Category Archives: pregnancy

Once a Teen Mom, This Woman is Helping Others “Silence the Noise” to Choose Life

Laurie Gaines (right) chose life for her daughter, Arica, and that "choice" changed the course of her life. Photo Courtesy: Laurie Gaines

By Karen Ingle Her daughter’s 40th birthday marked a significant milestone for Laurie Gaines, a photographer, pregnancy center advocate, pro-life-missionary and author-in-the-making based in Fairfield, Calif. On Sept. 1, 1977, Gaines first met Arica, the baby who

When a woman is facing a crisis pregnancy, “you can tell me anything” means everything

By Dave Andrusko A while ago we posted a story about an episode from season three of CBS’s Madam Secretary. It was based on a clip I’d see at Newsbusters from that episode. This past week my wife

Student pregnant in fresher’s week: “My daughter’s easily the best thing that’s ever happened to me”

An Oxford student has written in the Times about her experience of discovering she was pregnant in fresher’s week and of the challenges and joys of being a student mum. By Society for the Protection of Unborn

“I Chose Life and God Changed Mine”: One Woman’s Story of Finding Unexpected Joy in a Crisis Pregnancy

By Jay Hobbs Seven years ago this fall, Lauren Urrea felt her world was crashing into a million pieces as she faced the undeniable, yet somehow unbelievable, reality that she was pregnant. For the first time in

Mom who gave up chance to prolong her life dies two days after giving birth to daughter, Life Lynn

Carrie and Nick DeKlyen decided to have their sixth child even though it meant Carrie had to stop treatment for her brain cancer. (VIA FACEBOOK)

By Dave Andrusko Half-way through their compassionate and thoughtful story about the passing of a much beloved wife, mother, relative, and friend, the Detroit Free Press’ Ann Zaniewski and Elissa Robinson, wrote, “Nick and Carrie were married

Unexpectedly Pregnant later in life

By Dave Andrusko I had coffee this morning with my pastor. I got to Panera’s a little early and as I always do when I have a spare minute, I checked my tweets which roll in like

“This is exasperating”: young boy’s hilarious response when he learns mom is pregnant

By Dave Andrusko Note. This first ran the day before my family went on vacation a few years back. Of the thousands of posts I’ve written over the years, this is among my very, very favorite. I

“One says Mom and one says Dad”

By Dave Andrusko We were at our adult daughters’ soccer game last night and since it is such hard work to watch them run pell-mell for 50 minutes, I thought I’d get myself a drink from the

Supporting a Friend When She’s Unexpectedly Expecting

Editor’s note. This appeared in Life Issues Forum and is reposted with permission. I had been brought up to believe that life is always a gift, but it certainly didn’t feel like one when I gazed in shock

Supporting a Friend When She’s Unexpectedly Expecting

Editor’s note. This appeared this month in Life Issues Forum and is reposted with permission. I had been brought up to believe that life is always a gift, but it certainly didn’t feel like one when I gazed

The importance of “you can tell me anything” when a woman is facing a crisis pregnancy

By Dave Andrusko On Monday we reposted a terrific story that appeared at Newsbusters– “CBS’s ‘Madam Secretary’ Surprises With Pro-Life, Pro-Motherhood Message.” Dawn Slusher did a wonderful job in talking about the May 7 episode, “The Seventh Floor.” I

“Every time we hit a bump in the road, God was there”

By Dave Andrusko We do our fair share of work to figure out who our readership consists of. There are many, many young people (more females than males, BTW) but also a lot of readers of an