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Baby Food, Bassinets and Talk of Salvation: Inside an Evangelical Pregnancy Center

posted on August 26, 2019

The New York Times’ Elizabeth Dias writes about Wendy Ramsey, the director of the Options Pregnancy Help Center in Newport, Tennessee, one of more than 2,700 anti-abortion pregnancy centers nationwide. Options operates out of a Baptist church and provides peer counseling, baby formula, clothing, and other support to pregnant women and parents of young children. The anti-abortion movement has gained political power under President Donald Trump, and critics say the pregnancy centers stigmatize abortion and shame women. Ramsey says she aims to help poor women in need. Dias writes, “She remembered a Bible story of Jesus welcoming an outcast woman — people like the pregnant women and new mothers she now spends her days trying to help. ‘If we want to be pro-life, we have to want more than legislation,’ she said.”

Read at The New York Times