How a Client Advocate is Giving Women Real Choices.

My friend Marie is a client advocate at a pregnancy resource center. She occasionally shares bits and pieces of stories about what she encounters at work. She can’t be specific, so mostly she is asking for prayers for those she serves. I get vague details like “please pray for a young abortion-vulnerable woman today to…

The Answer Isn’t Planned Parenthood – The Answer is You!

We’re on the precipice of a new chapter in American history – one that hopefully does not include the largest anti-woman and anti-family organization in the country. And with the final bow from Planned Parenthood, who will be the next voice that rises to frame the nation’s views on women, pregnancy, children, and family? Regardless of…

Why Coercing a Woman Into Abortion Isn’t Pro-Choice

This week, Lila Rose, President and Founder of Live Action, released a video conversation with former Planned Parenthood employees. This conversation covers abortion quotas, incentives, and the despair that is peddled to their patients. I find it interesting that our detractors choose to paint the life-movement as barrier creators. They claim our motives are deceptive…

A Christian Response to Defunding Planned Parenthood

Dear Christian, Several years ago while watching an eye-opening documentary on human trafficking, my heart was gripped, and I felt compelled to do something. But as I sat there considering the scope of the crisis, millions in slavery, I gave up before I even began. Maybe you can relate. This post however, seeks to help…

Maybe the Pro-Life Definition is Fine Just As It Is

We read the same articles all the time. They critique the pro-life movement for not actually being pro-life, and they’re generally all written along these lines: “You can’t be pro-life if you support capital punishment.”   “You aren’t pro-life if you don’t support universal healthcare.” “You can’t be pro-life and also support gun ownership.” “You…

An Equal and Opposite Reaction

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. – Newton, 1687 When Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, known as the Wartime Prohibition Act, on January 16, 1919, they had no idea how the American people would react. Going into effect on July 1st of that year, the well-meaning desire to see alcoholism and…

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…

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…

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…

Quit Limiting Women – Adoption is an Option

Recently, I’ve read several articles telling me adoption isn’t a viable alternative for women faced with an unexpected pregnancy. I find this a bit alarming because it seems to reduce a woman’s choice to only two categories. Not only is this setting up a logical flaw, but it is also misleading. Adoption is an option…

Do You Have an Ethical View of Life?

In April of 2003, Dr. Francis Collins announced the completion of the Human Genome Project. As a result, advances in science and healthcare have progressed with lightning speed. The promise of the genomic era is here, and with it comes a growing plethora of ethical challenges.     Genetic tests are developing rapidly and are helping…

A Note to the Church on Election Day

During the 2016 election cycle, the very fabric of our nation seemed to be ripping apart. Families turned on families in heated dialogues about who should rule our country, and what the ruling principles should be. Godly people differed in their opinions and approaches. Friends declined to say who they were voting for to avoid…

We’re Stronger Together

At Save the Storks, we believe the command to love is a call to action. Whenever we face an injustice, we have to make a decision. Unless we turn away in apathy, we must choose between a spirit of anger or a spirit of grief and brokenness. And in turning to grief and brokenness, we…