Hollywood’s Dark History: Life in the Shadows

The history of celebrity motherhood and abortion is convoluted. In this day and age society celebrates celebrity children (think Suri Cruise and the Kardashian children), grieves celebrity miscarriages (think Beyonce  and Giuliana Rancic) and celebrates celebrity abortion (think Chelsea Handler and Amy Brenneman). You might think the tie between motherhood, miscarriage, abortion and stardom is…

3 Ways the Pro-Life Movement Has Changed

In our last blog, we talked about the ways we’ve seen the pro-life movement change. In this post, we want to highlight the three most prominent ways the movement has changed. 1) Goals The new pro-life movement is still all about saving the lives of unborn babies. That hasn’t changed at all. But the new…

When Women Don’t Have a Choice

The following was written by Deborah Muse, an English Instructor at Crowder College in Webb City, Missouri. As women in the United States, most of us have a myriad of choices. We pride ourselves on making choices because our choices give us some sense of independence, self-worth, and control over our lives. This all sounds…

Ellie’s Story

This story comes from First Option Care of Thomasville, GA Ellie walked onto the Stork Bus uncertain if she was pregnant or not. She and her husband recently moved to the United States from Guatemala with their son. They borrowed a lot of money to do so and were faced with a devastating financial burden….

How to Make Abortion-Vulnerable Women Feel Safe

My junior year in college, I was a dorm resident assistant. This meant I got a break on room and board, and was responsible for the girls who lived on my floor. I tried to develop relationships, help the girls with whatever they needed, plan events, and just generally be available for anything and everything…

The New Pro-Life Movement

For a number of years, Save the Storks’ staff and volunteers criss-crossed the country each summer in Stork Buses to share our pro-life message at Christian music festivals and other types of faith-based events. We called it our “Summer Stork Tour.” These events had great bands and speakers, but our favorite thing about these events…

One Thing You Need to Know Before Volunteering at a Pregnancy Center

I sat down in front of the TV with a glass of sparkling cider, an hour left in the year. I tried to focus on the New Year’s festivities on the screen, but in truth, I wasn’t paying attention. My heart was burdened for all that had happened in 2015. All the horrors that had…

Rachel’s Story

The following story comes from  CURO Women’s Care Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA My name is Rachel and I’m a 17 year old high school student. I’m involved in choir, love art class, and am about to graduate soon. This is part of my story. I’m in love with my fiancé and 3 month old baby girl….

Missy’s Story

Missy entered the Stork Bus scared and conflicted. She needed to know more about her abortion options. Her husband wanted her to continue with the pregnancy – but she felt uneasy. What would happen to her dreams of graduating college and working? Another baby would prevent her from attaining her goals – right? She expressed…

How Abortion Changed My Life

This isn’t just another blog, or another story. This is my story. This is a story that’s never been told. I carry it with me every single day and it is a painful part of my life that never seems to heal. I grew up in a small town. I was fortunate enough to have…

Why Pregnancy Isn’t a Crisis

Pregnancy resource centers – often called crisis pregnancy centers (which is a dated name) – get talked about in the media like they are the half-baked, pro-life version of Planned Parenthood. The image you get is one of pastors playing doctor, luring vulnerable women in by advertising to be an all-inclusive women’s health clinic only…

A Matter of Life and Death

We often talk about the fact that we don’t have the right to decide whether the unborn will live or die. But what if we know already that death is certain to be their fate? Earlier this month Valerie Peterson wrote an article for the New York Times about her difficult abortion experience. Her situation…

This is 36 Weeks

Recently, a Facebook post reported Hillary Clinton thought the “cutoff date” for abortion should be 36 weeks. Whether or not she actually said this is questionable, but the day I read the post I was 36 weeks pregnant. I looked down at my growing stomach with a lump in my throat. This? I thought. This…

Channel’s Story

Channel came to the clinic to get information about abortion. Understanding her pregnancy was in the second trimester, she was in a rush to be able to get a legal procedure. In rapid-fire cadence, she shared her belief that she was too young and could barely take care of the infant she already had. The…

How Are Pregnancy Centers Really Using Smartphones?

“Anti-choice groups use smartphone surveillance to target ‘abortion-minded women’ during clinic visits.” That was the title of a recent Rewire article by Sharon Coutts. The impetus of the article was the new advertising strategy employed by Bethany Christian Services, an adoption agency, and RealOptions, a chain of pregnancy resource centers. The campaign, invented by John…

3 Ways Pregnancy Centers Treat Women Better Than Society Does

Society likes to think they are pro-woman, but from the wage gap to cultural stigmas, I think more and more we are realizing that’s not necessarily true. However, pregnancy resource centers often strive to fight this stigma by truly empowering women. This month, my friend Joshua McGrath, a 20 something, male, Executive Director at a pregnancy…

Beauty Isn’t Always Truthful – A Response to “Me Before You.”

  I sat in on an architecture class once. I know almost nothing about architecture, but I was working on a research project at the time and thought it would be helpful. The day I visited the lecturer was discussing the power of classical architecture, or, as he said, the power of all art. He…

Are You Pregnant?

As I prepare to give birth in a little over a month, I am reading through some scriptures and sentences that help my mind and heart prepare for it. When I gave birth last time, I vividly remember looking to the walls where I had lovingly taped these verses and phrases and soaking them with…

A Legacy of Hope

He is wise and smart and caring. He is kind and tough and the hardest worker I know. He always thinks the best of everyone, even when I think they don’t deserve it. Scripture is woven into the fiber of his being, and he listens more attentively than anyone I’ve met. He will always make…