A Baby’s Miraculous Journey

Have you ever felt like you should call a pre-natal baby a fetus or an embryo, or maybe even a zygote, because if you called him or her a baby, that might just be too controversial?  It’s as though talking about what happens in the womb is somehow off limits, because it makes pre-natal children…

Be a Stork Superhero on Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday 2018 Today we announced details about our 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign! Our goal is to raise $90,000 and we know we can reach this with the support of you, our Stork Superheroes. 100% of funds raised up to the goal amount will go towards grants for Stork Buses in 2019 and 2020. Stork Superheroes are…

A Choice for Two

The Compassion Care Center Mobile crew parks in front of the abortion clinic. Their blessing bags with information and goodies are ready to be given to any woman who wants one. It’s a very busy morning for the abortion clinic, women kept the door rotating throughout the morning. No one responds to the invitations for…

How an Encounter with a Homeless Woman Resulted in Adoption, Love, Compassion and Action

Police Officer Jesse Whitten and wife Ashley, former Save the Storks team members, share their personal testimony of connecting with a homeless woman and later adopting her baby. Harlow Whitten has a safe place to call home because of her new parents. Jesse and Ashley Whitten adopted their six-month-old daughter after befriending Harlow’s biological mother…

Planned Parenthood transformed into Pregnancy Center

When Planned Parenthood moved into Bettendorf, Iowa, offering abortions to the community,  fervent prayer warriors fasted and prayed for three weeks in a little trailer on property directly across from the abortion clinic. In 2002, Bettendorf welcomed its first pregnancy help medical clinic, the Women’s Choice Center. This clinic was built exactly where those women…

“I’d like to share something that I’ve never told anyone before.” How compassion and vulnerability can change the abortion conversation.

“I’d like to share something that I’ve never told anyone before.” Nearly every time I speak at a church, someone approaches me after the service with some variation of that statement, followed by the story of their abortion. After I shared on a recent Sunday morning, a woman old enough to be my grandmother stepped…

Music Video for Eminem’s “River” Shows How Abortion Affects Men

Live Action News – Last December, rapper Eminem released a new album, “Revival.” The first single, titled “River,” has received heavy airplay on radios and is currently rising on the Billboard charts. But the song has gained notoriety because of its heavy subject matter: abortion. The lyrics not only discuss abortion, but show deep regret and pain, in…

“I Chose Life and God Changed Mine”: One Woman’s Story of Finding Unexpected Joy in an Unplanned Pregnancy

Seven years ago this fall, Lauren Urrea felt her world was crashing into a million pieces as she faced the undeniable, yet somehow unbelievable, reality that she was pregnant. For the first time in her life, Lauren found herself questioning—even if for a brief moment—her most foundational beliefs about God, family, career and most importantly,…

Hey Guys, Man Up — Abortion Is Your Issue Too

One of the most typical assertions in our culture today is that abortion is only a women’s issue and therefore men have no place in the discussion. This argument is a favorite among abortion advocates and is sometimes even adopted by people who identify themselves as pro-life. It is a simple assumption which frames a…

Do Pro-Lifers Care Too Much About Abortion?

A common charge that is brought against pro-life advocates is that they are too obsessed with abortion. In a way, it is an understandable reaction. The abortion issue is very uncomfortable for a lot of people, so it’s not surprising that most do not want to hear about it very often. The common feeling is…

How Tolerance Around Abortion is Ending Lives in America

The practice of tolerance is essential to a peaceful society. Tolerance is defined as “A fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from one’s own.” Indeed, without deference towards the beliefs and opinions of others—even when we believe them to be incorrect—our world would be in a frantic state of…

3 Reasons Adoption is Better than Abortion

Is adoption really an alternative to abortion? This question used to be easier for me to answer. I thought it was fairly cut and dry – one ends in life, the other in death, and the only other difference was roughly nine months. But then I became a mom. I realized that pregnancy and childbirth…