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March 2020 Letter: A Father’s Story

“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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February 2020 Letter: Sherrie’s Story

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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January 2020 Letter: Taylor’s Story

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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November 2019 Letter: Rayna’s Story

“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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July 2019 Letter: Carol & Jamal’s Story

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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June 2019 Letter: Marcy’s Story

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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May 2019 Letter: Alexa and Steve’s Story

Those who promote abortion have shaped a culture in which families will abort for any reason—or no reason at all. Maybe you’ve seen the movie “Unplanned,” the true story of a young woman who leaves her job as the Director of a Planned Parenthood to become one of the pro-life movement’s leading advocates.  The movie’s…

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April 2019 Letter: Sondra’s Story

“How can I be sure this never happens again?” was her question. It was late December when Sondra first visited us. Her fear of an unplanned pregnancy evaporated when the test was negative. But Sondra knew that she had to make a change. Far from God and experimenting with casual relationships, Sondra had become completely…

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March 2019 Letter: Edgar’s Story

“You’re reaching abortion vulnerable women with ultrasound,” a friend recently remarked, “So why do you do STD testing and treatment? Isn’t that off mission?” At first, these two services seemed unrelated to my friend. But as our Women’s Choice Network staff engages with young clients who visit for STD testing, we are more convinced than…

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Sarah’s Story

Who are the “typical” clients that visit Women’s Choice Network? Perhaps you have some assumptions about who we serve and what their needs might be. But did you know that only about 12% of our clients are teenagers? 40% are between age 20 and 24. 30% range from 25 to 29 years old. Nearly 10%…

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