By Susanna Maynes Eighteen-year-old “Courtney” was distressed at her positive pregnancy test. Her mother had already warned her that if she ever got pregnant, she’d kick her out of the house and cut off her college money. Courtney’s best friend told her, “You better not get an abortion!” But her boyfriend said, “Just destroy it. …Continue reading "Who Truly Empowers Women: the Abortion Industry or Pregnancy Help Centers?"
By Jessica Resuta This appeared on the blog of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. Our guest blogger is a junior journalism major at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a past winner of the PA Pro-Life Federation’s Oratory Contest. A recent New York Times article claims that the term “pro-life” is purely a marketing term and that …Continue reading "Supporting Both Mother and Child – The truth of the Pro-Life Mission"
By Gayle Irwin She came to our center planning to abort. The career-minded young woman said she had no desire to be a mother and that her “friend,” though he supported her decision in some ways, told her he would support a decision to carry if she changed her mind. What “Kelly” and the nurse …Continue reading "The Powerful, Positive Impact of Pregnancy Centers"
By Jen Taggart “Megan” walked up to an abortion clinic to see people praying during 40 Days for Life on a Wednesday, but did not interact with them. She scheduled an appointment for two days later on a Friday and thought, “I wonder if there’s any hope for me.” That’s when she Googled “pregnancy help” …Continue reading "Sacramento Center Uses “Lyft” to Save Babies and Serve Pregnant Women"
By Amanda B. Johnson About five years ago at 5 a.m., Rhonda Darville got a word from the Lord to leave Florida to go back home to the Bahamas to carry out pregnancy help and pro-life work. Initially, she and her husband answered the call by starting a pregnancy help center, The Bahamas GodParent Center. …Continue reading "Bahamas Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Provides Equipping Education for the Work Ahead"
By Gayle Irwin A Lafayette, Louisiana pregnancy center recently enjoyed accolades from former and current clients through media coverage and written notes. Sharae Levine was one of the women interviewed by a local television station as part of a Mother’s Day’s story. She shared her thoughts about the hope and help she received at A …Continue reading "“I graduated with him in my arms”: New Mom Finds Empowerment at Louisiana Pro-life Center"
By Jen Taggart “Manuela” a pregnancy help worker in Costa Rica, was touched when she heard a pastor’s wife and speaker from the U.S. preach on the importance of not giving up on your God-given dreams. The message could not have been more fitting. She was a worship leader until her husband, who was also …Continue reading "Costa Rican Center Offers “Refuge” to Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancy"
By Katie Franklin On Friday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a budget bill into law which includes a $2 million appropriation for life-affirming pregnancy centers. The Choosing Childbirth Program, which was established by a 2017 law signed by then-governor Mary Fallin, will provide funds for services such as ultrasounds, medical exams, counseling, parenting classes, maternity …Continue reading "Oklahoma to Send $2 Million to Pregnancy Centers Helping Women"
By Valerie Millsapps Every month, it seems we have more news of a comment or act that leaves us breathless. It was just recently that a state representative faced some backlash after controversial statements he made on the Alabama House floor. “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now, or you kill them later,” …Continue reading "How Pregnancy Help Ministries Uproot the Lie of the “Unwanted Child”"
Editor’s note. The following is testimony from a HOPE client. HOPE in Northern Virginia “provides compassion, material resources and education to women, both during and after their pregnancies. We give HOPE so women are empowered to choose life.” “Prior to coming to HOPE I felt scared and confused about my pregnancy. The baby’s father was …Continue reading "Desperate for guidance and support, young woman finds HOPE"
By Gayle Irwin Two years ago, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida warned that it would have to close a facility if a change passed by Congress and signed by Donald Trump were to go into effect, stripping them of Title X Family Planning Funding. Located in the rural and impoverished town of Immokalee, …Continue reading "Florida Pregnancy Center Sees Uptick in Babies Born After Planned Parenthood Closes Its Doors"
By Katie Franklin When Planned Parenthood opened a new abortion facility in Flossmoor, Illinois, just south of Chicago last January, Kris Cortes and her husband Dennis knew they needed to act. So together with a small band of pro-life friends, they held a meeting in the Cortes’ living room and quickly formed a grassroots group …Continue reading "“You Can See God’s Hand in It All”: Chicago Pregnancy Center Opens Next Door to Planned Parenthood"