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Hannah's Home

January 2010
By: Debby Lynch
Her name was Hannah. In her culture, a childless woman was considered a failure — an embarrassment to her husband. A child was a source of labor for the family, an important part of society's economic structure. Hannah was deeply troubled; she was barren. She prayed out of great anguish and gr...
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The Foundational Issue of Our Times

July 2009
By: Thomas Glessner
I was encouraged recently by the results of a Gallup public opinion poll on abortion taken in May. The poll found 51 percent of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" and 42 percent "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup be...
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AT THE COLLEGE TOWN CENTER: Saying Hello

April 2009
By: Marcia Warmkessel
I have served as a center executive director and client services director for 13 years in a small college town pregnancy resource center. Client outreach is my hearts' work, and I have returned to that role recently. A center like ours has the rural center blessings and challenges as well as an obvi...
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A Person's a Person, No Matter How Small

April 2009
By: Thomas Glessner
Dr. Suess, the beloved children's author, wrote a delightful children's story titled "Horton Hears A Who." This is a story about a creature named Horton who discovers a tiny microscopic land named Whoville. Inhabiting this tiny world are creatures named "Whos" that are too tiny for the naked eye to ...
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The 2008 Election Results and Its Impact upon Pregnancy Resource Centers

January 2009
By: Thomas Glessner
There is no way to ignore the clear results of the election of 2008. The pro-life movement was taken to the cleaners as increased numbers of pro-abortion politicians on both the state and federal levels were elected. In addition, several states voted against the protection of life in ballot initiati...
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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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