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Women don't get pregnant

July 2020
By: Stuart Carver
Myths have always been a part of the human experience. Here are a few examples: bats are blind, elephants are afraid of mice, and mustard seeds are the smallest seeds. Do you still believe any of these myths? Google them later. Right now, we are actually going to look at something far more import...
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One volunteer's testimony

July 2020
By: Ann L. Coker
May 1993 marked my third year as a volunteer counselor at a pregnancy care center. My timeslot was Friday afternoons, but it was like any other day at the center when counselors struggled not only with the clients' needs but also with our own inadequacies.  The problems of sexual promisc...
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Don't underestimate the importance of environmental messaging

January 2020
By: Andrew Mollison
Your pregnancy care center is speaking all the time, and not just through the voices of the people. The physical objects that surround the users are sending messages of their own. The environment in which you work can either support your mission or it can hinder it. But either way, it’s commun...
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How does teaching purity fit into your center?

June 2018
By: Rebecca Hughes
Sixteen years ago, The Delton Women’s Center began to take shape--first in the hearts, minds, and prayers of people in the faith community, and ultimately as a physical presence with an ambitious mission. It would be a pregnancy center devoted to sharing Christ, affirming life, and helping oth...
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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) experienced a moment of panic. A coworker had learned through social media that a local pro-choice group planned show up at the center to pro...
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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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Preserving a Dying Legacy

October 2010
By: Tera Hilliard
"I am a Black American and a great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington, who led the poorest and most illiterate among his race up from slavery shortly after the end of the Civil War. When I speak on his legacy, I reflect on the fact that the history of our race in the United States has always been...
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