Skip to main content


Second year of saving babies, helping women


10/21/2005 - 6:35 AM PST

Advertisment

By Matt Abbott
Op/Ed
Catholic Online

WomanCare Services is a two-year-old pro-life crisis pregnancy center located in Berwyn, Ill.

Ember Normand, a young woman associated with the center, is enthusiastic about its baby-saving (and women-helping) work.

“WomanCare Services reaches women when they are at their lowest, when they feel there is no hope and no one to whom they can turn,” says Ember. “Their stories are heartbreaking, but not impossible.

“WomanCare assists the women by helping them work through their problems. The baby is not the problem. Many times the women have no emotional support. Other times there are money issues. Other times they are being pressured into an abortion.”

Continues Ember:

“One of the first couples we helped was considering an abortion because they were homeless and jobless. We helped them get housing and a job. We provided some money to get them through their transition. We gave them hope, and that hope led them to keep their baby! There are many stories like this -- stories of hope and life chosen.”

WomanCare Services is having a benefit banquet on Nov. 13, 2005, in Lombard, Ill. The featured speaker will be Dr. Ray Guarendi (www.drray.com). For more information, call 708-795-6000.

Also, readers who would like me to devote a column to a specific pro-life CPC or related ministry are welcome to e-mail me pertinent information at mattcabbott@hotmail.com.

Contact

Matt Abbott
http://www.catholic.org  IL, US
Matt Abbott - Author, 

Email

mattcabbott@hotmail.com

Keywords

Catholic, Abbott

Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article

0 Comments

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ephesians 4:1-6
I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
[Psalm Of David] To Yahweh belong the earth and all it ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 12:54-59
He said again to the crowds, 'When you see a cloud looming up ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 24 Saint of the Day

St. Anthony Mary Claret
October 24: Claretian archbishop and founder. Anthony was born in Salient in ... Read More