Why So Few Women Shout Their Abortions

This article was originally published by Ardee Coolidge on Care Net’s Abundant Life blog on March 30, 2017 #Shoutyourabortion activists forget that none of the reasons a woman has an abortion are worth celebrating. My daughter is almost two years old and has discovered the joy of shouting in our apartment. Often she is not…

When Free Speech and Millions of Lives are on the Line…

This piece was reprinted with permission from Pregnancy Help News and was written by Jay Hobbs.  All five pro-life pregnancy help organizations on the Hawaiian islands are the stroke of a pen away from being forced by law to advertise abortions, following a vote by Hawaii’s house of representatives Tuesday in Honolulu. With only 10 of…

President Trump’s Latest Signature and What it Means for the Pro-life Movement

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed H.J.Res. 43 to undo a regulation enacted under the Obama Administration that required states to fund abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, through Title X, a family planning funding stream. Today, President Donald Trump signed this bill into law.  Speaker Paul Ryan responded by saying, “This is a major pro-life…

My Mother Was Gang Raped, but Heroically Gave Me Life

This piece was reprinted with permission from Pregnancy Help News and was written by Juda Myers.  All my life I was told how special I was to be loved so much by not one, but two sets of parents. People would ask about my “real” parents, but I knew my adopted parents were my “real parents.”…

How One 24/7 Help Line is Empowering Thousands of Women

This piece was reprinted with permission from Pregnancy Help News and was written by Jay Hobbs.  For the second time in the past three months, Option Line—a 24/7 pregnancy helpline operated by Heartbeat International—is celebrating a high-water mark, having reached 28,414 women with life-affirming help in the month of March. Far outpacing the previous single-month record…

I Didn’t Have An Abortion, and It Saved My Life

This piece was reprinted with permission from New Wave Feminists’ blog. This week we’ve been bombarded with stories from celebrities, CEO’s, and all around successful women who claim their abortion(s) saved them. They talk about how they wouldn’t have been able to be successful and still fulfill their dreams without sacrificing the lives of their…

5 Ways Being Adopted has Influenced Who I am as a Mom

When I was around three-months-old, I was adopted into a loving family. My older brother is also adopted. Adoption was a major part of our family’s story and culture growing up. We were told about how my parents struggled to get pregnant and pursued adoption, only to find the “perfect” babies to form their family….

Close Your Eyes. Imagine A World Without Abortion.

This piece was reprinted with permission from New Wave Feminists’ blog. Can you imagine a world without abortion? What would it look like? Pro-choicers want us to believe it would be filled with hemorrhaging women, self-aborting and dying in the streets, but I’m not buying that. When I imagine what the world would look like…

Here’s What I Have to Say to Feminists Who Champion Abortion

This piece was reprinted with permission from New Wave Feminists’ blog. I just read a quote that gave me chills… “‘Mother’ is the name for god on the lips and hearts of children.” What an incredible thought. Take a moment not to be offended, but instead soak that sentiment in. To a child that knows…

Here are the Basic Facts Women are Denied About Abortion

Live Action News — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website gives yearly statistics on abortions performed in the US. The latest surveillance data available up to 2013 (for the abortions actually reported) show that “91.6% of abortions were performed at ≤13 weeks’ gestation…” This means the majority of abortions were performed within the first trimester…

What Does Science Really Say About Fetal Pain?

Live Action News —  In 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, due to fact that science shows a baby of that gestational age would experience very real pain. Unfortunately, the bill never made it through the Senate, and continues to be delayed today. Some expect Congress to attempt to deal with…

5 Common Misconceptions About Planned Parenthood and How to Fight Them

Live Action News —  The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, and would have defunded Planned Parenthood for a year, was ultimately pulled without a vote. While Planned Parenthood continues to receive federal funding for yet another day, the hysteria and misconceptions spread by…

A Hundred Reasons Why Having a Baby Just Wouldn’t Work

The following story comes from Gulf Coast Storks in Southwest Florida. The gynecologist put her hand on mine as she told me I was pregnant. I was in shock. I couldn’t have a baby right now with everything that was happening in my life—large work commitments, a possible wedding in the future, and my mom’s…

Dear Mothers, Don’t Look Away – Combating Big Abortion’s False Ultrasound Narrative

This piece was originally published on ADFlegal.org and was written by Marissa Mayer. As someone who avoids going to the doctor unless something is obviously broken or infected, being pregnant and having monthly checkups has been quite the adjustment. But perhaps the biggest change has been that I actually long for these appointments. It’s certainly…

The Day I Met My Baby

The following story comes from the CURO Women’s Care Clinic of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. “There’s no way I’m sticking around if you keep this baby.” That’s what my boyfriend said to me when I found out I was pregnant last month. So, I had to pick between my boyfriend, who I’ve been with for…

“If I Stay Too Long, I Might Choose to Keep the Baby”

The following story comes from Several Sources Shelter in Englewood, NJ. Last April, I found out I was pregnant with my fifth child. When I told my husband Jose, he responded by saying, “So, what are you going to do? You know we can’t afford another baby now.” I made an appointment to get an abortion…