Pregnancy center celebrates 50 years of saving lives

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A Pennsylvania pregnancy center is celebrating an historic milestone. Morning Star Pregnancy Services is marking 50 years of saving lives in the shadow of the state Capitol in the Keystone State. As Executive Director Linda Plummer explains, in January of 1972, a group of people met …

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The human touch, the healing touch, helps a pregnant  woman whose “soul was broken”

By Dave Andrusko If you did not have the opportunity to read “The Power of Hope” yesterday, I would very much like to encourage you to take the time. Like every untimely pregnancy, Yascara’s story is unique. What is not unique was the love and comfort and solace and concrete aid offered to her by …

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Massachusetts suburb outlaws pregnancy resource centers

By Peter Pinedo Abandoning even the appearance of advocating for choice, abortion activists in the town of Somerville, Massachusetts, have outlawed pregnancy resource centers.  Abortion advocates assert that they stand for women’s rights and say that they empower women. Yet these abortion activists banned centers that offer resources and support to pregnant and parenting mothers, showing …

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Massachusetts city bans pregnancy resource centers that offer free help to parents in crisis

By Bridget Sielicki  The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, voted on March 24 to ban pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) on the basis that they are allegedly misleading because they do not provide or promote abortions. According to Tufts Daily, the ordinance is proactive, as there are currently no PRCs in the city. It was promoted by City …

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The most powerful pregnancy help client session I’ve ever experienced

By Patty Knap Those of us who work at pregnancy centers know all too well the many risks involved in abortion, and the fact that abortion providers routinely withhold this information from their clients. A few years ago, at the center where I serve, we had a 20-something woman come in for a pregnancy test. …

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Iowa Senators pass bill pledging $1 million to pregnancy resource centers

By Bridget Sielicki Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have passed a bill that would allocate $1 million to pregnancy resource centers that provide help for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The bill also extends Medicaid coverage for the postpartum period. Senate Bill 2381 passed with a vote of 32-16 and now heads to the House for …

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“Grateful, motivated, and energized” – individual centers bring unprecedented numbers to Heartbeat Conference 

By Lisa Bourne  Gathering together in person without restrictions for the first time in three years, Heartbeat International’s 2022 Annual Pregnancy Help Conference had record in-person attendance.  Heartbeat’s Conference was completely virtual in 2020 due to coronavirus lockdowns. Virus restrictions still in place in 2021 thwarted international affiliate attendance in person and affected Conference operations. …

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Hanna’s story: just one more reason why pregnancy help centers should be recognized and celebrated

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation So many times, advocates for abortion present a baby as a barrier to a woman fulfilling her dreams. Hanna was being inundated with such messages. She was 21 and was attending college when she discovered she was pregnant. In a recent edition of CareLine, a publication …

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A behind-the-scenes look at the heroes at pregnancy help centers 

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Legend and Wysdom are quite a pair. I see their faces looking up at me from the front page of the York, Pennsylvania edition of CareLine, a publication of the Women’s Care Center. These precious twins nearly did not make it into the world. When she …

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How pregnancy help ministry heals women’s wounds one conversation at a time 

By Susanne Maynes  It was a weird day at the church office. My coworker came into the room holding out her phone, saying, “You’re not going to believe this.” She showed me the photo of a sticker she’d found semi-hidden on a toilet paper dispenser in the ladies’ restroom. The sticker advertised a website for …

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New pregnancy center director shares her inspiration, motivation 

By Gayle Irwin  Jessica Baxter considers herself “a helper,” a description that, along with her experience in education and management, brings strength to her new role as incoming president/CEO of True Care Women’s Resource Center, a life-affirming pregnancy medical resource clinic in Casper, Wyoming. “It’s a gifting from God, it’s an attribute, it’s a calling …

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Cincinnati football team helps pregnancy center build a culture of life

By Kim Hayes  Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.) is the acronym worn proudly on the gear of University of Cincinnati’s (UC) head football coach, Luke Fickell. In 2021 Fickell received seven different national coach of the year awards, taking most of the major awards of this category.  This was Fickell’s fifth season as the Bearcats’ …

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