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What's she worth?

June 2017
By: Ann L. Coker
I met her first in the waiting room of our rural crisis pregnancy center. I overheard her boyfriend speak into her sad face: “I can’t believe you think you might have some disease. Who else have you been with?”  As I talked with this 16-yr-old in the counseling room, I tried ...
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More than one way to "hold them back"

June 2017
By: Stephanie Garcia
Many years ago I heard that pregnancy care centers were places where the pieces were compassionately put back together when people's lives fell apart. But there was another option -- one that just might hold a young person back before he or she tumbled off that precipice in the first place (Proverbs...
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How churches (and Christian schools) can prevent abortion

June 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Most women who obtain abortions say they rarely attend church, if at all. According to the research, Protestants are actually under-represented in the population of women having abortions. But it's troubling to learn that "one in five abortion patients [of those who report a religious affiliation] i...
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Summit roundup + plans for 2018

May 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Life Matters' staff came away with positive feelings about this year's Summit, and they were confirmed by our guests' evaluations. Here's what some had to say: [This Summit] has been a blessing to me not only in my pregnancy center contacts, but in my personal and family life. I appreciate the pure...
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What it's like to do pro-life ministry in India

January 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Abortion is very common in India – readily available and cheaply performed. It’s often referred to as “getting cleaned out,” which softens and obscures reality.  Often, a woman doesn’t understand what’s being done to her and her baby. Presentations for wo...
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Help for a Ugandan PCC

July 2016
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Justine Asiimwe is the executive director at The Comforter's Centre of Kampala, Uganda. She recently took over from Veronica Nakyewe, who got married and moved to the U.S. In May, Justine sent the following email to Life Matters Worldwide:  It gives us joy and strength to know that people out...
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