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 …Continue reading "Google and the Politics of Pregnancy"
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 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 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, …Continue reading "Pregnant Model Scorned By Baby-Hating Followers"
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"
By Valerie Millsapps Every month, it seems we have more news of a comment or act that leaves us breathless. It was just recently that a state representative faced some backlash after controversial statements he made on the Alabama House floor. “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now, or you kill them later,” …Continue reading "How Pregnancy Help Ministries Uproot the Lie of the “Unwanted Child”"
By Tamara El-Rahi Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. A few weeks before I knew I was …Continue reading "Babies make an impact long before they’re born"
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 …Continue reading "Sing It Loud: Why Sharing Your Unplanned Pregnancy Story Matters"
By Dave Andrusko Although I’ve written about or reposted countless articles on Pregnancy Centers, until two weeks ago I had not been inside one since those days decades ago when I tried my best to volunteer at what in those days was more commonly called Crisis Pregnancy Centers. For reasons that need not be recalled, …Continue reading "Pregnancy Help Centers: a real alternative to the death peddlers"
By Katie Franklin On this day 16 years ago, a pro-life pregnancy helpline launched, going on to take 35,000 calls from women in need that year. Since then, Option Line has grown to take that many calls, live chats, texts, and emails, in a single month, responding to a record 404,000 women and men facing …Continue reading "GOOD NEWS: More than 400,000 Found Life-Saving Support from Pro-life Helpline in 2018"
By Anna Reynolds From the earliest stages of pregnancy, a mother’s immune system supports the growth and development of her child. The mother’s body shelters a rapidly developing human being with unique genetic material for nine months without her immune system attacking the baby, and scientists have not known exactly how — but they’re getting …Continue reading "Researchers stunned at ‘complexity’ of how mom’s immune system supports preborn baby"
By Sarah Terzo Frank Pedreira, MD, recalls the following: “Denise, a 32-year-old woman with three children (Laura, Steven, and Stephanie) ranging in age from 2 – 7 years became pregnant for the fourth time. Her previous pregnancies were completely uneventful, and her three children were healthy, active, and bright. She and her husband were healthy …Continue reading "Doctors pressure family to abort baby because of dwarfism, baby is born healthy"