The Bridge to Life – Helping Women & Babies since 1992

November 18, 2019 — Regardless of whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, The Bridge to Life is a god-sent organization for single mothers in New York City who have no support but choose to birth their unborn child over having an abortion.

Rather than focusing on ideological battles, The Bridge to Life focuses on how they can get needed resources into the hands of resource-strapped expectant mothers. They fill a gap by offering options to women who have no options. The Bridge to Life provides breast pumps, baby clothes, toys, bottles, diapers, counseling and much more to women who decide to become mothers rather than have an abortion.

If you are pro-life, then you are certainly impressed with this organization and its mandate.

If you are pro-choice, then you are certainly interested in women having as many options available to them as possible.

Visit their website and if you can please make a donation. There are other pregnancy care centers in New York City that assist pregnant women who have very few options but want to keep their baby that include The Bridge to Life, Expectant Mother Care, Life Center of New York, and Boro Pregnancy CC. To find out more about The Bridge to Life and to get the locations of each of these care centers watch the Youtube video linked below:


The Bridge to Life, Inc. began as a dream of our founder, Eleanor Ruder. She became a single mother after receiving a “Dear Jane” letter from her husband in Korea. Working full-time and with the help from her parents, she successfully raised two daughters, but she realized that not all mothers were as fortunate. Eleanor made a promise to herself that when she retired, if she were able she would open a pregnancy help center to help women that did not have the same support she did.

In 1992, she fulfilled that promise. She retired from her career in banking and started The Bridge to Life. Bridge has flourished through its over twenty-five year history, serving thousands of women and children each year from all five boroughs of New York City.

We aim to be the bridge that helps mothers provide for their children. We provide self-administered pregnancy tests, multilingual counseling and referrals for free ultrasounds, support groups and housing. Through our material assistance program we are able to provide tangible support to expecting women and couples. By providing families with much needed items, we are able to eliminate some of their financial strain and empowering them to be able to choose life for their baby.

Our goals here at Bridge are clear. We must help women choose life, and we must continue to fulfill Eleanor’s dream each time a mother walks through our doors. With the help of our supporters, we have and will continue to fulfill this mission.