How to Save Lives on College Campuses

For You From The Word

I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another. (Romans 15:14, NIV)

For You To Think About

Coed at computerNina, a college sophomore, stared at the pregnancy test stick, unbelieving. She was pregnant.

At that moment, it would have been easy for Nina to get caught in an “Either-Or” mindset, feeling forced to choose between continuing her education (and terminating the pregnancy) or dropping out of college to raise her child.

She would not be alone. 46% of abortions in the U.S. are performed on college-aged women. Lack of information, an absence of support, and a sense of isolation are among the biggest reasons co-eds choose to terminate.

But Nina had one distinct advantage. Her campus offered special resources for pregnant and parenting students. Nina sent an email to the person in charge of those resources. She got an instant message back right away. Soon, Nina was on the phone with her contact person. The next day, her contact called to set up a time to have coffee. Suddenly, Nina wasn’t alone.

Often students are unaware of the resources available to them, and they make decisions based upon this lack of information. You can be the voice that provides hope and help on campus so that pregnant and parenting students make well-informed decisions.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Move to raise up servants on college campuses to provide resources and support for students who face an unplanned pregnancy.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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