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How the pro-life movement continues to help women and children during COVID-19

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As the abortion industry strengthens its efforts to profit from abortion and reduce restrictions on the abortion pill, the pro-life movement is working more diligently than ever to support women and their preborn children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Though abortion businesses are being held to a different standard in a way that endangers the lives of women during the outbreak, pro-life groups remain committed to reducing the country’s death toll by saving women and their babies. 

In the last month alone, the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, Ohio, saw a 33 percent increase in clients who initially thought abortion was the only solution to their pregnancy. With a 200 percent increase in demand for diapers and formula, the team has increased its outreach efforts by delivering material resources to families who are unable to travel to the location. However, this pregnancy center is far from the only one transforming the lives of women in the midst of a pandemic. 

Heartbeat International reported a 30 percent increase last month through its 24-hour Option Line, and the organization has continued to provide women with local support services during COVID-19. Through virtual counseling, drive-up diaper distributions, and other forms of assistance, CareNet has not stopped providing for women in their time of need. Another pro-life outreach group, Let Them Live, is continuing to offer financial assistance to pregnant women so they can feel confident in choosing life. 

 

“We have seen about the same number of women in need who are abortion-minded or have an abortion scheduled, but I would definitely say that the number of women who are just more scared than anything has increased,” Emily Berning, co-founder and president of Let Them Live, told Live Action News. “Many women just need a little bit of love and support.” 

Berning said the day-to-day challenges are the same, as her charitable organization is still forced to compete with abortion businesses. But Berning praised the donors to her organization and confirmed her group has been raising more money now than they did before the outbreak. 

“I think our donors (and people in general) realize that even though money may be tight, that the women we help are typically in a worse position and [donors] are still very generous with what they have to give,” Berning said. 

READ: Live Action webcast highlights needs of pregnancy resource centers amid pandemic

Berning says her organization’s motto is “Whoever saves one life saves the world entire” — a paraphrase from the Talmud, made famous by the movie, “Schindler’s List.” 

While pregnancy centers and groups like Let Them Live are offering vital resources to women, Planned Parenthood is prioritizing its role as an abortion provider. The abortion industry is looking to exploit women’s fears during a stressful period while the pro-life movement offers compassionate care. 

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