Women In Unplanned Pregnancies Don’t Need Abortion — They Need More Places Like This

At 17-years-old, Tiffany Lee found out she was expecting a child — “I was about three months pregnant when I found out. I was terrified.”

Lee is one of many women who have found themselves in this situation — pregnant and unsure of what to do. She explained, “Being a young mom it is frustrating and it is scary… terrifying especially not knowing if you’re going to keep the baby or not or be good enough of a mom to keep the baby.”

But places like Shannon’s Hope are making unexpected pregnancies a whole lot easier. The maternity house for young mothers was founded by Leslie Pottebaum nearly 40 years ago and has helped hundreds of women.

Pottebaum’s vision was to provide a safe place for women in unplanned pregnancies— offering them “a place to call home, an opportunity to rebuild their lives, and a hope for the future.” Not only do they provide the women with housing, they also point them to resources and help them “initiate a ‘plan’ for their future to work towards, both during and after their pregnancy.”

“When you’re involved in a difficult pregnancy … you don’t have anyone to turn to, you can turn to us,” Pottebaum said. “We will be your second family and many times we’re the first family.”

This holistic approach towards pregnancy and motherhood is what gave Lee and her child a second chance at life. Today, abortion is often pushed as the only real option for an unplanned pregnancy. Instead of offering women long-term solutions, our culture sells us “quick fixes.”

Now, as a mother of two, Lee hopes more women will be met with the care and love she found at Shannon’s Hope — “Just look for help before anything,” Lee said. “Before you make any decisions, just look for that help.”


We hope this article enlightened and inspired you to stand up for life.

Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are still prevalent in our nation. As a response to the overturning, the media: from the news to entertainment sources to even political figures and celebrities, have pushed abortion as an ongoing agenda, shaping the way this generation thinks and acts. Misinformation is being spread every day, and people are sadly believing the lies.

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We know that it is both a blessing and a challenge to understand the reality of abortion, because knowledge incites belief, and belief incites action. But we’re in this together. We believe that we can make abortion unthinkable.

With your support, we look forward to a future where young women are empowered to fight for their own rights: a right to bring life into the world, to be fearless leaders, to be examples of hope, strength, and undeterred resilience. We look forward to a future where life can happen.

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