Choosing Life: Babies Go To Congress

For You From The Word

From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise. (Psalm 8:2)

For You To Think About

mom and baby girlShelley was financially insecure, unmarried, and expecting her third child. She didn’t think she could handle another child and abortion seemed to be the only option. But the encouragement and support she received at a visit to a pregnancy care center led Shelley to choose life for her baby daughter, Kiree. Since then, Shelley has had the opportunity to share her story with two abortion-minded friends, who also ended up choosing life.

Recently Shelley and Kiree traveled to Washington, D.C. to share their story again – this time with members of Congress. Their trip was part of Heartbeat International’s Babies Go to Congress® campaign, a proactive one-on-one effort designed to show lawmakers the impact of pregnancy care centers as a true alternative to abortion.

Twice a year, mothers and babies like Shelley and Kiree represent the many people who are helped by pregnancy centers each year across the U.S. during designated Babies Go to Congress trips. To date, more than 100 moms and babies have visited more than 150 congressional offices.

The very presence of these precious babies in the halls of the U.S. Capitol speaks volumes to lawmakers. “It’s very eye-opening for legislators,” says Peggy Hartshorn, Heartbeat president. “They see the actual moms and babies that are helped in their own congressional districts or in their states.”

For You To Pray

Gracious Father,
Move the hearts of our lawmakers to see the impact of pregnancy care centers as an alternative to abortion and as a way to provide support for those who face an unplanned pregnancy.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

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