Why I March

I march for moms… For the mom who is facing a tough decision. For the mom who is in a dire economic state. For the mom who sees abortion as her only option. For the mom struggling with addiction. For the mom with multiple children and one on the way. For the mom who has…

Do We Have Enough Lifeboats?

When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, it wasn’t the sinking of the ship that ultimately killed 1,500 people; it was the lack of preparation. With a passenger list of 2,224 souls, the Titanic was equipped with only enough lifeboats to carry 1,178 people. What had caused engineers, builders, and even the captain to…

Pregnant and Homeless? Help Exists.

Choices. Resources. Options. A woman who is without a home and finds herself pregnant will, in many instances, feel as though she doesn’t have any of these. At least, from what we are too often told, she doesn’t have any of these besides the option of abortion. And even then, it doesn’t seem like much…

Not Getting an Abortion Apparently “Causes Anxiety.”

“Is abortion bad for women?” This question has been answered time and time again by numerous scientific studies, which prove that, yes, abortion is bad for a woman’s health – physically and mentally. This is why abortion clinics are often required to inform women of the adverse effects of the procedure. Think of that one…

It’s Your Last Chance to Make 2016 Count

This season of year-end giving is coming to a close, and we want to say thank you. Not only is year-end giving incredible since it aligns with the season of generosity and togetherness, it also allows donors to offset their taxes by supporting non-profits they believe in. We are so thankful for those of you…

Why We March

In September of 2015, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion began popping up all over social media, creating a digital community of women who were “shouting” their abortion experiences in the form of tweets, videos, Facebook posts, etc. This is the “new movement” on the pro-choice side–it’s personal and it’s effective and it’s changing the landscape surrounding the…

Why Does Giving Matter?

What are the most valuable things in your life? For me, in monetary terms, it’d be my car, guitar, and computer. Giving up any of those would be pretty major for me, but far greater than the value of any material resources is the value of the people I love. Sometimes you don’t know what…

Daria’s Story

The following story comes from The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford in Rockford, IL. “How did I get here?” I asked myself. I was standing in the bathroom of a gas station with a pregnancy test sitting on the lid of the trash receptacle next to me. I watched as the symbols slowly appeared on…

That Awkward Moment When Planned Parenthood Says They Care

“Care. No matter what.” That’s the motto of Planned Parenthood, plastered right there at the top of their website in bright, bold letters. Whenever pro-life legislation lands on a governor’s desk or legislators threaten to cut off taxpayer funding to clinics that offer abortion services, abortion groups like Planned Parenthood woefully cry that their only…

Birth Choice Offers Women Real Hope

  Birth Choice is one of our new affiliate pregnancy centers located in San Marcos, CA. They very recently brought in a Stork Bus and are excited about the opportunities that come along. I recently interviewed Heidi Hill, the CEO of Birth Choice.   Tell me a bit about your Pregnancy Center. We have two locations; one…

Abortion and Knee Surgery Are the Same – Right?

Rewire recently published an interesting piece on the state of women making decisions about abortion. The article, written by Nicole Knight, is titled, “New Research Eviscerates Widespread Anti-Choice Myth.” Ah, don’t you just love loaded language? The “research” they cite refers to a study that shows that women feel more certain about their decision to…

What Happens When Feelings Matter More Than Life

Life, I’ve often been told, is a balancing act: Balancing work schedules, carving out time for family, choosing healthier food, making time for exercise and recreation, and the list can go on and on. Learning how to balance equally important things is essential in a world of competing values, ideas, and actions. At times, that balancing…

Adopt a Love Story

Since November is National Adoption month, we’ve been featuring a variety of adoption stories. Today, on the last day of this month, we want to share about an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts. Adopt A Love Story empowers families to overcome the financial obstacles to adoption by providing them with…

3 Ways to Transform Your #GivingTuesday

This Tuesday, November 29th is the 5th annual #GivingTuesday. But what is this day really about and how does giving actually make a difference? #GivingTuesday jumps off the charitable season by celebrating and encouraging giving and philanthropy. At Save the Storks we focus on love, compassion, and action. All year long we work with our pregnancy center…

Joy in the Midst of Loss

I recently had the honor of hearing a very brave woman speak to a room full of almost one hundred women about her experience with abortion. As she told her story, I was struck by much of what she had to share. She said her sister was the only one who told her she was…

Allison’s Story

The following story comes from The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford in Rockford, IL. Overcome by emotion, Allison stepped into the Stork Bus. She was thirty-one and a mother of four children. Fears filled her head… She feared the possibility of having to care for another child on her own. She loved her four children,…