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The dictionary defines “pressure” as, “the use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something.”  Right now, far too many women are pressured by a boyfriend, husband, parents, or human trafficker  to get an unwanted abortion”¦ Women like Martina*.

Offering Compassion

Martina was controlled and abused by her boyfriend. In her second trimester, her boyfriend became physically violent and demanded she have an abortion. Even though she didn’t want an abortion, she made the appointment because she was so afraid of what her boyfriend might do.  She had no family support, but then she called Pregnancy Decision Line, Care Net’s national hotline. She was welcomed by a compassionate voice on the other end, and received the help she so desperately needed.  By the end of the conversation, Martina felt she had the support she needed to keep her baby, no matter what her boyfriend said

Having a Hand in Hope

Kim* was in her first trimester and struggling  with severe depression. Worse yet, her baby’s father was pressuring her to have an abortion even though she didn’t really want one.  In her hopelessness, Kim started going back to church. She found the Pregnancy Decision Line through Care Net’s website and, when she made the call, she felt safe talking to the coach who answered. The hotline coach shared the Gospel with her and prayed with Kim.  After the conversation, Kim’s hopelessness turned into a glimmer of hope.  She told her coach that she had decided to keep the baby, and she would  continue to go to church where she knew she would have additional support.

 Offering Help

Halfway through Theresa’s* pregnancy, the father of the baby pressured her to have an abortion. Her good friend told her about Care Net and our national hotline. She called and experienced first-hand the warmth and care of her coach. After Theresa explained her situation,  the coach shared needed resources about her legal rights regarding coerced abortions.  After the call, Theresa felt a sense of peace and decided to choose LIFE for her  baby!

Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” And that’s the message shared regularly through Care Net’s national hotline. His Holy Spirit also dwells in the hearts of our donors, and your support Care Net helps keep our national hotline going. You’re making these stories of LIFE and HOPE possible! Thank you!