StandUpGirl.com is having a tremendous impact on young women in unplanned pregnancies, and we would love for you to be a part of this life-changing, life-saving work!
Each year we host benefit dinners around Oregon, raising the funds necessary to help young women in crisis pregnancies find our site. We invite you to learn more about StandUpGirl.com by attending one of these benefit events.
Written by Jay Hobbs
What happens when pregnancy help centers “win”?
Six women who made courageous choices for life in unexpected pregnancies thanks to community-supported pregnancy help told their stories of courage, sacrifice and love to two dozen U.S. Congress members Thursday afternoon.
The story each woman had to tell is of how she came to be called, “Momma,” as Heartbeat International took moms and babies up Capitol Hill for its 14th Babies Go to Congress.
“This is one event Planned Parenthood could never dream of pulling off,” Heartbeat International President Jor-El Godsey said. “Imagine the strength it takes for these moms to not only make the choices they have to give life to their children, but to then share their story with the decision-makers in our nation.
“Every one of these moms and their babies are living proof that pregnancy centers are good for America.”
The moms with stories to tell included two from Texas, one from New York state, one from Oregon, one from California and one from Washington, D.C., bringing the total to 120 moms who have participated in the event since Heartbeat International sent the first group in 2009.
Visiting senators and representatives from their respective states and districts, the moms had the opportunity to tell about how the life-saving and life-changing work of pregnancy centers had caused them to flourish as mothers despite serious the serious obstacles each encountered when she first found she was pregnant.
One mom, Teka Brown, flew in with her 7-year-old daughter, Tailor, from Okinawa, Japan, where her husband and family are stationed with the U.S. Marines.
A generous grant from one of our supporting organizations has allowed us to use roadside media in Oregon to reach out to young women in crisis pregnancies. A dedicated team of volunteers have installed 14 - 4'x8' signs throughout the state of Oregon that are on highly traveled roadways ranging from as north as Portland, as Southwest as Philomath and East as Juntura. These signs direct a young women who might be pregnant and scared to www.StandUpGirl.com for hope and encouragement and a friendly listener to provide support and resources.
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Junction City, OR
October 6, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Shadow Hills Country Club
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