The lives of the women and children that will be forever impacted by this decision have value, and that begs the question: what is the Christian answer to unwanted pregnancy? Hope.
We must provide hope and opportunity to every woman in crisis. That is why, well before the recent Supreme Court decision, our ministry invested tens of millions of dollars in a state-of-the-art facility, the Sanctuary of Hope, for women who choose life for their unborn baby. And we are ensuring that theirs will not be a life of poverty and misery, but rather a life that you or I would like to build. A beautiful life filled with a real chance at a bright future.
A woman who arrives at the Sanctuary of Hope is not cared for until her baby is born and then thrown out into the world. On average these women stay with us for around two years. In addition to having every basic need met — food, 庇护, medical and prenatal care — we help these women get back on their feet by helping them build a firm foundation for a better life.
Every woman who comes through our doors will have the opportunity to receive at least an associate’s degree so that they can have a good career. They receive childcare after their baby is born so that they can succeed in their educational efforts. They receive counseling, as many come to us having endured abuse and neglect. They have access to life-skills training, and optional pre- and post- adoption support if that is the choice they make. And above all else, they are not judged, they are not condemned, and they are not scorned. They are loved by everyone around them, and we ask absolutely nothing in return. Jesus’s love was unconditional, so too must be ours.