Leanne Jamieson serves as Executive Director of Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily represent those of BCNN1.
It’s a typical day at the Pregnancy Center. The first shift has already arrived; the doors are unlocked, and the rooms have been prepped when a young woman enters the center. Fear covers her like a thick fog. She works her way to the reception desk, barely able to make eye contact. The sweet volunteer working behind the desk on this particular morning has a warmth that fills the room. She tenderly welcomes the young woman and asks how Prestonwood Pregnancy Center can help her this morning.
And so, the young woman’s appointment begins. Volunteers and staff will boldly walk into this client’s life and circumstances, helping her navigate the decision before her. They will point her to possibility and share with her truth wrapped in hope, love and grace.
This young woman is the first of 40 clients we expect to serve on this day. And many of them believe abortion is their best option. Some will have called the center earlier in the week, others made their appointment online in the dead of night, and still, others will just walk in without giving us any notice. Each young woman is unique. And yet they are all the same. Unique in their hopes, fears, dreams and burdens. The same in that they all are seeking answers.
Prestonwood Pregnancy Center (PPC), like pregnancy resource centers across the nation, is a special ministry. It’s not special because of the staff who works there—although those who are called to pregnancy ministry are definitely gifted. It isn’t special because of the volunteers who faithfully serve—although they are the most servant-hearted and compassionate among us. PPC is special because the Lord works miracles every day at pregnancy centers such as ours … saving babies—and often the parents as well.
Every day, pregnancy centers provide compassionate support to women and men facing difficult pregnancy decisions. These centers are safe and confidential spaces offering free pregnancy tests, confidential education about options, ultrasounds, resources and more.
We want those who are considering abortion to come to us instead of going to local abortion providers … We are safe; we are free; we are Gospel-centered and life-giving.
Every time a woman goes to a pregnancy center instead of an abortion facility, a spiritual battle takes place … life versus death, light versus darkness, truth versus lies.
We often hear this daunting abortion statistic: More than 60 million babies have been aborted in America since the horrific Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. But the statistic that is less well known is the number of babies who’ve been saved through the valiant and heroic efforts of those working on the front lines of this battle for the sanctity of all life.
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Source: Christian Headlines