A High School tennis star with dreams of a scholarship, a Christian college student with plans for the mission field, an addict with no hope for a stable future, a single mom with 2 kids living in a beautiful suburban neighborhood. What do all four of these women have in common? All had one question: Am I pregnant? The simple answer for each one was “yes.” All are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering abortion. But whether living in the City's highest risk neighborhoods or attending our most expensive private schools, these women need answers to life's deeper questions.
An unplanned pregnancy is both a crisis and an opportunity. It stops us in our tracks and forces us to make decisions on many levels. Marriage? Parenting? Adoption? A sonogram reveals issues that have been buried in denial. Break up? Rehab? Reconciliation?
All four of these women are in unhealthy relationships. All needed pregnancy tests and STD tests. All were given the opportunity to see their sonogram. But best of all, these women were able to talk with professionals and trained peer counselors about life's most important questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? Where am I going?
At the Women's Choice Network, we seek to meet the needs of the whole person. Our visit may begin with a simple pregnancy test but true transformation occurs over months and years through long term caring relationships.
Three of these women chose life last month…one is still deciding the fate of her unborn child. Thank you so much for your faithful support as we continue to care for these four and hundreds like them. As part of the Network of Life, you make the difference.
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
With a heart full of thanks,
Amy Scheuring, Executive Director
The Miracle of Life
Watch a baby develop in the womb, compliments of Hyperpixels Media.
Human life is not an achievement. It is an endowment, a gift from the Creator. It has measureless value, because every human being, at every stage of development and every state of consciousness, is known and loved by God.
This is the source of human dignity, the basis for human equality, and the reason for human sanctity. It must therefore be asserted without exception or qualification: No one is worthless whom God has created and for whom Christ died. (Adapted from That They May Have Life, The Lutheran Church Missouri–Synod, The President’s Commission the Sanctity of Life, 1997.)