With so much about Planned Parenthood in the news, it’s sometimes easy to forget the important work of small, pregnancy centers around the country. These locally-run organizations work with women, often experiencing unexpected pregnancies, to find emotional support, physical resources and more.
Last month, I spoke with the Executive Director of one such center based in Florida. Callie Cowan works at Pregnancy Solutions, and can share story after story of women she’s worked with who ultimately chose life when originally they had considered abortion. With the help of Pregnancy Solutions, many of these women were able to see a path to choosing life that they hadn’t before.
Today, I spoke with Callie Cowan, Executive Director of Pregnancy Solutions. PS is representative of the thousands of crisis pregnancy centers that exist in states around the country to support women who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy. I wanted to highlight the tremendous work Callie does day in and day out because I see it making a difference in the lives of individual women and babies. As we discuss, so many women simply aren't aware of the centers, resources and support that is available to them. Abortion is so often the first & last resort, but it doesn't have to be that way. Callie, PS and other pregnancy centers across the country empower women with options, tangible support and more every single day. Pregnancy Solutions: http://www.pregnancysolutions.org/Support After Abortion: http://supportafterabortion.com/
Posted by Ericka Andersen on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Like many pregnancy centers, PS offers free ultrasounds and plenty of newborn resources for moms who may need extra help as they begin their journey into motherhood. Callie’s work is emotionally taxing, but so worth it when those women she counsels come back with stories of hope — and their babies in their arms.
As we discuss in the interview, so many women simply aren’t aware of the centers, resources and support that are available to them. Abortion is so often the first & last resort, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Callie, PS and other pregnancy centers across the country empower women with options, tangible support and more every single day.
Additionally, Callie (and many others in the pro-life movement) are passionate about helping and serving men and women recovering from the pain of an abortion. Callie has started a new initiative, simply titled “Support After Abortion” that provides an outlet for people looking for a place to grieve and heal.