Growing pregnancy services in Ohio cities offer restoration and hope

By Kim Hayes Restoration. God specializes in it. Stories of restoration draw us in because hope and God’s faithfulness takes center stage. Akron Pregnancy Services (APS) and its current executive director, Janet Paul, have and continue to experience the blessing of God’s restoration. In 1999 when Paul joined the board of APS, following her husband’s service …

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Pregnancy help director “driven” by abortion experience to serve women facing unplanned pregnancy

By Gayle Irwin Karla Raab views the work she and her fellow pregnancy center staff do to help women facing an unplanned pregnancy as critical. Raab takes her personal experience and applies it when serving these women at life-changing crossroads in their decision-making. “I am post-abortive,” said Raab, Client Services Director for Pregnancy Care Center …

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It’s Pregnancy Help Centers Appreciation Week!

By Allie Frazier, Director of Communications, Ohio Right to Life In the battle for life, few people impact their communities for life more than those in the Pregnancy Help Movement. From offering services like free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and STD testing to providing material support like cribs and diapers, Pregnancy Centers meet vulnerable women where …

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REPORT: U.S. pro-life pregnancy centers assist nearly 2 million with essential services in 2019

Study gives emphasis to abundance of care for women and families By Lisa Bourne Pregnancy help centers in the United States served scores of people in need last year, according to a new report, providing hundreds of millions of dollars in essential medical, education and support services – doing so frequently at no charge. The extensive …

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A “great day” for new pregnancy center to take on Planned Parenthood

By Lisa Bourne  Another pregnancy center powered by Heartbeat International’s life-giving pregnancy help start-up program is ready to offer women a choice – right next door to Planned Parenthood. Napa Women’s Center in Napa, California, is set to open its doors to clients on November 23 after holding its opening ceremony last month.   Shawn Carney, …

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Empowering the Choice of Life: Pregnancy Centers in Virginia and Nationwide Deserve Recognition, Respect

By Olivia Aveni Briscoe The pregnancy center community is one of the most essential aspects of the pro-life movement in our society today. In a culture that widely embraces a woman’s so-called right to choose, pregnancy centers offer encouragement and support that can empower women to choose life for their unborn children.  Virginia is blessed …

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Virginia pregnancy centers prioritize women’s well-being as commonwealth repeals protections

By Karen Ingle  When Virginia’s Reproductive Health Protection Act took effect July 1, 2020, House Majority Leader Charniele Herring declared women’s pregnancy decisions to be free of “interference from politicians.”  Opponents, however, said that by no longer requiring a pre-abortion ultrasound, a 24-hour waiting period, and a physician to perform an abortion, the act lays …

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The smear against pregnancy centers goes international

By Andrea Trudden You have probably heard a lot lately about cancel culture and Big Tech censorship as more and more conservative voices have been blocked or suspended online. To the pro-life movement, these things are nothing new. Take, for example, Google, which mandated that all pregnancy centers add a tag in their search results stating …

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REPORT: U.S. pro-life pregnancy centers assist nearly 2 million with essential services in 2019

Study gives emphasis to abundance of care for women and families By Lisa Bourne Pregnancy help centers in the United States served scores of people in need last year, according to a new report, providing hundreds of millions of dollars in essential medical, education and support services – doing so frequently at no charge. The extensive …

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Missouri center celebrates 20 life-saving years, continued rise of mission impact

By Gayle Irwin Twenty years ago, Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) began offering alternatives to abortion for women in southwestern Missouri.  Today, the organization continues its mission of saving lives and strengthening families through medical services, pregnancy options education, and numerous online and in-person classes, assisting women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. In the beginning The …

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Pregnancy help network going on four decades of serving women in the “Abortion destination of the Midwest”

By Gayle Irwin  “Stacy” nervously sat in the lobby of a Chicago-area abortion clinic. The wait was longer than she expected, and the more she waited, the more anxious she felt. She started scrolling through her phone, looking for other options, and came across the website for Caring Network Illinois. She made a phone call. …

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Surprise visit from Lara Trump gives pregnancy center encouragement in its work

By Lisa Bourne A North Carolina pregnancy help center got a surprise visit from Lara Trump Tuesday, giving the ministry a refreshing boost in its life-affirming work.  Trump visited the HELP Pregnancy Center in Monroe, NC, toured the center, visiting with a client and her baby, learning more about the work performed by pregnancy help …

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