Today, I am so excited to share with you a guest post that I wrote for CatholicHousehold.com detailing my experiences volunteering as a peer counselor at a Crisis Pregnancy Center. One aspect of my work there involved meeting with women considering having an abortion. If you are curious to learn what that looks like, please head over to http://www.catholichousehold.com/inside-pregnancy-center-manipulation-unconditional-love/ . Here is an excerpt:
“After volunteering at a Pregnancy Resource Center, abortion is no longer primarily a political position, or a catchy slogan. Nor is it a nameless, faceless evil that is far removed from everyday life. It becomes something real and personal. It has a face and a name. It is “Rachel,” the woman who cries herself to sleep every night holding the ultrasound picture of the unborn baby she was pressured into aborting. It is “Sarah,” who continues to grieve the abortion she had decades ago. It is “Anna,” the teenager who describes her previous abortion as “the worst experience” of her life. It is “Jake,” the man who came to tell his story of manipulating his former girlfriend to have an abortion; with tears in his eyes, he asked that his story be told so that his unborn child’s death will not have been in vain. . .”
This is the project I referred to last week. It has been a difficult and emotional post to write, but I hope that it will prove useful in raising awareness about the important work done by Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
Please consider donating to our local Pregnancy Center if you are able https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/website/home/?e=5628 . As you can see in the article, our center provides essential services to the women and children of our community.
Please share the article to raise awareness of the important work of Crisis Pregnancy Centers!
Have you ever worked at a Pregnancy Center, or in another part of the pro-life movement? I would love to hear about your experiences positive or negative in the comments. Please remember to keep it civil; disagreement is fine, insults are not. Thanks!
Hello! I was a peer counselor and ultrasound tech at our local PRC for several years and still work with them in various supporting roles. Being a part of this ministry has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It is a privilege to be able to offer compassion and support to women and men in life changing situations. I have seen and felt intense pain in my work. Yet, the peace and joy I find there is unsurpassable. The staff and volunteers are beautiful people, and God is working miracles through them. God bless the work you do for life!
Thank you so much for your witness. It is such a life changing ministry both for the counselors and the women they serve! God Bless!