Pregnancy Resource Center Hits the Road
Story Credit: Katie Bahr, Catholic Herald
Photo: Courtesy photo
Angela Clark, a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Manassas, has spent 11 years as a counselor providing pro-life support to women experiencing crisis pregnancies. Now, she’s taking to the open road in an RV. With the mobile PRC, Clark will be able to bring pro-life counseling and ultrasound technology to women where they are, versus waiting for them to come to a crisis pregnancy center.
Clark believes the mobile PRC will be particularly helpful in counseling students at colleges and universities who might be too afraid to come to a crisis pregnancy center. With the PRC parked on campus a few days a month, she believes the PRC will be more convenient and less intimidating for college women in crisis pregnancies. She hopes that experienced counselors will be able to comfort women and convince them to look beyond their fears to the life that is at stake.
She hopes to have the mobile PRC up and running within the next two months, offering free pregnancy tests, counseling and pro-life resources. Later, after finding a medical director, the PRC will begin providing free ultrasounds and, potentially, testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
Clark believes the ultrasounds, in particular, will be instrumental in convincing women to continue with their pregnancies, citing statistics that eight out of 10 abortion-minded women choose life after seeing their unborn child on ultrasound.
“It may only be six weeks along, but your child has a heartbeat, fingers and toes,” she said. “(Women) look at these pictures and some of them are in awe, just, ‘I didn’t know that.’”
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How to help
For volunteer information, contact Angela Clark.