Crisis pregnancy centers are indispensable institutions in the pro-life movement, with these organizations diligently working to connect pregnant women with much-needed resources.
But pregnancy care centers often find themselves in the crosshairs of pro-choice advocates who ardently push back against the aim, mission, and activities undertaken by these groups.
This can often yield myths and misconceptions — inaccuracies that Savannah Marten, executive director at The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, a pregnancy care center in Toledo, Ohio, sought to correct in a recent appearance on “Politely Rude With Abby Johnson” on the Edifi Podcast Network.
“Pregnancy centers have been around pretty much since Roe v. Wade became law of the land,” Marten told host Abby Johnson, noting that there was an almost instant reaction to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case. “You just saw this tenacity inside these men and women who said, ‘We’re not OK with this … we can actually step up and provide another alternative.’”
Listen to Marten break down the myths surrounding crisis pregnancy centers, and the developments unfolding inside these institutions:
So it was this sincere effort to provide women with another option that sparked crisis and pregnancy care centers — organizations that continue to grow and evolve decades later.
Marten heralded the fact that today’s pregnancy centers are truly “community-based” and grassroots, meaning that each center is connected to a local community.
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SOURCE: Christian Post; Pureflix.com, Billy Hallowell