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EnCOURAGE one another

January 2018
By: Michele D. Shoun
Pregnancy care centers are in the business of encouragement. Their stock in trade is reaching out to women who are being encouraged (or forced) to abort their babies. Indeed, if ever there was a misuse of the word “encourage” it’s in connection with taking an easy way out!  W...
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What to do when protesters show up

September 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Plans for the September 9 walk were proceeding smoothly, and then Shelly Burkhart, executive director at HerChoice (formerly Bowling Green Pregnancy Services) had a moment of panic. A coworker had learned through social media that a local pro-choice group planned show up at the center to protest.&nb...
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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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Letter from the president

June 2015
By: Tom Lothamer
Dear friends, You noticed that At the Center went missing for a few years. I trust you’re happy it’s online with new articles. You can also see there’s been a change in ATC’s look, thanks to the guys at K-Data Systems. We trust you’ll be able to easily navigate to fin...
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Partnering with a center in another country

June 2015
By: Michele D. Shoun
Pregnancy care centers in the United States know the value of collaboration. They find strength and encouragement in joining regional, state, or national coalitions. Such partnerships solve problems together and share best practices. They serve to unify the movement as a whole and provide a source o...
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