5 Misconceptions of Western Motherhood

My husband recently mentioned to a colleague that we were expecting again. (We have one daughter who is sixteen months and we are expecting a little boy this summer!) My husband is finishing up his second year of grad school, and when he made this announcement, his fellow student immediately replied, “What did you do that…

Grace’s Story

The following story comes from Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, IA. My name is Grace and I’m eighteen years old. I found out I was pregnant at the age of sixteen. My boyfriend and I decided to keep the baby. We love our little girl. She’s my entire life. I’ve sacrificed so much for her,…

Here’s Why Men Should Care About Abortion

The men’s lifestyle magazine, GQ, recently published an article titled Why Should a Man Care About Planned Parenthood? Drawing from his own experience, author Jozen Cummings details his first and only interaction within a Planned Parenthood some 15 years prior as a 20 year old sophomore. Like all it’s supporters, Cummings continues the mathematically false…

How Defunding is a Pro-Choice Option

When it comes to healthcare, pro-choice and pro-life people seem to agree that women deserve safe and comprehensive care before, during, and after pregnancy. It seems like everywhere we look there’s talk about “defunding” and we’d like to shift that mindset to one of “reallocation.” Many are concerned about low-income women who they feel might…

My Life as an Adopted Adult

Hi. My name is Caley. I have unruly red hair, brownish eyes (people say “did you know your eyes match your hair?!), and freckles. I feel most alive when I’m outdoors or making something with my hands. I describe things in my head when I’m alone, thinking of how I’d write them if someone were…

Storks is Helping to Message the Pro-Life Narrative

Storks was invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference to help inform others about the pro-life movement. Although as an organization we don’t actively engage in the pro-life issue in the political realm, we were incredibly thankful for the opportunity to meet with and thank those who do, engage in the conversation about life, and share the mission…

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…