On July 16, 2012, a first-of-its-kind safe haven for pregnant college students was created on the grounds of Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Several years ago, a study discovered that even when there are resources for pregnant college students on campus, the perception of a lack of resources can drive a woman to have an abortion or drop out of school. That study motivated a Charlotte-based pregnancy resource center called Room at the Inn to pursue a college-based residence program.
As Jeannie Wray, Room at the Inn’s executive director, told the Catholic News Herald, “[We] can give these young women the opportunity to continue their educations, have their babies, and make a positive impact on society.”
Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)
May we support those who feel helpless, Lord.