Life, a great adventure!

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Life, a great adventure!

Fabiola came to Hope in 2015, thinking seriously of ending her pregnancy. She was scared and knew she’d have to raise this baby alone. Since she was still dependent on her family, she was very scared of how they would take it. Fabiola decided to ask her mother to come with her. Her mother came. Upon seeing the ultrasound, Fabiola said, “My mom cried. This is when it really hit us. It made it real to me.” Since Fabiola’s boyfriend was gone, she said she …

His Freedom to Choose?

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His Freedom to Choose

There’s a lot of talk these days about “choice”.  The piece of information that most unmarried men are surprised by is that they don’t have a choice at all regarding decisions about their unborn children. Some time ago as I helped prepare for a women’s event at my church, I was approached by a young man who asked if I knew where there might be a clergyman that he could talk to.  He was obviously very upset.  After informing him that there were no men …

Empowered to Choose Life

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Faylone and Baby Noah’s Story

Possibly pregnant, in school, and planning a wedding was the view surrounding Faylone when she learned she was in in fact… pregnant. When we recently caught up with Faylone she shared a little more of her story, hoping to encourage others. Having taken two pregnancy tests at home, I was so surprised to see both with double lines. I needed to know whether these home pregnancy tests were accurate so I went to Hope Women’s Centers for free pregnancy testing. When the results came back the …

My Friend’s Secret Pregnancy

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My Friend’s Secret Pregnancy

I am writing my story because I hope it will encourage anyone facing a difficult pregnancy. There is hope, even in the darkest circumstances.  In the late 1950’s, my friend faced an unplanned pregnancy. She and I grew up together in the same neighborhood. We worked at the same pharmacy and ice cream parlor and had more adventures together than I could recount. My friend’s parents were immigrants. Her family had come from Europe seeking a better life. Though they worked hard, they never fully …

Free to Think and Dream

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Emile' and Baby Cameron

Research shows that the single most influential person on a woman’s decision whether to carry her child or to end her pregnancy rests on the shoulders of the baby’s father. Further study reveals that children who have fathers who are actively involved in their lives are healthier in every way than their fatherless peers. Fathers are a big deal! At Hope Women’s Centers we have consistently seen how patients consider and often defer to what the father of the baby and/or the patient’s family desires. …