Plumbline 3

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Plumbline 3: Serving people, not a political agenda.

At Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center, we believe caring for and serving people is our mission.

We don’t want to push a political agenda on our clients, or on our community. So as an organization, we do not align ourselves with or endorse any one political party or candidate. We do what is best for our clients, not for ourselves. While our faith-based approach informs our stance on abortion in-part, we put the health of our clients above anything else.

A question we frequently hear is, “Yeah, but you’re a pro-life Christian ministry, right?” Well, if we’re talking about political semantics, then yes, you can describe us as pro-life. We believe based on psychological and medical evidence, as well as spiritual experience, that abortion is always a bad choice. We’re not for abortion, and would never recommend it to an expecting mother.

However, politics and political agendas never seem to help someone in their moment of need, either. We don’t spout off pro-life rhetoric to clients who come to us for help… we simply help them by showing empathy, compassion, and giving them all the information about abortion, adoption, or becoming a parent.

Another question we frequently hear is, “Well, if you don’t identify as pro-life, then does that mean you don’t like politics or politicians?” Of course not! We think the political process and those who represent us are valuable to what we do at the Care Center. We even enjoy the encouragement of some of our local representatives who keep up with and even support the Care Center. But, this doesn’t mean we’re going to endorse any one candidate, and it especially means we’re not going to talk politics with our clients.

At the Care Center, we always want to put people first. Serving them is our priority, not winning a political debate. Below is an example.

Laura’s Story

Laura1 came into the Care Center this week for a pregnancy test and told her advocate right away, “I’m getting an abortion.” A string of broken relationships had led Laura to a place of single parenthood, and she knew caring for another child would be challenging, to say the least.

The advocate she met with laid out Laura’s three options, and gave her information on all of them. But in spite of these resources, as well as a strong initial connection with her advocate, Laura was still set on her decision. She was getting an abortion.

Laura’s advocate was able to offer an ultrasound right away, and Laura agreed. She saw her baby for the first time, which gave her pause on her decision. When Laura left that day, she was no longer saying, “I’m getting an abortion.” Instead, there was hesitancy in her answer and she admitted that she was no longer sure what she wanted to do.

Thankfully, Laura heard and saw the truth about the unborn life growing inside of her. Although Laura did not resolve to choose life for her baby that day, her advocate cared for her, gave her all the information she could to help Laura, and Laura’s heart was softened; that’s a start.

As a Christian organization, we believe prayer is a vital part of serving our clients. Please be praying for Laura this week as she makes her decision, and pray for the volunteer advocate who will be following up with her.

 

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