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…

We Heard the News on Sunday Morning

It was Sunday – one of the greatest mass shooting in U.S. history had happened in the middle of the night at a nightclub in Orlando. We were in church when we found out, and all we knew was there were fifty people dead. A murky mix of facts and theories trickled in throughout the…

Three Reasons the Abortion Pill Isn’t a Quick Fix

We live in the age of the quick fix — of Sparknotes and Advil and microwaves. Perhaps it’s human nature to desire the quickest possible fix to any given problem, but it certainly seems like our society more than ever exalts this idea. All our medicines and beauty treatments promise to be “fast acting” or…

Sherri’s Story

The following story comes from Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon in Rincon, GA My name is Sherri. I am 21 year old full-time student working my way through college. It’s nothing short of exhausting! With the constant pressure of school, my pregnancy was definitely an added burden. How would I have the time to raise…

Saved Through Child Bearing | Dawn’s Story

“I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold; I’d rather be His than have riches untold; I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands; I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand.” The tears ran freely when this hymn was sung in church this morning. It was the same hymn that caused me to stop…

Are We the Ultrasound Generation?

Is this the ultrasound generation? That’s the question Mattie Kahn asked in her recent piece for Lenny Letters. “Is it true that more millennials believe abortion should be outlawed compared to previous generations?” she asks. “If they do, how did social media influence them? And how many “likes” would it take to make, say, me…

We All Have That Blue Cat Shirt

My son has this shirt. It’s a little big, very blue and on the front is a picture of a cat reading a book. I bought it thinking it was super cute, and it reminded me of illustrations from my childhood, for some reason. Last week, I came across it and realized it may now…

The False Dichotomy of Abortion and Miscarriage

Last week Valerie Tarico wrote an article for Salon discussing the “abortions” of caribou, orcas, and humans. You didn’t know caribou or orcas had abortions? Yeah, neither did I. Tarico opens the article with, “Spontaneous abortion, also known as miscarriage, is an ordinary but important part of normal reproduction – one of several ways that…

Technology is Changing Your Parenting

Ashley Noelle and Carol Anne Kemp are two of our bloggers. They are mamas, talented writers, and passionate women. Recently, we asked them about their thoughts on technology. Here’s what they said.   In what ways have you seen technology shape your parenting? I honestly don’t think I could’ve made it through those first few…

The Truth About Pregnancy Resource Centers

Recently, Huffington Post published an article stating how awful and terrifying crisis pregnancy centers are. I interviewed Amy, the director of a “life affirming pregnancy resource ministry” in a college town to get actual facts and get to the bottom of what does and does not go on at these kinds of centers. Tell me…

Hannah’s Story

My name is Hannah and I have a wonderful boyfriend. Yes, the kind of guy that gives you butterflies every time he walks by. It’s not just that though. We’re serious, we have dreams for our future. I’ve always wanted to be pregnant one day. We’ve discussed having children in our future. But now? I’m…