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Why pro-life ministry is so challenging — and why that’s a good thing

June 2018
By: Susanne Maynes
We were almost to our goal. “Lisa” had been meeting with me for over two months for post-abortion recovery. Having realized that her past substance abuse was directly related to her abortions, she was engaged in the process, doing the hard emotional work necessary for her healing. We&rs...
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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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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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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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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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