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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No pandemic can stop God – Fledging pregnancy centers prevail, serve during uncertain time

By Lisa Bourne Seven of 12 Life Launch Grant recipients have opened their doors for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, a remarkable feat with the economic climate. Additionally, seven Life Launch centers whose doors had already been opened kept their doors open during the pandemic, bringing this to a total of 14 start-up …

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A truly helpful pro-life website versus “AbortionFinder.org”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation On a website ironically titled Well + Good, an article has appeared which lauds a new tool which purports to make finding an abortion operation easier. So much for “making abortion rare,” a one-time  common slogan of pro-abortion politicians. The tool being championed by abortion advocates …

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Help after chemical abortion has begun: Pregnancy centers provide compassion and care

By Gayle Irwin “Melinda” came to Care Net Pregnancy Center of Milwaukee in early 2020 with an intention to abort.  “She was early in her pregnancy,” said Rachel Schepp, executive director of the center. “We met with her, gave her options counseling and an ultrasound, encouraged her, and did anything we could to support her.” …

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Thousands of pregnancy centers around the country save lives, restore hope, and generate healing each day

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Recently I attended an event that was “very 2020”—a virtual celebration of the work of a local pregnancy resource center. Speaker after speaker during the cyberspace event attested to the tremendous achievements of one of the busiest pro-life pregnancy help centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. …

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New pregnancy help director seeks to engage men in defeating abortion

By Kim Hayes Beverly Kline founded Living Alternatives in 1982 in Tyler, TX, because a teenage girl who believed she was pregnant needed help.  The longtime pregnancy help ministry director recently stepped aside, ushering in a new era of leadership that will be augmented by her ongoing involvement and support. Kline had discovered back then that the …

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Pro-life org demonstrates effectiveness in partnering with state govt to get pregnancy help work done

By Kim Hayes If you are providing life-saving services to families in need and are not getting taxpayer funding, why not?  Real Alternatives recently celebrated 25 years of serving 322,813 clients through 1,888,825 client visits in Pennsylvania. As the statewide administrator for Pennsylvania’s Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program, Real Alternatives assisted those 300-thousand-plus Pennsylvania residents …

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Abortionist’s clinic inspires community to start new pregnancy center

By Laura Roesler  An abortionist’s decision to come to town sparked the dream of providing something better for babies as well as for young men and women in a small Louisiana community. Something better came in the form of a new pregnancy care center, which will have its grand opening soon.  Heartbeat International’s Life Launch …

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Premiere pro-life contact center staffed by “heroes” marks 4 million served

By Lisa Bourne Four million individuals have received assistance from Option Line, Heartbeat International’s pro-life contact center providing round-the-clock support for women and families in need. This week Heartbeat International’s Option Line, the only fully staffed, 24/7 bilingual pro-life contact center in the United States, hit the major milestone of having served its 4-millionth client with …

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Through kindness and emotional and material support, pregnancy resource center counselors accompany women on their pregnancy journeys

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Allie was despondent and was considering having an abortion when she met Jackie, a pregnancy resource center counselor. Allie was desperate to talk to someone, and Jackie was more than willing to lend a listening ear. The young woman cried as she told the counselor that …

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Fortitude and creativity make it possible for busy pregnancy center to serve its pregnant and parenting clientele during the Pandemic

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation To save one preborn child and a mother from the harm of abortion during a pandemic is a miracle. To save 99? An exceptional grace, achieved by a pregnancy resource center that was determined not to let COVID-19 stand in the way of its life-saving and …

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