance and referrals
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Baby clothes and supplies
  • Housing referrals
  • Referrals to social agencies
  • Referrals for professional counseling
    • Prenatal development
    • Job search/career development
    • Adoption Information
    • Pregnancy & childbirth
    • Child care options
    • Child safety issues
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Welcome to Birthright of Jefferson City

fAt Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming and often scary situation. However, we also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright services are always free, non-judgmental and confidential. We can also provide information, referrals, and resources to help the woman help herself. Birthright is unique, and available 24/7 through our toll-free helpline. Birthright is not involved in any religious movements, political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.


             Jean Wankum, Director                    Karen Dunkle, Co-Director
             Eileen Plassmeyer, Secretary           Harold Buehler, Treasurer

Other Board Members:

             Dorothy Veit                                   Nancy Dubbert
             Michelle Caywood                           Stephana Landwehr
             Peggy Hronick




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FALL 2017 - Dear Friends of Birthright,

Dear Friends of Birthright, In our Spring/Summer newsletter we expressed concerns about a Federal judge’s ruling which blocked portions of Missouri law that required abortion facilities to meet certain health and safety requirements. Now this same court has issued orders requiring Missouri to issue licenses to more abortion clinics in the state. Planned Parenthood has subsequently reopened their Kansas City and Columbia abortion facilities. They will perform surgical and chemical abortions. Not every woman who comes to Birthright is considering an abortion. A woman may be content with the prospect of having a baby, but her personal situation—lack of funds, housing, and family support may weigh heavily in her decision to continue her pregnancy. She is not “abortion minded” but she still may be “abortion vulnerable”. In the process of addressing her challenges she may feel overwhelmed and resort to thinking of abortion as her only option. The easy availability of local abortion clinics makes this choice for life even more at risk. This is why one of the most important services we provide is our commitment to following up with our moms. A woman may leave Birthright content with her positive pregnancy test but her contentment may evaporate when she shares her news and gets negative reactions and pressure to abort. With her permission we keep in touch with her throughout her pregnancy to ensure she knows that she has someone in her corner. Someone who is willing to help her stand firm in her choice for life. As always, we ask you to pray for our moms and our volunteers. They all need wisdom and the strength of the Holy Spirit to guide them.
Sincerely yours for Life - Jean Wankum, Director



Birthright is a non-profit charitable organization that has been providing love and support for over 45 years to women facing unplanned pregnancies. We have chapters across Canada, the United States, and Africa, as well as a 24/7 North American toll-free Helpline. Birthright is supported by devoted volunteers and private donations.

Helpline: 1.800.550.4900