Director of New Pregnancy Center to Speak at St Ignatius on March 18.
The Respect For Life Ministry has asked the director of the Women’s Care Center, Donna Cohen to come to speak at St. Ignatius. Ms. Cohen will give a presentation on March 18 in the Chapel of Grace after the 10:30 Mass about the Center’s successes and disappointments in the almost 2 years of operation. Please join us for her talk!
It has now been almost 2 years since the Women’s Care Center became the third pregnancy center in our area servicing women with unexpected pregnancies. The WCC which opened 5/9/2016 offers women, often poor and in crisis, free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, parenting classes and help with baby items. The Center which was dedicated by Archbishop Lori on 8/30/16 is strategically placed directly across Belair road from Whole Women’s Health, one of the largest abortion providers in the area. More than one woman intent on aborting her unborn child has chosen instead to turn into the WCC parking lot and choose life.
Pregnancy centers offer an alternative to the “culture of death” described by John Paul II in Evangeleum Vitae in 1995. Almost 60 million unborn souls have been aborted in the United States since the Supreme Court Roe V. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court in 1973. Many women in crisis pregnancies are subjected to family and societal pressure to kill their unborn. The pregnancy centers can be the only refuge for a woman resisting this pressure.