Local pregnancy resource centers gear up for moms-to-be seeking help

From Baton Rouge to here in New Orleans, community members are making their voices heard after Friday’s announcement that abortions are currently banned in the state. “I find it hard to believe that the Supreme Court has now undone all the work we have done after 50 years,” Jamie Segura said. They are even demonstrating in front of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s house. Protesters demand that the Louisiana State Police leave New Orleans. Ed Abraham, a protester, said: “Louisiana State Police can still investigate and make arrests of people trying to seek or provide abortion-related health care. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has the power to get the Louisiana State Police out of New Orleans.” Meanwhile, nonprofits are bracing for the possibility of more pregnant women seeking help given the ban. Cindy Collins from the Slidell and Speak Hope Pregnancy Center said: “We have seen many women who have been hurt by abortion and the aftermath. We want women to know that there is ‘assistance.” The Slidell Pregnancy Help Center is one of many local organizations that provide resources and support for women. Cindy Collins founded the center after having an abortion as a teenager. “We provide free pregnancy tests, medical care, housing referrals, ultra sound job referral advice…everything the woman needs to help her. Also healing from life situations,” a said Colling. This includes mothers who have already had an abortion and may need a sanctuary of comfort. “These baby shoes represent babies who have been aborted. We do post-abortion healing. It’s called redemptive beauty,” Collins said. A place of peace and hope while the debate rages on. Visit: adifficultchoice.com or optionline.org for a list of pregnancy resource centers in your area.

From Baton Rouge to here in New Orleans, community members are making their voices heard after Friday’s announcement that abortions are currently banned in the state.

“I find it hard to believe that the Supreme Court has now undone all the work we have done after 50 years,” Jamie Segura said.

They are even demonstrating in front of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s house. Protesters demand that the Louisiana State Police leave New Orleans.

Ed Abraham, a protester, said: “Louisiana State Police can still investigate and make arrests of people trying to seek or provide abortion-related health care. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has the power to get the Louisiana State Police out of New Orleans.”

Meanwhile, nonprofits are bracing for the possibility of more pregnant women seeking help given the ban.

Cindy Collins from the Slidell and Speak Hope Pregnancy Center said: “We have seen many women who have been hurt by abortion and the aftermath. We want women to know that there is ‘assistance.”

The Slidell Pregnancy Help Center is one of many local organizations that provide resources and support for women. Cindy Collins founded the center after having an abortion as a teenager.

“We provide free pregnancy tests, medical care, housing referrals, ultra sound labor referral advice…everything the woman needs to help her. Also healing life situations,” a said Colling.

This includes moms who have already had an abortion and may need a sanctuary of comfort.

“These baby shoes represent babies who have been aborted. We do post-abortion healing. It’s called redemptive beauty,” Collins said.

A place of peace and hope while the debate rages on.

Visit: adifficultchoice.com or optionline.org for a list of pregnancy resource centers in your area.

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