A crisis pregnancy that ended well brings joy to a world thirsting for good news

One woman’s valiant decision to protect her child from the culture of despair can bring hope to countless others. By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The unexpected announcement came on a day that had been filled with dire developments flooding social media news streams. This particular news bulletin came across the electronic transom …

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A beacon of encouragement for pregnant women who are feeling scared and anxious

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation During this grave time created by the Coronavirus pandemic, people in the U.S. and around the world are thirsting for good news. I found such a ray of sunshine in my tour through cyberspace in the Twitter feed of “The View” co-host Meghan McCain.  “My husband …

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Altra Running sponsors two elite pregnant athletes: “My purpose is greater than how fast I can run”

By Sarah Culbreth, Texas Right to Life Becoming pregnant as a top female athlete has been described as the “kiss of death” for sponsorships and corporate partnerships.  At the same time great strides have been made in many parts of our culture to support pregnant mothers and encourage their professional and personal development through motherhood and beyond, …

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Study fails to show that unwanted pregnancies cause bad outcome for babies

By Sarah Terzo A study meant to document that children born from unwanted pregnancies grew up with serious problems failed. The study turned up no evidence linking unwanted pregnancies to unhappy children. The study did not find that children who were unwanted in the womb had bad lives. Researchers said: “There is contention that unwanted …

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Millions view time-lapse video of a mom’s entire nine-month pregnancy

By Dave Andrusko No secret, I am a pushover when it comes to time-lapse videos that “document” a baby’s development from the very early stages to delivery—and beyond. I watch and re-watch them over and over.  For example, just this morning,  I revisited a 1:32 video—“A Photo Every Pregnancy Day for 9 Months”–at http://vimeo.com/30039206.  There …

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Basic dos-and-don’ts we men should know when helping women face an unplanned pregnancy

By Dave Andrusko In our culture, equipped with a gazillion cell phone cameras and a multiplicity of recording devices, every once in a while when an unhinged pro-abortionist goes off on a pro-lifer, it’s get captured and makes its way onto the internet. More than ever, such off-the-wall comments are common currency, now that pro-life …

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Google and the Politics of Pregnancy

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She was married, but finances were tight. So when she was abruptly dismissed from her job, the removal carried with it a decimating economic sting. The reason for her forced departure? She was pregnant with me. I always felt a tinge of sadness and a healthy …

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Unborn baby’s cells “come to a mother’s rescue” decades after birth

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This is an updated version of a story that ran previously in NRL News Today. I hope you enjoy it. There are many faults line along with pro-life and “pro-choice” people divide. In a sense, perhaps the most fundamental is that we refuse to accept either [the mother] or [the …

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Pregnant Model Scorned By Baby-Hating Followers

By Jorge Plaza Many people celebrate pregnancies for obvious reasons: pregnancy means the creation of new life. But for others, pregnancy is treated like a curse — a disease that ruins women’s bodies. This prevalent disdain was made especially explicit when Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes announced her pregnancy. In a Fox News interview, …

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“Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy”

By Leslie Leyland Fields Reviewed by Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. I lead an adult Sunday School class. This last week a member asked for prayers for her daughter who is pregnant and 45 years old. My own mother had my youngest brother when she was 40 and I was a freshman in college. To say …

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Sing It Loud: Why Sharing Your Unplanned Pregnancy Story Matters

By Lauren Urrea It’s only by God’s grace and with His given strength that I was ever able to talk publicly about my pregnancy. Those closest to me can attest to what used to be my extreme fear of being in front of a crowd. It started when I was young and continued all the …

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