The Forgotten Demographic: Pregnancy on Our College Campuses

For You From The Word

A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends. (Job 6:14)

For You To Think About

college girls on stairsAs she struggled to lift her head from the pillow, Anna felt a wave of nausea. No, it wasn’t the remnants from last night’s party down the dorm hall.

Anna had morning sickness.

Anna is not alone. Studies show that between 12%-23% of America’s college students face an unplanned pregnancy.

To put it another way, imagine you’re standing on a college campus. At least one out of eight students who walks by – probably more – faces (or has faced) a pregnancy he or she didn’t expect.

College students who face an unplanned pregnancy have been called a “forgotten demographic.” They’re smart. They’re resourceful. But to assume their self-sufficiency is deceptive. Instead, it’s important to reach out to them intentionally. By providing one-on-one support to a pregnant college student (or expectant dad) you can help cultivate the drive, ambition, focus that got them to college in the first place – and give them a true choice for life.

For You To Pray

Loving Father,
Help me be sensitive to college students
who face an unplanned pregnancy and give them the support they need to choose life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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