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A Different Kind of Prejudice

October 2009
By: Anonymous
When I first became a PCC counselor, it wasn't unusual for me to meet with women who had children in state custody or who were battling drug, alcohol, or other addictions. It seemed as though the majority of my clients were on multiple forms of state assistance, and sometimes I saw women who could a...
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The Secret to Counseling the Abortion-Minded Client

April 2009
By: Diane Ramirez
"What are your plans if your test is positive?" "I'm going to abort," she answers. You thought you were prepared to counsel the abortion-minded client after taking the pregnancy center volunteer training. Instead of enthusiasm, you feel dread. Perhaps you are pondering ...
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Reaching the Post-Modern, Abortion-Minded Client

January 2009
By: Anna Somers
In the 1950s, if you were counseling an abortion-minded woman, you would probably appeal to her sense of morality. Abortion is illegal. Abortion kills your baby. Simply put, abortion is wrong. Much has changed in five decades. Now, abortion is not only legal, but also staunchly protected by the n...
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The Phone Call

October 2008
By: Rita Williams
The answer to 'Can I get an appointment for an abortion?' is never no. The scariest phone call anyone working at a pregnancy center can receive is the one inquiring about an abortion. You know the person on the other end has only one intent and that is to find a way to get an abortion. Many pregn...
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What Is She Leaving With?

April 2008
By: Rita Williams
Twenty years ago as I was about to enter Planned Parenthood, a man approached me and asked me not to go in there. At first, I was taken aback and offended that he was in my "bubble." However, the more he talked, the more I listened. Eventually I followed him to a crisis pregnancy center no...
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