For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you a hope and a future. –Jeremiah 29:11
Why do women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy choose abortion?
- They feel they have no alternative, because they need to work.
- Their boyfriends/husbands will not support them if they continue their pregnancy.
- Their parents will be angry.
- They fear the disapproval of people at their church.
- They don’t understand that what is growing inside of them is really a small human being.
- There is some problem in their life which makes raising a child seem simply impossible.
- They fear that it would be too difficult to give a child up for adoption.
Chances are that you know someone who has had an abortion. If she is willing to talk about it, chances are she’ll list one or more of these “excuses”—and she’ll say that she thought she had no other option.
Problem pregnancy centers step in to help in so many ways! They offer confidential, personalized peer counseling; assist with adoption, if that is the mother’s choice; help to find housing, maternity and infant clothing, as well as cribs and playpens and strollers; offer classes in parenting and in sexual integrity; help the mother to find full- or part-time employment; explain fetal development, perhaps utilizing an ultrasound to show the mother how her baby has grown; and help the mother to celebrate the life that is within her.
In Southfield, Michigan, MOTHER AND UNBORN BABY CARE is dedicated to stopping abortions by helping women to continue their pregnancies in a normal, healthy manner through peer counseling which is pro-life, persuasive, informative and honest, but sensitive to the emotional and material needs of the mother. Since 1984, the Center’s trained staff and volunteers have had a positive impact in the community, saving lives with their message of hope.
But this week, MAUBC has had to close their doors. The deluge that has continued unabated in southeastern Michigan resulted in a serious flooding of their first-floor offices—imperiling computers and office equipment, baby furniture and clothing, even the Center’s prized ultrasound machine. Carpeting and flooring must be replaced; walls must be inspected and possibly replastered. Electrical lines have been impacted. The altar in the Center’s chapel, too, has been damaged.
While all of this happens, the Center will remain closed for two weeks. During that time, women who need help will have to go elsewhere—and we pray that they will not choose their neighborhood abortion clinic.
If you are able to help—to make a generous one-time financial contribution, to help with carpentry or electrical work, to donate clothing or diapers, and especially, to join the cadre of pro-life friends whose regular support enables the Center to continue—I know you will be greatly blessed.
I don’t know right now when the telephone will be working; but you can reach the Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be sent to P.O. Box 3250, Southfield, MI 48037-3250. Mother and Unborn Baby Care is a 501(c) 3 organization.
May God reward your generosity.