By Kirk Walden Reading Jen Taggart’s article about Karen Ellison and Deeper Still, it struck me for the millionth time: The Pregnancy Help community is always about solutions and victories. An abortion in Ellison’s past would not define her. Instead, she’s chosen to pour into others, providing hope and healing for women, men and churches. …Continue reading "The Pregnancy Help Movement is About Choosing Solutions"
By Sarah Terzo This testimony is from a woman who went to a crisis pregnancy center in Mountain View, California: “When I first went to the Crisis Pregnancy Center, I was in need of temporary housing. With their help, I am staying with a Christian family. Since the first time I went to the Crisis …Continue reading "“My life has a 100% change for the better” after visiting Crisis Pregnancy Center"
By Karen Ingle Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Women in Northern California’s Yolo County, just west …Continue reading "New Mobile Center Spreads Hope across California’s Yolo County"
By Gayle Irwin Upon Wyoming’s wind-swept high plains, a pro-life pregnancy center finds new ways to reach women attending the state’s sole university; women who may see abortion as their only choice. Serving with Heart “My goal is to reach many more abortion-vulnerable and abortion-minded women,” said Roni Johnson, executive director of Heart to Heart, …Continue reading "Pregnancy Center in University Town Discovers New Ways to Reach Abortion Vulnerable Women"
By Gayle Irwin The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia welcomed its first pregnancy center a few months ago, and with help from Heartbeat International, staff members are fulfilling an unmet need for the nation’s pregnant women. Helping Women and Families “Women who have unplanned pregnancies in Saint Lucia live in extreme poverty,” said Cindi Boston, …Continue reading "Small Island Opens Doors of First Pro-Life Pregnancy Center"
By Sarah Bowler *Pseudonyms have been used to preserve privacy (AUSTRALIA) Savannah* found herself in a detention center after fleeing conflict in her own country and then immigrated to Australia. With no family or support networks, she came to Diamond Women’s Support seeking help to navigate parenthood successfully. Another client, Jasmine,* faced harassment from her …Continue reading "Australian Pregnancy Help Organization Teaches Family and Life Skills, Empowers Families"
By Dave Andrusko For the last post of each week, I try to find something special. “A crisis pregnancy center in Florida wants to redefine choice,” by Claire McNeill, fills the bill. McNeill is a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. Her in-depth look at “First Coast Women’s Services” is the third installment in a …Continue reading "Florida Pregnancy Help Center seeks to give women real choice—informed choice"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Sometimes a letter arrives in my mailbox that is so powerful, so filled with hope, that I cannot bear the thought of discarding it, no matter how high my mail pile may be. That was certainly the case this past week, when I received a letter …Continue reading "Everyday miracles at Pregnancy Resource Centers"
By Suzanne Burns When Ashley C. arrived at the faith-based maternity home in Tennessee, Foundation House Ministries, directly from a 6-month stint in jail, she was already nearly 8 months pregnant. Even if she weren’t so far along, it would be nearly impossible for her to find traditional employment. She would have found employment difficult …Continue reading "Providing More than Housing for Pregnant Women, Maternity Home Provides On-Site Job Training"
By Susanne Maynes As we reviewed her pregnancy history, I asked the young woman how she was doing emotionally in terms of her past abortion. Eyes downcast, she shrugged slightly and softly replied, “I did what I had to do.” She didn’t say, “I’m glad I had the abortion.” She didn’t tell me it made …Continue reading "How Pregnancy Centers Prevent the Exponential Trauma of Abortion, One Conversation at a Time"
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"