“A long overdue recognition of the growth and impact of pregnancy centers,” Care Net’s Kristin Hansen said.
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LANSDOWNE, Virgina, Feb. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Feb. 26th issue of Time magazine features a dramatic cover story highlighting the work of the nation’s pregnancy resource centers. Care Net’s Vice President of Communications Kristin Hansen said the article was a “long overdue recognition of the growth and impact of pregnancy centers. We’re encouraged to see the society at large take notice and ask tough questions.”
Numbering more than 2,300 across North America, pregnancy centers offer free services to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies and other concerns, including peer counseling, community referrals, resources, parenting classes, adoption information, and support groups for those grieving a past abortion.
“Pregnancy centers are committed to serving women with compassion and integrity,” Hansen said. “With more than one million women every year believing abortion is their only answer, there is much work to do. A woman facing such a critical decision deserves to know about all her options from a variety of sources, not just those that may profit from her decision.”
Care Net supports a network of more than 1,000 pregnancy centers in North America. Care Net, along with Heartbeat International, owns and operates the 24-7 call center, OptionLine (800-395-HELP) that connects callers with help at local pregnancy centers. To learn more about pregnancy centers: www.care-net.org. To find a local pregnancy center: www.optionline.org.