Why Efrat has been called: "The Real Pro-Choice Organization"
Of the close to 1,000 women who undergo an abortion in Israel
every week there are hundreds whose first choice is to have their
babies, but due to financial or social pressures they feel they have
no choice but to terminate their pregnancies. Efrat was founded
in 1977 precisely to reach out to these women in their hour
of need. By offering a package of support described above Efrat
gives the economic confidence to over 3,000 women every year to
achieve their first choice- to have their babies.
Dr. Eli Schussheim, a well-known surgeon in Israel who is the Director of Efrat and runs the organization on a voluntary basis, is fond of saying:
"In the over 25,000 cases EFRAT has supported over the
past 30 years, I have yet to meet the first mother who told me
she is sorry to have her child alive and well in her home."