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Pregnancy Care Centers: Serving Mothers and Communities
Posted By Chuck Donovan On January 22, 2010 @ 9:34 am In Family and Religion | 4 Comments
As tens of thousands of Americans march in Washington today on the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion, among their ranks will be many women and men who have been helped by or volunteered in one of the nation’s 2,300 pregnancy resource centers. Some of the marchers will be both: women or children whom the centers have aided, and who now lead or volunteer for the centers as they assist others.
Through a project called Babies Go to Congress founded by Heartbeat International , one of the three major pregnancy center network umbrella groups (the other two are Care Net  and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates ), former clients bring their toddlers and infants with them to Washington to underscore what the centers have done for them in terms of practical assistance, counseling services, parenting education and community networking.
In a report issued in October 2009 called “A Passion to Serve: A Vision for Life ,” Family Research Council and the center networks amassed data on what these pregnancy support agencies accomplish, operating largely without public funding. They
As one woman who was aided by a center  – and later became the center’s director – remarked of the help she received to have her daughter Abbey Noel, “I realized that my life was part of God’s plan since the foundation of the earth and that my childhood had prepared me to minister to the unborn, women, and men who are hurting.”
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URLs in this post:
 Heartbeat International: http://www.heartbeatinternational.org/
 Care Net: https://www.care-net.org/
 National Institute of Family and Life Advocates: http://www.nifla.org/
 A Passion to Serve: A Vision for Life: http://www.apassiontoserve.org/
 Option Line: http://www.pregnancycenters.org/
 one woman who was aided by a center: http://sexualintegrityprogram.com/eNewsletter/2008/enews_8-08-full.htm
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