Save the Storks

Last year I wrote a post on Medium called, "Are you really pro-life?" It was during all the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood. If somehow you were living in a bubble (or completely zoned out during that time, like I have a habit of doing) and aren't caught up on it all, go read my post and then come back here to continue. I only ask that you read it, because for some of us - we won't do anything until we get angry

Oh hey. Now that you're back (and angry), let me redirect your attention to some great news. Hope, in the midst of all the chaos going on in our world. There is a wonderful organization that I have recently been introduced to by a blogging friend. Her husband left his job in law enforcement and turned his passion of "protecting lives who cannot protect themselves" towards the unborn. He now works for, you guessed it... 

Save the Storks.

Ashley and I have been blogging buddies, but recently connected on Snapchat (yes, I'm 15 years old and have a Snapchat now, another blog post for another time), where she saw my husband and I were attending a fundraiser for our local women's pregnancy center a couple months ago. She messaged me about Save the Storks and that was the first I had ever heard of it. 

To sum it up, the company operates as a mobile pregnancy center. Literally. They are a life-saving machine on wheels. "Stork busses," as they are coined, are strategically placed outside of abortion clinics, on university campuses, and at public events - to target abortion-minded women. They provide counseling + free ultrasounds, and meet women's needs not just physically, but emotionally, spiritually and financially as well. 

Four out of five women that enter a stork bus, leave saving their baby! 

That news excites me. But my heart is still thinking about the one that didn't choose life. And this sobering reminder only means that we need more resources going towards the efforts to make that number 100%. 

To quote the post I referenced in the beginning,

Being ‘pro-life’ means we need to go BEYOND just saving babies from being aborted (and believe me, I WANT babies to be saved from abortion!) Being pro-life should mean providing counseling for young mothers, single mothers and rape victims. Helping meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of women who consider/want an abortion.

Last summer when I wrote that, I had no idea what a "stork bus" was. But reading it back now, I can't help but smile to know there are organizations like Save the Storks out there representing exactly what it means to be pro-life. 

If you choose to become a monthly partner with STS, you will receive this cute free t-shirt (I'm wearing above) and for $30 per month for 1 year, help save the lives of mama and baby from the heartache of abortion.

84% of women who have had abortions say they didn't have all the information they needed before they chose abortion.

What if your support could mean they did?