I can remember the moment like it was yesterday. I had just found out I was pregnant. But no, it couldn’t be… I was a national pro life speaker. I was a Christian. I was Engaged, not married. I was scared but I had hope. I had hope because I KNEW the right decision to make and I was surrounded by a community of pro-life friends and family.
Sometimes we are faced with moments and decisions in our lives that are scary, unexpected, unplanned, uncomfortable and difficult where we have to make some tough decisions involving ourselves and others that matter to us. For the first time in my life I understood what some girls go through when faced with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Of course, I knew from the moment I found out that I was pregnant that I would choose life and while its not always that simple for some, I understood some of the confusion, joy, grief, embarrassment, uncertainty and the weight on my shoulders that these women and families face that are entering into our Pregnancy Resource Centers all over the world.
While my situation was different than the women walking through our PRC’s doors since I am a pro-life speaker, my heart and my child were no different. My daughter, now 7 months, was as valued by our God as any other woman and child entering a PRC. She was defended, secured and protected while many are not. My heart breaks to know that many are not defended and protected when my God created them just as precious, valuable and darling as my Sadie-June.
We, the pro-lifers and the church, need to acknowledge, fight on behalf of, and secure the funding/functioning of Pregnancy Resource Centers across our country and across the world. A pregnancy center could have changed my birth mothers mind had she been told that she was worth it, she was valuable and that she could do it (the opposite of what she was told at the time.) While that wasn’t the plan (since God had much bigger plans for my life and my story), I cant help but imagine what it would be like it we, the church and the pro-lifers, did EVERYTHING we could to secure the stability of PRC’s so that many other women will know that they are valuable, worth it and that they CAN do it. How many more would be saved from abortion? How many more would be spared from abortion?
Please join with me in supporting your local Pregnancy Resource Center because the women and families entering these clinics are worth it and they DESERVE IT! Im sure you’ve heard this before if you have attended a PRC or a PRC fundraiser banquet…but can you really say that you are doing all that you can do? I know I can’t. I will be making some changes in order to better support my local PRC. What more can you do?
I am passionate about life & God in a down-to-earth & personal way.