Entries for the 'Pregnancy' Category
By: Sarah Bentley
Today approximately 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people are living with HIV in America, emphasis on living! Thankfully the treatment for HIV has greatly improved and a person can now live a much longer, normal life*. This means that a person who is HIV-negative has the potential to meet a significant othe...
By: Angela Lanfranchi
There is a cancer-reducing benefit to carrying and delivering a baby. Abortion offers the opposite result—breast cancer probability goes up for women with an abortion in their past. This is linked to the process that breast tissue undergoes during pregnancy.
MOST OF THE MATURATION NEEDED FO...
By: Thomas Glessner and Audrey Stout
Media outlets such as Time Magazine and Reuters have provided extensive coverage to an article recently published as "Original Research" and entitled, "The Comparative Safety of Legal Induced Abortion and Childbirth in the United States," by Raymond and Grimes in the Feb, 2012 journal Obstetrics &am...
By: Susan Graves
This fictional vignette describes some of the thoughts and emotions a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy may experience.
The course of my life would be changed forever. It wasn't as if a smile spread across my boyfriend's face when I gave him the news. Rather, his once-adoring gaze that could infu...
By: Anne Schroeder
I was thirty-six and in the middle of the-mother-of-all-prideful-battles with my husband, Steve. We were hardly even speaking to each other. I was tired of our life. Tired of him. Tired of him being tired of me. But an ironic thing happened.
My body told me the day after, but in those days before h...
By: Kim LeBlanc
The privilege I have to talk with women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy is rewarding, frustrating, and challenging. Women in that position often feel like they don't have a choice and just want the situation to go away!
My job as a peer counselor is to show them they do have choice...
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...
Posted in: General
, Church Relations
, PCC Services
, Tera Hilliard
, Sexual Purity
By: Tammy Tate
Few events in a family's life bring more excitement and joy than the anticipation of a new baby. Suddenly, conversations are all about babies — baby names, nursery themes, baby showers, and the list goes on. However, for some parents, joy suddenly becomes heartache when the unexpe...
Posted in: Counseling
, Tammy Tate