Responses – Ideas To Promote Life

Just Answer the Phone!

We recently received this testimony from a volunteer at one of our participating life-affirming pregnancy centers. We knew we had to share it with you because your prayers not only helped infuse this man’s heart with confidence to answer the phone, but also softened the heart of a desperate woman in need… The phone rang on a Saturday afternoon when we were short-staffed. Everyone else was with a client, and I was the only one at the desk. “Do I really have to answer this?” I thought. Even if I did have the training, how strange would it be for the caller to hear a man’s voice on the other end of the line? This is a pregnancy center, for goodness’ sake…surely they expect to hear a woman. I froze, just hoping that the phone would stop. But it continued to ring. By now the caller ID had begun to scroll across the phone’s LED screen, and I glanced down to see the letters “ONL…” My heart sank. I recognized those letters — Online for Life. I knew exactly what that meant. These calls are only forwarded to us when women are strongly considering an abortion. After several rings, I realized I had no choice — I must pick up the phone. My deep bass voice actually cracked a little as I greeted the caller, “Hello?” Our conversation was mercifully short, but I will never forget the simple question she asked me, “Do you take walk-ins?” Though our schedule was full and we were understaffed, could I even dare answer no? Could anyone really believe that the chance to...

Teens Make a Difference for Truth

Just teenagers? Think again! Anyone can make a difference. Tess and Sydney Volanski are two average high school students, but their love for the Lord and preborn children sets them apart. These sisters are leading a nationwide effort which is successfully exposing injustice. Their story is very personal. Tess and Sydney were loyal Girl Scouts who had earned their Bronze Award and were steadily progressing through the program. They shared the goal of achieving the Gold Award, which is comparable to the coveted Eagle Scout distinction in Boy Scouts. But when the Volanski sisters discovered that Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) aggressively supports abortion, they took a bold, conscience-driven step: leaving the organization and committing to exposing the truth about Girl Scouts’ pro-abortion agenda. “While we recognized the many good things about Girl Scouts, we had to ask ourselves: Will we stand for our beliefs, for the dignity of life, the sanctity of marriage, modesty, purity? Or will we remain true to Girl Scouts? We cannot see any way to truly do both,” the sisters state on their website, SpeakNowGirlScouts.com. Tess and Sydney initiated a nationwide Girl Scout Cookie Boycott which has gained national media attention, leaving GSUSA sweating and denying abortion ties despite clear evidence! Not only do many local Girl Scout Councils have ties to Planned Parenthood, but also GSUSA unapologetically supports abortion and abortion advocates. Worse, GSUSA states that every girl scout is automatically a member of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which is staunchly pro-abortion. No girl who is pro-life would want to be associated with WAGGGS,...

Resource: March Event-in-a-Box

Get your March Event-in-a-Box here: http://www.highschool.studentsforlife.org/march-event-in-a-box-expose-planned-parenthood/ Abortion has never been about compassion for women or even about ‘choice’. Since the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions in 1973, nearly 400 women (like Tonya Reaves) have died from this supposedly “safe” procedure, and over 56 million children have died at the hands of abortionists (about whom we know). Despite the evidence at hand, Planned Parenthood continues to hail the safety and practicality of this procedure (ignoring the physical and mental risks involved). Why? Because abortion is profit. It is a profit gained from vulnerable women who are deceived into believing that killing their child is the only choice in a desperate situation. The bottomline: Abortion equals profit. Abortion providers do not profit when a woman chooses life for her child. On Planned Parenthood’s 2011-2012 annual report, the records show that there is only 1 adoption referral for every 145 abortions*. Even more frightening, 92% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services (i.e. prenatal services, abortion procedures, and adoption referrals) documented were abortions. The abortion Goliath has mastered the art of creating a customer that leads to their greatest profit. (See full explanation here.) Nevertheless, many Planned Parenthood advocates will attempt to justify support of organizations with statements like, “But Planned Parenthood offers so many other valuable services to women and to the community! You shouldn’t reject or defund an organization just because they do one bad service!” Unfortunately, these individuals deny the truth of the matter– namely, that abortion kills children and exploits women. No other service, low-cost procedure, or supposedly “good deed” performed by such an organization can justify...

National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week Starts for Youth, Students

College and high school students and young people of all ages will be wearing pro-life T-shirts to school next week as a part of National Pro-Life T-shirt Week, sponsored by the pro-life group American Life League. Participating youth can have fun, change some hearts, and maybe win some great prizes just for submitting photos of themselves wearing pro-life T-shirts around town, at school or around their homes with friends and family. Tom Mon, vice president at the pro-life organization explained that it wants pro-life youth to do more than wear a shirt — he hopes they will take their T-shirts to different places to ensure people get the pro-life message. “You earn points for photos of completing any one of hundreds of listed tasks while wearing any pro-life t-shirt. The more tasks completed, the higher the points,” he said. “This contest is the most fun I get to have all year.” The contestant who scores the most points by sending in photos of different completed tasks wins a new iPad 2. Second and third place winners will receive iPod Touches while even fourth and fifth place finishers will win iPod Shuffles. The 300 pro-life t-shirt wearing contest tasks range from the mundane (brushing your teeth) to the quite creative (“Cooking the Books” at a library) to the somewhat weird in public (like standing on a chair at a mall holding an umbrella in the air). This year’s official ALL pro-life t-shirt shows a sonogram emblazoned simply “I am a Person.” It is getting a great response with thousands purchased but any pro-life t-shirt, even homemade, will qualify as long...

Choose Life License Plate Efforts Abound Nationwide

As of this writing, seven states have Choose Life license plate bills in their legislatures and three others are trying to pre-sell their requisite number of plates to begin the process: AK, FL, IL, ME, MN, NC, ND, NE, RI, TX, UT Nationally, Plate Sales Continue To Climb — almost $14,000,000.00 has so far been donated in the following states: Alabama [42,979 tags 07/01/03 9/30/2010 $1,772,881], AZ, AR, CT, DE, FL [388,221 tags 8/11/2000 2/28/2011 $7,764,416], GA, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MS [84,069 7/1/2002 3/15/2011 $2,017,656], MO, MT, NE, NJ, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA Total   636,099 $13,660,202 For more info, go to http://www.choose-life.org and click on the state in which you are interested. Help is needed in several states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Vermont, Colorado & New Hampshire. Visit www.choose-life.org and click on your...

The March For Life in Italy Begins, & Grows in Romania and Spain

Italy will have its first major March for Life on 28 May 2011. Organizers are hoping for a large turn-out. Romania Pro-Life March for Life Coming Up in Three Cities The provita movement in Romania is thriving in order to follow closely its more experienced colleagues from Western Europe; this year, for the first time, the “March for Life” will turn into a large scale event, scheduled for Saturday, 26th of March. The marches will take place simultaneously in the capital city Bucharest and two other big Romanian cities, Timisoara and Satu Mare. [LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report 3/22/11 #5104] Pro-Life March in Spain Draws over 150,000 Participants An estimated 150,000-plus pro-lifers gathered to celebrate life and protest a new abortion law in Madrid on Sunday. Hundreds of others marched in over 80 Spanish cities, including Barcelona, Oviedo, Zaragoza and Las Palmas, and internationally on March 25 as part of recognition for the International Day of the Unborn Child. From little children to teens to grandparents, families walked in the streets in support of a Spanish “manifesto” that calls abortion “a terrible hypocrisy against women” and a “terrible injustice to the children.” Participants were asked to sign the petition demanding that Spanish laws protect life “at all times and circumstances” and seek to offer true aid to women with unplanned pregnancies. “Today we are together for a just cause: the defense of human life,” said Dr. Gador Joya, spokesperson for Derecho a Vivre (Right to Live). “We are here to return to the dignity of the individual at the heart of democracy. We are here, once again, because we do...

Vitae Monologues Presents the Heart-Wrenching Aftermath of Abortion for Women

Theatre at its best explores the depth of the human experience, showcasing both tragedy and triumph in well-chosen words and spellbinding performances. But it is a rare thing indeed for a modern play to accurately portray the trauma that is abortion. The Vitae Monologues does just that, piecing together the real-life testimonies of women and men who have gone through the agony of the abortion experience. It’s hard not to be moved, seeing the anguish of a woman doubled over in emotional pain, or a man cradling an invisible baby. I had a chance to view the Vitae Monologues for the first time in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania as part of the play’s current East Coast tour. The cast consists of just two people — Jeremy and Sarah Stanbary, a husband-and-wife team who brilliantly capture the heartache that comes with abortion. Jeremy and Sarah manage to create a number of entirely believable characters who are trying to deal with the emotional fallout from their abortions. The biggest on-stage prop is a projection screen on which scenes are played out which further aid the playgoer in vicariously experiencing the aftermath of abortion. As one playgoer states on the production company’s web site: “This is wrenching and powerful stuff. I walked out of the auditorium feeling like I’d been turned inside out. Several people were sniffling. I was wiping tears away…I would never use the word ‘play’ in referring to ‘The Vitae Monologues’. ‘Play’ doesn’t fit. This is drama – and even that word seems weak. These are real stories. You will hear them. They will speak to you. It’s real.” The production...

Spain Awakens Against Abortion

On 17 October 2009, Madrid became the Capital of Life for several hours, when over 1.5 million people gathered to protest the new abortion bill that Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and the socialists want to approve in the Congress. Many aspects make this march noteworthy. The first is the unity displayed. More than 40 pro-life groups from the whole of Spain coordinated this march to send a message to the Spanish government that a very large portion of society disagreed with this new law. These same pro-life groups have opposed every abortion since 1985, when the previous socialist administration first legalized abortion in Spain. Secondly, the 1.5 million protestors send a strong message that public opinion is firmly against abortion. The protesters constitute more than 3% of Spain’s 48 million citizens, all gathered in the capital to make a stand for Life. Consider the results of a poll by the Spanish Family Forum, which show that only 21% of Spaniards condone unrestricted abortion, while 27% seek a full abortion ban, and 50% personally oppose abortion but think it should be allowed in certain cases. This reinforces the findings of PRI’s own public opinion studies: the media battle has been lost by President Zapatero and his Socialist Party. But the public outcry against abortion alone does not constitute reform. Many times we in the pro-life movement have thought that getting public opinion on our side would be sufficient to effect real change. This is not the case. Only 24 hours after the Madrid march, representatives of the Socialist Party in Congress spoke of continuing with the bill, regardless of the...

Listening to the Voice of the Forgotten: a Review of “The Human Experience”

Movie review by Kathleen Gilbert. The tagline of the Human Experience, simple as it is, seems to scratch the itch rankling in the corners of our cyber-saturated minds: Did we forget what it means to be human? Grassroots Film’s masterful 90-minute piece, which has been touring the U.S. and Europe in a series of screenings, has asked audiences of all different creeds to probe that question, and offers a rich contemplation of humanity through the eyes of its forgotten members. What we see there, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said and as cited in the movie, is the fact that “we must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society.” In a unique documentary style, the film follows in real time the adventures of a group of young men who, seeking to deepen their understanding of the human experience, set out to spend time with some of the most “unwanted” of humanity: those living on the streets of New York, a home for sick and disabled children in Peru, a group of Africans dying of AIDS, and finally, a Ghanaian leper colony. The film’s contemplative bent is supported by a running commentary from several thinkers in various disciplines, probing at the greatest questions of life – and even questions about the questions. Here we are faced with the reality of the individual that politicians, society, or even his or her own family has rejected as “unwanted.” Unwanted people, evidently, are often considered not really people at all; and this makes their suffering an easy thing for us to handle. The Human Experience re-introduces us to...

Editorial:Pro-Life Advocates Will Return to March for Life Next Year (1/09)

To President Obama: Pro-Life Advocates Will Return to March for Life Next Year by Star Parker January 27, 2009 LifeNews.com: Star Parker is president of the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education and author of the new book White Ghyetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Deca. Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. In these uncertain times, some things remain constant. One is the arrival each Jan. 22 of tens of thousands of pro-life Americans to Washington, D.C., to note the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and to mourn. Forty-eight million American children, given the gift of life but deprived of seeing the light of day, have been destroyed in the womb since that Jan. 22 in 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion. So, again this year they came. Change really is not such a new idea in America. They have been coming to Washington seeking change now for 36 years. But apparently the change they want is not change that our new president can believe in. Unlike his predecessor, who annually addressed the shivering crowd, Barack Obama declined their invitation to speak. However, he issued a brief press statement. The statement was not about change but about the status quo, celebrating the 1973 decision.   Maybe our first black president doesn’t know that, despite blacks being just 12 percent of the American population, black babies constitute 37 percent of all our aborted children. One of every two black pregnancies is aborted. In the words of my friend, the Rev....

40 Days For Life … and Beyond

40 Days for Life Leader: Pro-Lifers Must Look Beyond Elections and Focus on Making a Local Impact “With the defeat of pro-life ballot initiatives in Colorado and South Dakota, the election of an ardent abortion advocate for president, and an increase in the number of abortion proponents in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, some pro-lifers may feel a sense of despair today,” David Bereit, national campaign director of 40 Days for Life, said yesterday. “However,” he continued, “we have every reason to be optimistic about the profound pro-life shift that is beginning to take place below the radar.” From September 24 through November 2, intensive 40 Days for Life campaigns were conducted in more than 175 communities in 47 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and two Canadian provinces. For 40 days, people of faith and conscience prayed, fasted, held peaceful vigils outside abortion facilities, and conducted grassroots pro-life outreach. Tens of thousands of people participated in this history-making initiative. “The facts speak for themselves,” said Bereit. “More than 540 times during this fall’s campaign, women who were arriving for abortions changed their minds and decided to keep their babies as a direct result of the 40 Days for Life volunteers praying outside the abortion center. We are also aware of a number of clinic employees who experienced a change of heart and quit the abortion business due to this effective pro-life outreach, and many abortion centers cut back hours or closed for entire days during 40 Days for Life.” Bereit said the life-saving impact of this effort cannot be attributed to any elected leader or...

Pregnancy Center Billboard Will Point Pregnant Women to Parenting, Adoption

The Rev. Rod Parsley, pastor of World Harvest Church, has founded a center on the East Side of Columbus, Ohio, to try to provide alternatives for women other than abortion. The Women’s Clinic of Columbus, at 3242 E. Main St., was purposely planted across the street from a Planned Parenthood location, said Debbie Stacy, the director of Parsley’s Center for Moral Clarity and a board member of the new nonprofit organization. Above the Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio Women’s Center at 3255 E. Main St., there is a billboard picturing a woman in a lab coat that reads “Positive You’re Pregnant? We Can Help! Across the Street Free Ultrasounds.” [http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/faith_values/stories/2008/06/27/whclinic.ART_ART_06-27-08_B8_F3AIQ2B.html?sid=101, Columbus Dispatch; ALL Pro-Life Today...

Minnesota Makes $4.7 Million in Grants to Help Women Find Abortion Alternatives

The Minnesota health department has distributed grants totaling $4.7 million over the next three years to pregnancy centers and other agencies that help pregnant women find abortion alternatives. The grants will hopefully help offset the increase of abortions due to new Planned Parenthood centers. The grants are part of the Positive Alternatives program that Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life successfully got the state legislature to approve. The legislature ultimately approved the program in 2005 with overwhelming bipartisan support. Positive Alternatives grants are available to organizations that provide life-affirming care to pregnant women in need who want to bring their children to term. They help women with services ranging from medical attention, nutrition support and housing assistance to adoption services, educational and employment assistance, and parenting education. Scott Fischbach, the executive director of MCCL, told LifeNews.com that the organizations empowered by the grants will, in turn, empower women with help and options apart from abortion. “Positive Alternatives delivers a wide range of support to women when they are most vulnerable and needy,” he said. “These grants ensure that pregnant mothers will continue to receive helpful services and won’t feel abortion is their only option,” Fischbach added. A total of 31 grantees were selected across Minnesota to receive the funding for the 2008-2010 biennium. MCCL defeated an effort from pro-abortion legislators in the last session to gut funding for the program. Reps. Ken Tschumper, Shelley Madore and Will Morgan, all Democrats, tried to cut the funding. In the end, MCCL was successful in having the Positive Alternatives program cut no more than the 1.8 percent the Minnesota health department had cut...

Memorial Dedicated for Unborn Children

A Leavenworth shelter and Christian ministry for teenage mothers dedicated a memorial garden for unborn children recently. Lamb’s Inn opened the “Little Lambs’ Garden” to the public with the hope that the space would “help women to heal and have closure,” said the director. The garden includes a fountain, a statue of an angel and 10 stepping stones engraved with information about instances of either abortion or miscarriage. The director denied the garden was built to have any political message and said the dedication was not meant to be a protest. She said she is opposed to the practice of abortion, but that the garden was not an extension of any kind of moral or political belief. “I’m very much against abortion because I know what it does to women,” she said. “I thought that maybe this would help.” It is hoped that the garden will be a place of quiet reflection. Lamb’s Inn helps pregnant teens regardless of their “home beliefs.” She said the shelter aims to help support them through the pregnancy and into the first year of the child’s life, providing clothes, diapers, education materials on being a new mother and support to finish school. “They can change their lives if they just can get started in the right direction,” she said of the girls involved with Lamb’s Inn. One such woman is Brittany, who is now a married mother of two with a steady job. She said she enjoys giving back to the ministry she says helped her to overcome a dark time in her life. Brittany said the garden will help women who have...

March for Life: ‘I Went to Get Out of Class; I Came Back Pro-Life’

With 90 students – two full buses – Madawaska Valley District High School had the largest number of public high school students to participate in the National March for Life on May 8. LifeSiteNews.com spoke with the chaplain involved in the success and received feedback on the March from some of the students. 14-year-old Alyssa Rogers reflected, “When I went on the March for Life I was amazed at how much emotion was in their voices while they chanted against abortions. In the beginning I only wanted to go to get out of school for the day, but during the march, it really made me think. I went there thinking that abortions were alright if the mother was going to abuse it while it was in her stomach. I now think that no matter what the circumstance, the child is still a human being, living, moving, and alive, which is the way it should stay.” Andrew Baklinski, the chaplain at the public high school spearheaded the effort to have students attend the march. Baklinski, a father of five, has an enthusiasm for the pro-life movement that is infectious. “I have been very involved in pro-life work my whole life,” Baklinski told LifeSiteNews.com. “I see it as the human rights struggle of our time, a struggle on which hinges the fate of our civilization. I am unashamedly prolife in my classes and in my pastoral work at our school trying to build a culture of life and I think this is key. In other words, not skirting around tough issues, but facing them with love, intelligence, passion and humor. It...

Next Generation of Students Learns Life Leadership Skills at Conference

The next generation of college students received top-rate training for combating abortion and educating and equipping the leaders of tomorrow. More than 800 pro-life students attended the Students for Life of America conference in Washington, D.C. on 20Jan08, and learned from pro-life advocates on the front lines. Students for Life, formerly known as American Collegians for Life, has undergone a dramatic makeover in recent years as new leaders have focused on building the grassroots. Once considered a stale organization facing a lack of cohesion as student leaders changed from year to year, the reinvigorated group now has more than 400 chapters on college campuses across the nation. The new organizational development approach has paid dividends as the group held the largest annual conference in Students for Life’s 21-year history. “SFLA’s conference is a vibrant experience. I always leave recharged and ready to find pro-life, pro-woman solutions on my campus,” says Danielle Huntley, a Boston College Law student. Along with providing training and networking opportunities for students, the conference showcased groups such as Feminists for Life, Concerned Women of America, the National Black Pro-Life Union, & the Family Research Council. Kansas district attorney Phill Kline accepted this year’s Defender of Life award and spoke at the banquet. Kline is a respected pro-life advocate in Kansas who has filed 107 charges against an Overland Park Planned Parenthood for allegedly illegal late-term abortions and falsifying medical paperwork. FRC president Tony Perkins commented on the involvement of younger Americans at the conference and the March for Life on Tuesday. “Although the young people at today’s march were not born when Roe v. Wade...

Thousands in Paris France March for Life on Anniversary of Legalized Abortion

Up to 10,000 people marched in Paris last Sunday, January 19th, in protest of the anniversary of the legalization of abortion (19 January 1975). While police estimated that only 2,500 people showed up for the march [Ed. So very typical!], organizers claimed that around 10,000 attended. Substantial underestimation of the actual size of crowds at pro-life events seems to be the rule for police and media in most of the Western world. The Paris March for Life began in the Plaza of the Republic and ended next to the National Opera in the middle of the city. The event was attended not only by French citizens but by Britons, Germans, Italians, and Austrians, as well as people of other countries. The slogan of the march was “Thirty Years is Enough”. Participants also held signs that read “Abortion Never Again”, “Mama, Save Me, Let Me Live”, and “The Family: the Foundation of the Nation”. The French news blog Christian Journal noted that the march was remarkable because in France, “the debate over abortion is almost prohibited.” One French politician, Bruno Gollnisch of the National Front, reportedly told the blog e-deo during the march that, “It’s a moral issue, but it’s also an issue of national importance, because France is in the process of committing suicide.” He added that “If the French kill their children and cause others to come in and replace them, they forfeit their right to live freely and independently in the land of their ancestors.” France has suffered a steep decline in its birthrate, which is below replacement level, and an aging population. Increasingly, however, the country...

West Coast Walk for Life Sees Record 25,000 Pro-Life People Participate

A record 25,000 pro-life people participated in the annual West Coast Walk for Life over the weekend. The event is a way for residents of western states to be able to demonstrate their pro-life values without having to make the trip to across the country to Washington for the annual March for Life. The event also focuses on more modern presentations of the pro-life message to the more liberal populations on the Left Coast. Walkers paraded down thee streets of San Francisco after hearing from Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gianna Jessen, a woman who survived an abortion, at a pre-walk rally. Only about 250 pro-abortion protesters showed up to hurl insults and wave their banners in the faces of those attending the walk. “I was aborted and did not die,” Jessen told the crowd. Instead, “the abortionist signed my birth certificate.” King compared the pro-life movement with the struggle her family endured for civil rights for African Americans. “My uncle said injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere,” King said. [21Jan08, San Francisco, CA, LifeNews.com]   Thousands March Against Abortion in S.F. Thousands of abortion protesters marched along San Francisco’s waterfront Saturday, hectored by a smaller band of abortion rights supporters, as both sides marked the impending anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that established those rights 35 years ago. Although passions ran high in both camps, the event – what is becoming an annual trek by the anti-abortion movement into what they consider the heart of abortion rights territory – was peaceful. At least 10,000 abortion opponents were bused into the city from all...

Pro-Life Teens Write About Abortion: Essay Contest

[Considering the many, senseless attacks and mass killings taking place almost weekly in our nation, it is very easy to connect to the comments of Anthony and Lance, below. These senseless killings should very easily help us to embrace the loss of a child killed by abortion…] Seventh and 8th graders say the most remarkable things. That truth is being borne out through some of the entries to the 2008 Pennsylvania Pro-Life Essay contest. Students in Gettysburg recently submitted their essays for the contest, which ends March 1st. Some of their insights are truly amazing. Consider this analogy from a young man named Anthony: “Just picture someone in your life that you could not love any more than you do now. Picture that person leaving their house or somewhere they were…just for a few minutes, possibly to go get something. You wait for them to get back, and after ten or so minutes of waiting for them you get worried. You go out to try and find that person but you cannot find them. You go back in and call the police and sooner or later there is a search party out looking for them. “You are worried for them so much that you get no sleep that night, and early that morning you get news from the police that the one person you loved the most had been murdered by a man for no reason at all. “I do not know how you would feel but I know I would be torn apart. It would feel so unfair to just about anyone, especially since the person who had...

Israel Pro-Life Group Helps Pregnant Women in Unexpected Situations

Be’ad Chaim is a pro-life organization based in Israel, helping pregnant women who are in a crisis situation. The Christian magazine Cross Rhythms spoke with Sandy Shoshani to discuss the group’s work. Be’ad Chaim have counselors in four different cities in Israel with a vision of opening two more offices. They are currently based in Jerusalem, Tiberius, Beersheba and Haifa. “When a woman calls she can ask any question she wants about pregnancy, about abortion information and the dangers of abortion and how to become pregnant. Anything that is relevant to an unborn child,” Shoshani said. “Then we will invite her to our office to watch a DVD about baby development and do a free pregnancy test and ultrasound.” Shoshani added: “During the pregnancy we will encourage her and be with her for support. After the birth we will offer her support with a project called Operation Moses. “A family abroad is able to adopt a mother so we will provide that mother with a baby bed, a bath, a stroller, car seat, carry on chair, basically anything that the mother will need after her pregnancy including blankets and bottles.” Israel sees about 40,000 abortions annually so the service is vitally needed. [3Dec07, Jerusalem, Israel...