REIMAGINING THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT
It all started in the Bronx, with one van that inspired some visionary questions:
What if there was a way to reach abortion-vulnerable women right where they are, right where they live and work? What if there were people who loved these women enough to invest their time in providing the care and resources needed to truly give them the freedom to choose?
That would revolutionize what it means to be pro-life.
Here at Save the Storks, those are the “what ifs” that we want to make reality. Beginning in 2012, we have realized this mission by partnering with Pregnancy Resource Centers all across America, and our prayerful hope is that we’ve only just begun.
We’re here for them.
PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS
There is only so much we can do behind the scenes. We partner with pregnancy resource centers across the country who are the immediate conduit for the love, compassion, and action that we believe God calls us to. Equipped with their very own mobile medical units, affectionately called “Stork Buses,” these centers are able to bring the vital medical care of free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds right to the women who need them most.
Our affiliates do a fantastic job of providing spiritual, emotional, and material support to the women in their communities.
Given the vital importance of these centers, we have expanded our ministry to support them and raise awareness of the work that they are doing. Along with equipping centers for mobile medical ministry, we offer a number of counseling and consulting services in hopes of enabling them to more efficiently and effectively serve their unique communities.
Their hard work and impact continually inspire us to dream bigger, hope more radically, and look forward toward our joint goal of making abortion unthinkable.
Our mission at Save the Storks is to reimagine the pro-life movement.
How we’ll do this
- Change the language and conversation around pro-life
- Create innovative ways to engage and serve abortion-vulnerable women and save babies
- Equip grassroots leaders with strategies and tools to provide love, compassion, and action to women in crisis pregnancies
- Mobilize cultural influencers to create catalytic change
We have a big vision
One of our deepest desires is to change the conversation around the pro-life movement. We don’t want to engage the current debate; we want to reimagine it. We want to shift the focus away from divisive language to a dialogue of hope and true empowerment, by meeting women in their time of need with love, compassion, and action that supports them no matter what. Our mission is to move hearts and minds, enabling them to see that life, whatever the circumstance, is always worth celebrating.
We invite you to help us reimagine the meaning of pro-life.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We adhere to the statement of faith that is expressed in the Nicene Creed.
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
We confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and we look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
OUR FOUNDING STORY
Rather than going on a traditional honeymoon, Joe and Ann Baker took a year-long road trip to raise funds and inspire America with a new expression of pro-life. Together they founded Save the Storks in 2010 to take free ultrasounds and pregnancy tests to women who needed them most. By innovating the Stork Bus, the Bakers and the Storks team helped extend the reach of pregnancy resource centers across the country.
In 2019, Joe and Ann stepped down from their roles at Storks to pursue new business ventures. Joe Baker was given the title of CEO emeritus to recognize his work during his tenure, and Diane Ferraro was named permanent CEO of Save the Storks.
We are honored to continue the legacy Joe and Ann began. They stepped out with great faith to revolutionize the pro-life movement, and we are seeing God honor their mission. Save the Storks seeks to live with the same dedicated faith, boldness, and sacrifice its founders invested from the very start. We thank the Bakers for all their hard work, sacrifice, and determination to make a difference for life.
Thank you, Joe, for founding Save the Storks and serving as our CEO through December 2019.