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"
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"