Success stories like the love and compassion found at Women’s Care Center abound at pregnancy resource centers

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The adorable baby with the blue-striped suspenders gazes up at me from the “Gratitude Report” issued by the Women’s Care Center in York, Pennsylvania. Accompanying the photo of this photogenic boy is a quote from his mother Catalina. “I never want Alejandro to feel like I …

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Heartbeat’s pregnancy help network grows, persists amid conflict

By Gayle Irwin Pregnancy help centers are committed to serving women and families, even inside war zones, and the Heartbeat International affiliate network is seeing growth despite trying times in areas across the globe. The number of countries with pregnancy centers affiliated with Heartbeat International steadily grew in the past several years, said Ellen Foell, …

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Explosion of pregnancy resource centers over the past five decades provide real alternatives for women who too often think their only choice is abortion

By Grazie Pozo Christie  Thanks to advancements in medicine and technology, we know far more about the development of the fetus than we did when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. We are also vastly more aware of the lively humanity of the unborn. These changes are vivid to me in my work as …

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Another hollow, all-out assault on Pregnancy Help Centers from the usual suspects 

By Dave Andrusko According to Zach Levitt Graphics/Multimedia Editor, Opinion for the New York Times, there are more than 2,600 Crisis Pregnancy Centers nationwide — “over three for every abortion-providing facility.” If Roe is overturned, “at least 26 states are likely to ban abortion, reducing the number of abortion facilities nationwide to fewer than 600. …

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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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