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We Need More Information

September 6, 2018

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a friend who shared she had an abortion in 1979, just six years after legalization.  She had no support and no one to talk to.  Her parents wanted her to have an abortion.  She had very little information except that abortion was legal, so therefore it must be…

“Out of Hiding”

August 21, 2018

Steffany Gretzinger’s song “Out Of Hiding” has been stuck in my head, and my heart, for the past week. The lyrics are soaked in biblical truths and share a message of hope and restoration. I believe it is also very fitting for the mission of Chester County Women’s Services so I thought it would be…

The Size of a Nickel

August 15, 2018

In between the birth of my two children I had a miscarriage. This was such a painful experience both physically and emotionally. It was November, and in our minds we had another baby celebrating the holidays with us. When the pain and bleeding started, we called our doctor. I was told I was probably having…

Most Popular Baby Names

August 7, 2018

Any pregnant woman will tell you she hears one question more than any other: What are you going to name the baby? Molly, Xavier, Emma, Thomas, Blythe, Benjamin — the options (and other people’s opinions!) are endless. BabyCenter’s https://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2017 list of the most popular names of 2017, which they calculated from more than 500,000 of…

Transforming Hearts

August 2, 2018

I’m a pastor.  Every January I preach a pro-life sermon, and I often address abortion from the pulpit throughout the year.  I also sit on the Board of Chester Country Women’s Services. I haven’t always been pro-life.  During my college days, before I became a committed Christian, two of my friends who lived together, Terry…

Through the One-way Mirror

July 24, 2018

Many years ago, before I knew the Lord or the truth, I was faced with an unplanned pregnancy. I can’t think of anything I have faced in my life that has been as tormenting. Unplanned is always inconvenient. This interruption is going to bring change to our lives no matter what decision we make. The…

Offering Grace

July 18, 2018

It is heartbreaking that Christians can be seen by the world as being hateful, especially towards women who are either considering abortion or who have had an abortion. Some pro-life Christians focus so much on hating abortion that they overlook the women who are obviously in need of Jesus’ love and compassion. We should do…

A New Kind of Love

July 10, 2018

My husband and I were married 10 years before we had children.  We never thought we wanted any.  But then we both got hit with the same brick, thank goodness, and we were ready.  I had terminated two pregnancies when I was young and with my Catholic background, I guess I was afraid to have…

More than a Pregnancy Center

June 26, 2018

As a new member of the Chester County Women Services Board, one of the things that was so appealing to me about being a part of this organization was the emphasis on education.  I have been an elementary school teacher for the past ten years, and I have seen firsthand the power that knowledge holds…

Inconvenient

July 3, 2018

I personally know the pain of an unplanned pregnancy.  I know of no other trial I have been through in my life as distressing.  How we wrestle with our conscience and the world view on this issue.  We reason, we justify, we defend our position and thinking to convince ourselves and others we are making…