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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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They come to us

January 2017
By: Ann L. Coker
Sitting before me in the counseling room is a young girl whose life is “sitting on empty.” She just endures life. For her, life may not have been kind or just. She wants only to make it through another day and without this pressing problem of pregnancy. She has come to me. That’s t...
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Combat human trafficking: Policy recommendations

January 2017
By: Darlene Pawlik
Pregnancy resource centers have a unique opportunity to fight the injustice of human trafficking. Most pregnancy centers have policy manuals that specify how volunteers and staff treat clients, guests and one another. They provide protocols to support women as they choose life in unplanned or crisis...
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She needs to know, and you need to persevere

June 2016
By: Ann L. Coker
With clipboard on my lap I faced my client and wrote down her answers to questions on the intake form. She was not slow to answer but she gave only brief information. She had finished high school but not gone on for further education. Unmarried and living with friends, she took responsibility for he...
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Handling hard cases: Rape

June 2016
By: Rebecca Kiessling
Having been involved in pro-life ministry since 1995 (including serving on the board of one pregnancy center, on the advisory board of another, and speaking at dozens of PCC fundraisers every year) I feel I can be of help to centers in my area of expertise – rape, incest, and fetal abnormaliti...
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How PCCs can help victims of human trafficking

December 2015
By: Michele D. Shoun
Human trafficking worldwide – both labor and sex trafficking – has 20.9 million people in its grip. Sadly, slavery is not a thing of the past. An estimated 1.5 million people are being exploited this way in North America. A vast majority of the cases that have been detected in...
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