By Katie Franklin Looking for another way to support your clients as they prepare for the arrival of their precious babies? Researchers at Baylor University are offering $50 Walmart gift cards to expectant mothers and fathers who complete their study over the next few weeks. Conducted by university professors, the study focuses on expectant married couples’ …Continue reading "New Study Offers Financial Opportunity for Pregnancy Center Clients"
By Jen Taggart Felonee Joo was 16 when she found out she was pregnant with her son Trinidy in 1999—the first of two challenging pregnancies that would set her on a course to serve other women in similar circumstances. “I was scared because I was certainly wondering what I was going to do, how I …Continue reading "How Two Difficult Pregnancies Led One Woman to New Gig Serving Pregnant Women"
“She gave me hope” By SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Writing in the Times [of London], Emily Beater describes finding out she “was pregnant aged 19 during ‘freshers’ week at Oxford University, in one of the communal bathrooms in my college.” Her boyfriend and her family were both supportive, and, perhaps surprisingly, …Continue reading "“My daughter’s easily the best thing that’s ever happened to me”: the challenges and joys of being a pregnant college freshman"
By Tamara El-Rahi A few weeks before I knew I was pregnant, something felt different. I avoided soft cheese when offered, just in case. And I continued to wonder whether maybe, just maybe, there might be a special little life growing inside of me. When I did take the at-home pregnancy test, my husband and …Continue reading "The everyday miracle that is pregnancy"
By Katie Franklin Did you know that it is legal to lie to pregnant women? Yes, according to Romper (which describes itself as “A parenting site by millennial women for millennial women”), a bastion of journalistic incompetence and a go-to outlet for fake moral outrage, pregnant women have been lied to for a long time. …Continue reading "Yes, Romper, It Is Legal to Lie to Pregnant Women, and You Are Part of the Problem"
By Susanne Maynes I was invited to a local social service agency luncheon to represent our clinic and explain our services. After I shared, the floor was opened for questions. I fielded a few innocuous questions, and then one woman got bold and threw down the gauntlet. “I heard you are all about ending abortion …Continue reading "How the Healing Work of Pregnancy Centers Reveals the Truth about Abortion"
By Katie Yoder Many in the media have long idolized “childfree” relationships. But that isn’t stopping one well-known couple from welcoming their fifth. Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines recently announced that they’re expecting their fifth child. On Wednesday, Joanna shared an ultrasound video showing the baby’s “little heartbeat” on Twitter and Instagram. …Continue reading "‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Reveal Pregnancy in ‘Little Heartbeat’ Ultrasound"
By Dave Andrusko In a whirlwind of medical activity, Jessica Boesmiller had an eye removed just three weeks after a November diagnosis of a rare ocular cancer and then gave birth less than a month later to cancer-free twins—a boy, Mason Dare, and a girl, Piper Marie. Mrs. Boesmiller, the 37-year-old Healthy Living Director at …Continue reading "Mom with rare eye cancer delivers healthy, cancer-free twins"
By Dave Andrusko I saw the press release from a pro-life source last week but in the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving week I didn’t actually confirm what it claimed. My bad. The press release read A very subtle word change in a widely distributed patient handout may have major political implications. The American Congress …Continue reading "ACOG suddenly substitutes “fetus” for “baby” in popular pamphlet"
By Claire Chretien November 21, 2017 – A unique pregnancy announcement skewers the illogical pro-abortion argument “my body, my choice.” Laura Klassen, the founder and director of the Canadian pro-life organization Choice 4 2, released a snarky video highlighting the flaws of this common pro-abortion slogan. Klassen begins the video, “There’s a body inside my …Continue reading "This pregnancy announcement destroys the ‘my body, my choice’ argument"
By Tammy R. Shewfelt For years, our culture has promoted a not-so-positive definition of a man, father and husband. The crucial role of men in society and the family has been sidelined for many reasons. Whether men feel their diminished importance is due to forces outside of themselves, or they just lack the desire to …Continue reading "Dads Need a Life-Giving Voice in Crisis Pregnancies"
By Dave Andrusko This will be a short post, not because the message isn’t important (just the opposite) but because it will resonate so thoroughly and so completely. Sometimes I think I see all the best stuff when I’m on the treadmill at the gym. There I was this morning, huffing and puffing away, when …Continue reading "“You are your baby’s first home”"