Abortion/Pre-Born

Paperdoll cutout of different people, symbolizing physical differences. The first figure, for example, is a person in a wheelchair, the second has a leg missing.

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I Used to be Anti-Abortion … Now I’m Pro-Life

Natalie Maxwell

Being pro-life is more than a bumper sticker or a picket sign. Being pro-life isn’t just about the words we say or the box we check on a ballot. Being pro-life is a way of life.

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Participants travel down Constitution Ave, NW in the March for Life

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Why We’ll March for Life in 2019

Don Morgan

The sanctity of human life has long been a core tenet of Focus on the Family’s identity. We’ll have a team at the 2019 March for Life because we’re passionate about speaking up for vulnerable preborn babies and promoting a culture of life.

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Sad woman Sitting In Empty Nursery hugging teddy

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Moving Forward After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth: Healing Your Broken Heart

When you lose a baby during pregnancy, not only do you have to accept the fact that you’re not going to bring your baby home, but you also have to deal with massive hormone shifts and unpredictable emotions that hit you like a wave you never saw coming.

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Don’t Deny Your Grief

Pam Vredevelt

It’s hard to see it through the pain of losing a baby, but denying or glossing over your grief doesn’t allow you to remember him or her with love. It doesn’t help you become the courageous, confident and healthy woman you truly want to be.

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Inviting God Into Your Pain

Pam Vredevelt

The loss of your baby tests your faith. When all you can see is your grief, it’s easy to lose sight of God. Will you invite Him to join you in your deepest pain?

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Sad woman Sitting In Empty Nursery hugging teddy

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Healing Your Broken Heart After a Miscarriage

Pam Vredevelt

When you lose a baby during pregnancy, not only do you have to accept the fact that you’re not going to bring your baby home, but you also have to deal with massive hormone shifts and unpredictable emotions that hit you like a wave you never saw coming.

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A closeup of a woman's hand writing with a pen in a journal

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A Letter to Chloe: Processing Your Grief After a Miscarriage

Pam Vredevelt

The grief of a pregnancy loss can challenge the deepest sense of who you are, your connection with others, with life and with God. My daughter and I have discovered that processing our pain in writing helps ease the hurt.

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Woman looking sad

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Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy When You’re Married

Lisa Brock

“Honey, I’m pregnant.” Adding a child to your family is stressful even when you plan the pregnancy. Making the transition when a baby wasn't expected can be even tougher.

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Smiling doctor with arms folded standing in front of his colleagues

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10 Ways Physicians can Assist a Local Pregnancy Medical Clinic in Making an Impact for Life

Focus on the Family

From a simple visit to regular volunteering your time, there are plenty of ways pro-life physicians can support local pregnancy centers in their life-saving mission.

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Sad man looking downward

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Men: Moving Past the Pain of Abortion

Shana Schutte

Women aren't alone in dealing with the guilt and grief that follows an abortion.

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Clinician making an ultrasound examination to pregnant woman

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Unplanned Pregnancy: Help at the Point of Need

Focus on the Family

When a young woman faces an unintended pregnancy, one of the ways God often meets her needs – in fact, the most common way – is through His people.

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Pregnant woman meeting with a doctor

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A Life-Limiting Diagnosis During Pregnancy

We learned to walk through an adverse pregnancy diagnosis when a routine ultrasound revealed that our baby girl had a fatal disorder.

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Pregnant woman meeting with a doctor

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A Life-Limiting Diagnosis During Pregnancy: A Mother’s Perspective

Laura Huene

We learned to walk through an adverse pregnancy diagnosis when a routine ultrasound revealed that our baby girl had a fatal disorder.

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Pregnant woman looking at an ultrasound picture

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Feeling Alone

Laura Huene

As word spreads about our family’s situation, we find that people do not know what to say to someone carrying a baby who is going to die.

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husband caressing his pregnant wife's belly

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The Bonds of Family

Laura Huene

When our other children ask questions about their preborn sister, we realize that only the truth will suffice.

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Mother tenderly holding her premature newborn baby

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Preparing to Meet Pearl

Laura Huene

We know that our time with Pearl will be brief, so we do everything we can to prepare for our daughter’s birth.

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Young woman praying in church

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Survey: Women Go Silently From Church to Abortion Clinic

Lisa Cannon Green

Distrust of the church’s response to an unplanned pregnancy is widespread. Many women believe church members are more likely to gossip about a woman considering an abortion than to help her understand her options.

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Pastor preaching from Bible

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Five Fears That Keep Pastors From Preaching About Abortion

Mark Campbell

Many pastors are unwilling to engage the issue of abortion from the pulpit. The result is that these pastors abandon their congregations on this issue, leaving the narrative to be written by the world.

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Reconnecting With the Mother Who Tried to Abort Me

Melissa Ohden

Melissa Ohden was 14 when she discovered she was the survivor of a botched abortion. Learning the truth was a horrific, live-changing experience, but today Melissa appreciates who God made her to be – survivor and all.

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baby accessories and shopping basket as concept of baby costs

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Abortion and Poverty

Financial questions are often a leading concern for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, but a woman’s decision to carry her baby to term is rarely determined solely by her economic situation.

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baby accessories and shopping basket as concept of baby costs

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Abortion and Poverty: Relationships are Key

Jenny Knowles

Financial questions are often a leading concern for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, but a woman’s decision to carry her baby to term is rarely determined solely by her economic situation.

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Thoughtful female teenager being supported by two worried friends

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When Abortion is the ‘Path of Least Resistance’

Jenny Knowles

Whether it’s parents concerned about the family’s reputation, a married man who’s having an affair or an uncommitted boyfriend, all have an interest in making the “problem” of an unplanned pregnancy go away.

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Close-up of a pregnant woman during medical visit

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Women Considering Abortion Need Support

Jenny Knowles

The emotional and practical support offered by pregnancy clinic staffers can have the biggest impact on abortion-minded women and their partners.

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Students for Life attending a March for Life rally in 2018. 2nd to the right is Autumn Lindsey, student spokesperson

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Students for Life: Making a Difference on America’s College Campuses

Dawn Vargo

Culture is shaped by the young, and most worldviews are challenged and formed at the high school and college level. That’s why, in their mission to make abortion unthinkable, Students for Life is reaching out to America’s youth.

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