At a recent staff meeting, I asked our team to look back at the year’s events. What was one of the year’s biggest blessings? And what was one challenge (yes, just one!)? I was amazed at the way challenges often became victories. Here are some of the staff members’ stories.  “I saw two sets of…

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Many of you know that this year is Women’s Choice Network’s 35th year in ministry here in Pittsburgh. And for most of those years, I’ve been blessed to be a part of the amazing work God is doing to save lives and transform families. So much has changed over those years. We’ve added sonogram services,…

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As you follow today’s headlines and consider the various conversations, I’m hoping to encourage you from a unique perspective that you and I share as supporters of Women’s Choice Network. We’ve all had to pause over this past few weeks to listen, pray, and do some soul searching. Rather than provide solutions or commentary, I’d…

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Only those services considered “essential” and “life sustaining” are open for business here in Allegheny County. And what better way to describe our work!  For dozens of families, we’ve been a vital partner as they make decisions to “sustain” the lives of their unborn children! During this COVID 19 crisis, Women’s Choice Network has been…

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“When he saw the baby on the ultrasound, that was it,” Karla told us, “We’re not going to get an abortion.”  Women’s Choice Network seeks to empower those most vulnerable to abortion to choose life. But did you know that when a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy, the father of the baby is the most influential…

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Someone asked me recently to describe a “normal” client. After thinking for a moment, I had to admit that there is nothing routine about our clients or the circumstances they face. And even though there are common cultural obstacles, we treat each client as unique. Instead of asking, “What’s wrong with her?” we must ask,…

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For Taylor, 2020 is a new year, a new decade, a newly found career, and a new story. When she and Troy walked into the Monroeville Center, they were unprepared for a positive pregnancy test. The ultrasound and our caring staff helped to bring 2020 vision to this unfocused couple. Their lives are now reframed…

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“I need an abortion.” On a daily basis, our WCN staff hears this short request from clients via text, email and phone. This particular email came from an 18 year old student living in the North Side. Our team members have learned to patiently listen to what the client wants and then present the services…

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Jamal and his wife, Carol visited our North Side Center last week. After nine years of marriage, they seemed like a happy couple ready to start a family. But when the pregnancy test result was positive, Carol surprising said that she had no interest in having a child and would simply go to an abortion…

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Maybe you’ve heard of 40 Days For Life, a national campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigils in front of local abortion clinics. Recently, while praying in front of Planned Parenthood, one of the Pittsburgh 40 Days participants called our Oakland Center hoping we could provide an ultrasound for a young lady she met on…

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