Oftentimes, pregnant women choose abortion because they are scared and caught up in an abusive situation with no place to go.
But maternity homes are popping up all over the country – giving pregnant women a safe place to live during the duration of their pregnancy, and even beyond.
And once you hear the incredible way these homes have helped save the lives of not only babies, but also their mothers, you’re bound to be inspired to help.
Tragically, many women enter into abusive relationships.
And if they become pregnant, often the abuse intensifies.
A woman might feel pressure from the father of her baby to get an abortion, or she may be too scared or weak to carry on with the pregnancy, afraid of what is to come.
While women’s abuse shelters are a resource – they usually only provide temporary relief.
But thankfully, maternity homes exist all around the country, and they have resources available to provide not only physical shelter to pregnant women, but emotional help as well.
These homes are usually small, and can only host a few women at a time.
All of them have different rules – some take women with substance abuse problems, others take in a mom and all her children for months, even years, at a time.
But most important, these homes remind moms that they aren’t alone and there are people who care about them – and the lives of their unborn baby.
Sometimes all a pregnant mom needs is someone to walk alongside her during her pregnancy, giving her confidence to get through it and equipping her with the skills to survive after.
And thanks to the resources of these maternity homes, thousands of lives are being saved.
Live Action reported:
“Good Counsel maternity homes have served pregnant and parenting women in New York and New Jersey for over 35 years, and have helped 8,000 women and counting.
They never closed their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that for many pregnant women their need was greater than ever before. Their Westchester County, New York, home is specifically intended for pregnant women actively experiencing mental illness or substance abuse.”
By taking a holistic approach to caring for women, it sets them up for future success by giving them the tools they need to make healthy decisions, and most importantly find peace with God.
As Christians, we are called to care for those who are in need physically, but our calling doesn’t stop there.
By pointing women to the Gospel, they can be transformed from the inside out and develop a personal relationship with Jesus.
Cheers to all the employees and volunteers who make these maternity homes so successful.
May God grant them the providence to continue to do His work in such a meaningful way, truly saving lives and impacting future generations.
And if we come across a pregnant woman who needs help, may we use our own time, talent, and treasure to let her know she is not alone.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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