Arizona pregnancy center expands, brings more hope to several communities

By Gayle Irwin Living Hope Centers, with three locations, provides hope to women in several eastern Arizona communities, including the Fort Apache Native American reservation. From pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to group classes on abuse and finances, and a maternity home, Living Hope Centers provide services and safety, which in turn, provide hope. “We’re trying …

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Once a teen mom, Mackenzie chose life twice, tells her story on Capitol Hill

By Katie Franklin Editor’s note. Our latest look back at what appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is a reminder of the enormous pressures women with untimely pregnancies can be under and the vitally important work of women helping centers to help them navigate tough times. Mackenzie was 17-years-old when, after 13 positive …

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Arizona pregnancy centers provide hope and care to women and families

By Gayle Irwin “Nadia”* and her boyfriend walked into the Yuma, Arizona, pregnancy center for a test. New to the community, the young couple had little support and were unsure what they would do if she was pregnant.  After a positive pregnancy test result, Nadia was scheduled to return for an ultrasound; her boyfriend came …

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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday especially meaningful for CO center this year thanks to APR

By Gayle Irwin Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 2021 took on special meaning for a Colorado pregnancy help center as nursing staff helped a young woman with an abortion pill reversal. Twenty-two-year-old “Leslie” had taken the first abortion pill at the Planned Parenthood facility in Fort Collins. A sidewalk counselor who was praying at the …

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Pregnancy Help Programs in Michigan Deserve Financial Support

Lansing, MI — Right to Life of Michigan supports HB 4189, which would increase funding in Michigan for promoting adoption, pregnancy help, and pregnancy resources for college students. The $15 million total budget supplemental is supported by bill sponsor Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Allegan County) and House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Thomas Albert (R-Lowell). “The number …

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Post-abortive mom chooses life, tells moms facing unplanned pregnancy: “You can do it”

By Katie Franklin Editor’s note. This story from a year ago in NRL News Today is a reminder  of how easy it is for women in desperate situations to believe that a repeat abortion is the right “solution”  but also the importance of women-helping centers in their hour of need. When Chelsea walked into The …

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The heavy fog will pass – 48 years and life-affirming pregnancy help goes on

By Valerie Millsapps Driving to drop my daughter off to school on a recent morning you could barely see the road. The fog was like a heavy thick blanket covering the air. Even as the sun came up that day on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I could not see anything as I gazed out …

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Tenn. governor to Kamala Harris: “Abortion isn’t healthcare;” Urges support for pro-life pregnancy center instead

By Katie Franklin Last week, on the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee responded to a tweet from Vice President Kamala Harris by taking a stand for life.  “On the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to ensuring that everyone has access to care—including reproductive health care—no matter their …

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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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Pregnancy help clinic shines in pro-life television report

By Lisa Bourne A southwest Florida pregnancy help center has gained notice for making a difference in women’s lives, helping them to choose life and saving lives through Abortion Pill Rescue®. The Community Pregnancy Clinic of Sarasota, part of a group of pregnancy help organization’s (PHOs) and a Heartbeat International affiliate, was profiled recently by …

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Acts of selflessness and kindness on behalf of a woman in need of accompaniment on her pregnancy journey

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is always heartening to see people reach out to pregnant women, offering them loving support and encouragement when they face challenging circumstances. While scrolling through a social media newsfeed, I came upon yet another example of individuals engaging in acts of selflessness and kindness on …

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New book dispels myths about Pregnancy Help Movement

Editor’s note. Now an associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Laura S. Hussey, Ph.D., a one-time board member for NRLC and a research assistant for the NRL Education department, has written an excellent new book on the history, organization, and impact of the pregnancy help movement. The book, The …

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