Another example of walking the talk, monks at Belmont Abbey in North Carolina have opened a dorm for pregnant college students. Students do not have to be enrolled in the college to live there free of cost. They will also receive parent education classes at no charge.
Land for the 10,000-square-foot dorm was donated by the Benedictine monks who founded the college in 1876, Abbot Placid Solari, chancellor of Belmont Abbey, told the Charlotte Observer.
"This is a way we can make a positive contribution," Solari said.
The nonprofit agency Room at the Inn has raised more than $2 million of the $3 million estimated construction cost for the dorm at Belmont Abbey. Jeannie Wray, executive director for Room at the Inn, said the agency has been providing services to pregnant women and children in Charlotte since 1994.
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When will the pro-abortion movement give credit where credit is due? Many crisis pregnancy centers also help women choose to give birth rather than encourage abortion, yet they are attacked for not advertising they don't provide abortions. It seems obvious to me that a crisis pregnancy center is there to help and support the woman in crisis, so that the crisis is diverted rather than killing the preborn baby so the mother can avoid parenthood.
If women are given the support and encouragement they need to have and keep the baby they are less likely to abort. This college is doing just that by providing living accommodations to women in crisis&parenting support. What is wrong with that and why don't more pro-abortion advocates support crisis pregnancy centers or organizations like this? Is it because they are often Christian or religious non-profits or because abortion advocates want abortion on demand without exceptions, such as to save the 'life of the mother' or rape and incest? If more women would only have abortions under these exceptions there would be millions of lives saved, since only about 1% of abortions are due to rape,incest or to save the life of the mother.
It's time for the 'my body, my choice' abortion movement to stop using abortion as birth control and take responsibility as parents. When you conceive you are pregnant and the mother of a child. A woman's responsibility of taking care of her child's well-being starts in the womb, otherwise we wouldn't have warnings against drug use, alcohol use, limit prescription and over the counter medicines that are safe to take during pregnancy. What the mother eats and how she lives her life will affect the health and outcome of her pregnancy and her child at birth. Taking care of your health and your child's well being starts in the womb and abortion does not do that in any way. Instead abortion forces death upon an innocent human being who has committed no crime regardless how conceived and puts women at risk of physical and mental problems later, if not death.
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