First of its kind study to gauge impact of maternity homes in the U.S.

By Brittany Summers-Judhan  Exciting news comes from the frontier of research for pregnant moms in need of housing, as Heartbeat International is collaborating with the Lab for Economic Opportunity (LEO) through Notre Dame University to conduct the first ever research study on the impact of maternity homes in the U.S., launching in February of 2022.  …

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What these women facing unplanned pregnancies found at a maternity home was “support when we felt lost and overwhelmed.”

By Dave Andrusko We published stories about the saintly work of Pregnancy Help Centers virtually every day. Their kindness is legendary, and what they offer women and girls with unplanned pregnancies cannot be praised enough. However, you wouldn’t—or least I wouldn’t—expect a joint op-ed to appear in USA Today that sang the praises of another woman-helping …

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Report slamming pregnancy centers as a ‘public health danger’ is lacking in facts

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A coalition of pro-abortion organizations calling themselves The Alliance has released a report attacking pregnancy resource centers (PRCs). Reportedly studying PRCs in nine states, the report issues a blistering condemnation that is heavy on pro-abortion talking points but light on actual facts. Focusing on Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, …

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Pregnancy Center volunteer explains her work

By Sarah Terzo A pregnancy resource center staff member who works with post-abortive and pregnant women says: “Society tends to portray abortion as an easy, quick fix with no regrets. Research shows us that is just not true. We are blessed to provide love, support, and encouragement for all women, no matter their pregnancy decision. …

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Popular discipleship program for single moms expands with “important” outreach for dads

 By Gayle Irwin  Christmas and the New Year are bringing extra excitement to many families this year as new dads receive mentorship thanks to a fresh national program. The national Texas-based Embrace Grace organization launched Embrace Legacy in March 2021. The program helps new dads face their fears and recognize ‘roots’ of attitudes and actions, …

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Pennsylvania Abortion Total Increase by 1,105

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The number of abortions in Pennsylvania increased in 2020 by 3.5% according to the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Keystone State affiliate of National Right to Life. Statistics released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health show 1,105 more abortions occurred in 2020 compared to 2019. In all, 32,123 abortions took place in 2020—a …

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New Texas pregnancy help center offers “abundant life” to women experiencing unplanned pregnancy

By Gayle Irwin After seeing an unfulfilled need in her Texas community one woman stepped up and along with others began filling the void for assistance to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Amanda Hodges Pruitt of Athens, Texas, with the support of her church, opened Abundant Life Pregnancy Resource Center earlier this month. Discovering the need …

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Virtual classes provide key connection with clients when meeting in-person not possible

By Gayle Irwin Editor’s note: The Pregnancy Help Center of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, experienced a devastating fire Nov. 28. The center continues to seek a temporary location to ministry to women and families. Virtual classes were part of the center’s offerings prior to the fire as needed and have become …

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Pregnant and Without a Job, She Found Help

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I had just picked up some coffee, hoping the jolt of java would help me power through the rest of my day. As I approached the intersection, I saw her, holding a sign which read, “Pregnant. No job.” I beeped my horn and signaled for her …

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So much more than two words; Pregnancy help is transformative

By Bethany Jasper  Pregnancy help cannot be defined in two words. These two words involve many people across states, countries, and continents. These two words include love, compassion, passion, humility, selflessness, and most of all sacrifice.  I am thankful for pregnancy help not only in its meaning but what it gives! In particular I am …

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Pro-lifers love them both, and pregnancy resource centers prove it

By Sarah Terzo  Pro-life volunteers run an international network of pregnancy resource centers (PRC) that provide free goods and services to pregnant and parenting women who need help. Yet, a pro-abortion book for teenagers is spreading the lie that “[Pro-lifers] refer to themselves as ‘pro-life’ – but show little concern for the lives of people facing unwanted …

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Changes, growth, and serving the abortion-minded woman – Center director reflects on two-plus decades

By Gayle Irwin When Teresa “Terry” Winship volunteered at Casper, Wyoming’s pregnancy center during the mid-1990s, she did not foresee helming the ministry within a few short years. A quarter-century later, as president/CEO, she has taken True Care Women’s Resource Center through multiple changes, including locations, names, and programs.  With retirement on the horizon next …

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