Thursday, January 21, 2010

CARE NET ON ROE ANNIVERSARY: PREGNANCY CENTERS FLOURISH YET ENDURE NUMEROUS STATE ATTACKS


Care Net issued the following press release on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

LANSDOWNE, VA – On the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Care Net President Melinda Delahoyde said the pro-life pregnancy center movement is flourishing and contributing to the growing culture of life across the nation. Yet, because of the movement’s effectiveness, abortion advocacy groups are mounting an increasing number of attacks in state and local governments across the country, she said. “The compassionate outreach of pregnancy centers is infectious and our movement is growing,” Delahoyde said. “Yet these numerous attacks on pregnancy centers call for a new level of support and partnership to defend their critical work.”

Delahoyde provided the following actions items for supporting the pregnancy center movement:

  • Become a positive force for change by joining the Inspire Life campaign. Download and share new Inspire Life PSAs by Grammy-award winner Rebecca St. James.
  • Help tell the amazing story of pregnancy centers with local legislators, city and county council members, the media, on your blog, and elsewhere. Download and share the new national report on their work, “A Passion to Serve, A Vision for Life.”
  • Contact a local pregnancy center and ask how you can help to advocate for their work. Find your local center at www.optionline.org and click on “Find a Center.”
  • Track the work of groups like NARAL and Feminist Majority Foundation in your state. Learn about their legislative attacks on pregnancy centers in Virginia, Washington (also see SB 6452), Maryland, and other states. Contact your representatives in these states to defend pregnancy centers.
  • Pray that the good work of pregnancy centers, the beauty of all human life, and the importance of compassionate outreach to women facing unplanned pregnancies would be communicated clearly throughout our nation.

Tune in online to the Blogs4life.com annual conference on January 22nd at 8:30 am ET to hear Care Net’s Kristin Hansen speak about the nationwide attacks on pregnancy centers and how you can help!

3 comments:

BeckyWrightSongs said...

I too was pressured to have an abortion at the age of 18, but God miraculously intervened-- and am I GLAD! I am now a mom of 9 children (4 biologically, 3 stepchildren, 2 adopted from foster care), and a Christian singer/songwriter whose music and ministry focuses on adoption, foster care, orphans, and pro-life ministry! God is so good!! Like you, I desire to spread the joy and hope of giving women in crisis pregnancy situations a choice for LIFE (like, through adoption). I'd love to share a brand new song called "Act of Life" that I'm giving away FREE for anyone who wants the download, here: www.beckywrightsongs.com May it bring hope, healing, and save many lives! In His love, Becky Wright

Gloria said...

Thank you, Melinda Delahoyde and CareNet National! My first response to Jehmu’s accusations was anger. However, God quickly softened my heart for Jehmu and the lies she believes about Focus and the many pregnancy centers helping women today. As you watch the interview, you will see Jehmu’s eyes blinking excessively, which I believe, is a well-known indicator of someone who is lying. Let’s pray for Jehmu that God will soften her heart and remove the blinders from her eyes to see the truth. I believe Jim Daly said it best, “Jehmu, I’m glad your mom chose life for you!”

ifs said...

Without organization such as CareNet National a lot of woman would end up hurt and confused about the decisions which they made in their past due to lack of hop and love. Keep up the good work.