Earlier this month, True Care hosted a large fundraising event, our annual Walk for Life. The endeavor brings together supporters from across the community, making a public stand to save unborn lives and empower the mothers who carry those babies. In April, Grace Reformed Church at City Park hosted a fundraising event for True Care called Hymn Sing for Life. Once again, people from around the community came out to support the important work we do. Both fundraising endeavors involved young people, and we are thankful for the youth and children who choose to stand for life.
This blog post is written by Hannah Tippin, a student attending the University of Wyoming, who participated in the April Hymn Sing. She used this writing as part of a class assignment regarding a service project, and she graciously said yes to having it posted on our blog.
Adopt-A-College-Student: Encouraging Women to Continue Their Pregnancies and Their Education
tags: abortion, going to college while pregnant, college and abortion, empowering women, True Care Casper WY
True Care sees patients who attend institutions of higher education and plan to abort their pregnancies because of school. Finances play into that as well. Whether it is the fear of losing a scholarship or concerns about pursuing an education while pregnant, some women believe they have to choose one or the other: school or baby. However, that isn’t true, and at True Care, we strive to help young women understand that.
Be a Hero and Walk for Life!
tags: pro-life, pro-life events, Walk for Life, True Care Womens Resource Center
From the Avengers and Superman to Bat Girl and Wonder Woman, superheroes have graced comic books and movie screens. Youngsters look at these fictionalized characters with awe, find them inspiring, and want to model them.
Do you know you can be an inspiring hero, too? You can be a Superhero for Life by joining in True Care's Heroes Walk for Life 2019!
"Unplanned" Shines the Light on the Darkness of Abortion
tags: abortion, pro-life movie, Unplanned, Abby Johnson, abortion healing
Abby Johnson’s story is compelling. A former Planned Parenthood clinic director in Texas – she even won an Employee of the Year award – this young woman walked away from money and prestige after witnessing an abortion. She once believed she and the organization she worked for were helping women, but her mind and heart opened to the truth of what abortion does to women … and to the unborn. Thanks to brave people like Abby and the producers, writers, and directors of PureFlix, God’s light of love, mercy, and truth will be broadcast throughout the country. We can help that light shine.
As we know, late-term abortion has become the new “normal” these days. Ever since New York passed a law allowing the procedure into the 8th and 9th months, more states have taken up the infanticide mantel, including Virginia, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Colorado also has a late-term abortionist. Still, we in the pro-life arena have much to praise God about!
Scripture tells us, “Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57). Sometimes we humans dismiss the small wins. At True Care, we do celebrate victories, large and small. Read about some of those, including a legislative win for pro-life supporters, on our blog this week.
Embrace Grace: Bringing Our Brokenness to God
tags: grace of God, showing grace to others, Embrace Grace program, helping women who experience unplanned pregnancies
Through a partnership with Paradise Valley Christian Church, True Care is launching a new program, Embrace Grace, which seeks to bring single women who experience an unplanned pregnancy closer to God. The Bible tells us that “all sin and fall short of the glory of God” (see Romans 3:23). Many times, women with unplanned pregnancies feel judged by the church. Through Embrace Grace, they will find love and grace through a relationship with Christ and through the love poured upon them by the church. Learn more about this exciting new endeavor on this week's blog post.
Higher Education and Pregnancy: Sometimes at Odds
tags: pregnancy, abortion, going to school while pregnant, attending college while pregnant, scholarships for single moms, scholarships for pregnant women
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 80 percent of single-parent households are headed by women, and 40 percent of children in such a situation live in poverty. Therefore, higher education for pregnant and single moms is vital to lift both out of poverty. The Guttmacher Institute has reported that more than 40 percent of Planned Parenthood clients either were attending college or had some college education and another 35 percent were in or had graduated high school. These students need to know they can still get an education while pregnant or parenting. True Care and others are responding to that need.
In a world that celebrates the death of unborn children, those on the front lines to protect life can feel like a tidal wave of darkness is about to drown us. Late-term abortions happen in six states and the District of Columbia. How do pro-life people, including pregnancy center staff and volunteers, shine a loving light upon a dark culture?
In the Lord's Army - For Life
tags: abortion, pro-life, March for Life, Casper WY, standing firm in faith
Each day, True Care staff and those involved with pregnancy centers across the country put on the armor of God, for we are part of His army for life. One of True Care’s core values is being Christ-centered. Without Christ as our commander-in-chief, pro-life work could not be the force that it is, in our community and in our country. Read more about how that armor helps us help the women who walk through our doors by reading this blog post.
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Reminds Us There’s Still A Battle A’Ragin’
tags: Sanctity of Human Life, Casper WY, March for Life, ProLife
Eleven years after the U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Roe v. Wade, U.S. President Ronald Regan proclaimed the first Sanctity of Human Life Day, January 22 (the court decision occurred January 22, 1973). Today, churches and individuals around the country recognize the third Sunday of January as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Read how you can help win the battle for life in our community by reading this blog post.
Year at a Glance
tags: giving, unplanned pregnancy, single moms, single dads, fatherhood program, adopt a college student, Casper WY
Can you believe we are approaching the end of another year? As the staff at True Care reflects upon 2018, we wanted to share with you, our supporters and friends, what’s transpired at our center in 2018. We've added some new programs and seen an increase in the number of lives saved. Read the blog post to find out more about the year at True Care!
She was assessed as likely to abort when she came for her pregnancy test appointment at True Care. Thirty-year-old Dani worked in the medical profession and had taken a nasty fall at work. She required surgery; then, Dani suspected she was pregnant. The father of her child wanted her to abort. Dani couldn’t believe she was faced with such a choice. Yet, her concerns about the upcoming, needed surgery, taking pain killers while pregnant, and the pressure from the baby’s father made her seriously consider abortion. True Care was there for Dani because you've been there for True Care. Be part of our financial goal on #GivingTuesday, November 27 so together, we can help more "Danis." Read our blog post to learn more.
Why True Care Exists -- And How You Make That Possible!
tags: True Care Womens Resource Center, GivingTuesday, helping women with unplanned pregnancies
True Care Women's Resource Center exists for women like Kristin, who was being pressured to abort: women who are confused, scared, pressured, and uncertain. We turn women's fears into confidence. And, we are here to empower these women because of YOU! Supporters make it possible for True Care to exist. On #GivingTuesday, you can continue to help us help women who experience unplanned pregnancies. Read Kristin's story on our blog post and also learn more about #GivingTuesday coming in November.
Change of Heart ... Because of You
tags: abortion, unplanned pregnancy, how to help women who have unplanned pregnancies, True Care Womens Resource Center, prolife
True Care has experienced a significant increase in the number of abortion-minded/abortion-determined women coming to the Center. YOU make a difference in the lives of these and other women we see at True Care because you support us. Read 16-year-old Laura's story and see how, together, we made a difference for this young woman and her unborn and how you can continue making a positive impact on women in our community who experience unplanned pregnancies.
Bringing Families Together: True Care Implements Fatherhood Program
tags: absent dads, the role of fathers, empowering fathers, fatherhood, dads and their children, helping dads
Did you know that one in four American children live without a father in the home? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 20 million children in this country have absent fathers. This problem affects kids in many ways, and True Care is looking to make a more positive impacts on families in our community. Read about the recent implementation of a fatherhood program at True Care and the difference we look to make on behalf of families.
Meeting Needs of College-Bound Patients
tags: single moms going to college, Adopt-A-College-Student, prolife, prolife donors helping moms going to college, reaons why women abort, single mothers and proverty
Many of the women we see at True Care attend college, whether Casper’s community college, the University of Wyoming in Laramie, or UW at Casper College. A few are enrolled in out-of-state institutions pursuing higher education. Going to school can be a reason women consider (or even choose) abortion. This school year, True Care started our Adopt-A-College Student Program. We selected five young women who came to our center who wanted to attend college but had significant barriers to move forward, in particular, finances. Read more about this new program and how supporting college-bound women can help them choose life instead of abortion.
True Care - More Than a Pregnancy Test
tags: unplanned pregnancy, True Care Casper WY, hope, pro-life
True Care is more than a free pregnancy test. In addition to the medical services we offer, including ultrasound and limited std testing, our advocates and follow-up specialists engage with our patients, learning their needs and responding as the Holy Spirit prompts them. Read about two recent patients who were helped by medical services and promptings from God which greatly impacted them and their unborn.
Casper Youth Stand With True Care in Support of Life
tags: pregnancy centers, prolife youth, Casper WY, True Care, church youth
Casper Christian youth respond to the prolife call and answer by supporting True Care and the women and unborn lives we serve. Read about some of the many ways young people, including children, have helped the ministry this summer and even prior to this year.
Why What We Do Matters
tags: unplanned pregnancy, hope in Christ, pregnancy centers, True Care Casper WY
Hope comes from God, and we at True Care are the instruments He uses to provide that hope. From the medical services and options education to the Gospel presentation and the community resources, True Care offers the hope women experiencing unplanned pregnancies need. Read about a recent patient who found hope at True Care and learn why what we do matters.
Without an engaged, supportive community, without people who believe in the pro-life mission, pregnancy centers like True Care could not help the hundreds of women who experience an unplanned pregnancy ... nor their unborn children. How can you be active, engaged, and supportive to True Care, and therefore, to the women and pre-born of our community? Read our blog post to find out.
Why We Run or Walk for Life
tags: True Care Casper WY, fundraising, Walk for Life, 5k run, pro-life, pregnancy centers
Saturday, June 2, 2018 marks this year’s Run/Walk for Life, an annual event that helps sustain True Care. This fundraiser is one of our biggest of the year, bringing in much-needed dollars to continue the ministry. Sponsored runners and walkers are vital to helping us help the women of our community. Meet a few of those women and learn how your participation helps the ladies whom we serve.
True Care Volunteers Fill Vital Roles
tags: volunteering, True Care volunteers, service, volunteer in Casper WY, volunteer appreciation month
Like all non-profit organizations, True Care relies on volunteers. Nearly 25 community-minded people of various ages assist True Care’s staff in different ways. Learn about the varied volunteer opportunities at True Care to help women who experience unplanned pregnancies, whether face-to-face or behind the scenes, and how you might be part of our amazing crew of volunteers.
New Study Reveals Greater Success in Abortion Pill Reversal
tags: abortion, abortion pill reversal, APR, studies on progesterone use to reverse medical abortion, George Delgado, True Care Womens Resource Center
A case study recently published in Issues of Law and Medicine shows an increase in the percentage of successful births using Abortion Pill Reversal (APR), a progesterone protocol to reverse a medical abortion. The study involved more than 750 women who attempted to reverse their abortions after taking the first abortion pill. Using progesterone to halt a medical abortion began more than a decade ago; more than 400 babies have been born since the protocol was first introduced by Dr. George Delgado. Learn more about the APR process and the most recent published study by reading this week's blog post.
How You Can Help True Care This Spring - Part 2
tags: True Care Womens Resource Center, giving, donors, Hymn Sing for Life, prolife pregnancy centers
True Care cannot do what the clinic does without support. As spring rolls into view, there are several opportunities for people to help us help the women, men, and babies that we serve. Learn about upcoming events by which you can be a hero for those experiencing unplanned pregnancies, those who are vulnerable to abortion.
True Care relies upon donors, churches, individuals, families, and businesses, to help us with our mission: to erase the perceived need for abortion in our community. Some of that support comes through special events. Our annual Baby Bottle Boomerang ended recently, but there are additional opportunities to help True this month. Read our blog to learn more and join us in the battle for life!
The Power of Prayer
tags: pro-life, prayer, Christian living, support for pregnancy centers, pregnancy centers, NIFLA
There is power in prayer. We know from Scripture that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood … but against the spiritual forces of evil…” (Ephesians 6:12). And, we know in this world evil runs rampant, but, we are encouraged through God’s word to not give up the good fight – prayer is a weapon we can all employ. Learn more about the need for prayer on behalf of pro-life pregnancy centers like True Care by reading our blog post.
A recent Pregnancy Help News commentary reflects upon the common bond many Christian denominations share: the sanctity of human life. Whether Catholic, mainstream Protestant, or Evangelical, numerous followers of Christ identify as pro-life. That is true in our community, too. Many different churches support our ministry through prayer and donations and they are well represented at our fundraisers. The Bible talks about unity within the body of Christ. Without the varied congregations and individuals, we could not serve the women who walk through our doors. Women like Kelsey. Read about this patient, and the continued need for unity to erase the perceived need for abortion in our community.
We Live in a Dark World - So Let's Celebrate Life!
tags: Abortion, Life, March for Life, Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 2018
In January, 1984 President Ronald Regan issued a proclamation designating Sunday, January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Humane Life Day. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states. Since then, the third Sunday in January has been observed by churches as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. This year, the observation takes place on Sunday, January 21. A March for Life takes place not only in Washington, DC this weekend, but also in Casper, Wyoming. Why do we march? Because we're living in a culture of death, and Jesus came to bring life. Read more on this blog post.
Abortion-at-Home: A Frightening Trend Springing Up World Wide
tags: abortion, abortion pill, abortion at home, buying abortion pills online
During the past year, with the phrase “reproductive rights” ringing louder after the 2016 election, websites have sprung up encouraging women to purchase abortion pills online. There are many dangers to women who pursue this option, but still, many choose to abort at home. Read our post on the dangers and the need for fervent prayer.
Pregnancy centers matter. We are here for women in our community who experience an unplanned pregnancy and consider abortion. Through our services, they learn the truth about their pregnancies with medical consultations, options education, ultrasound, and STD testing. Women like 31-year-old Tosha. Read her story and consider a year-end gift to our ministry so we can continue helping women like her that are scared and need hope and confidence to carry their babies to term.
Keep the Giving in Thanksgiving
tags: #GivingTuesday, Thanksgiving, generosity, pregnancy centers, donate, donors to prolife, prolife
For the past few weeks, many of us have focused on our blessings, giving thanks to the Lord who supplies us with all good things (James 1:17) -- that is the purpose of Thanksgiving. Today is Cyber Monday and last Friday was Black Friday. Tomorrow is GivingTuesday, and you have opportunity to help True Care meet a God-sized financial goal! Read more about True Care's services, a bit of history, and how you can join us in reaching our one-day goal and impacting our mission to erase the perceived need for abortion in our community.
November is known for many observations, especially Thanksgiving. It’s also known as a time that retail businesses bombard us with advertisements to spend money. However, there is another special day that encourages helping others -- it's called GivingTuesday. True Care will participate for the second time, hoping to raise $10,000 on this one day to continue helping women who experience unplanned pregnancies. Learn more about this endeavor and how you can be part of changing and saving lives on our latest blog post.
Help Pregnancy Centers Through Prayer This Week
tags: Planned Parenthood, abortion, Casper WY, pregnancy centers, attacks on pregnancy centers
Starting Oct. 23, pro-life pregnancy centers across the United States are preparing for an onslaught of attacks by supposed “choice” organizations -- supporters of Planned Parenthood, including Lady Parts Justice League, NARAL Pro-Choice America and many of its state affiliates, Abortion Care Network, and many others. These attacks are under the guise of “Exposing Fake Clinics,” the label these groups have given pregnancy medical resource centers like True Care. What are these attacks about and how can you help? Read our blog post to learn more.
What is Abortion Recovery?
tags: abortion, abortion healing, abortion recovery, SaveOne, Her Choice to Heal, affects of abortion, Casper WY
Abortion recovery programs provide women (and men) emotionally affected by abortion the opportunity to find healing and closure. Such programs help women and men recover spiritually, mentally, and emotionally after the choice of abortion. It can often be years, even decades, before a person seeks help and healing. Sadly, many never do, perhaps because they are not aware help is available. Read this blog post to find out more about such programs and where, if you or someone you know has experienced abortion and needs to find closure and healing, can receive that help in a loving, compassionate manner.
Pregnancy Centers Offer REAL Choice for Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies
tags: abortion, pregnancy choices, abortion pill reversal, pro-life, pro-choice, Pregnancy Help News, California Board of Registered Nursing
In July, the California Board of Registered Nursing approved continuing education classes for nurses on abortion pill reversal. Last week, the organization had a reversal of its own – its previous decision. Abortion advocates, such as Planned Parenthood, who tout “choice” in their verbiage, don’t seem to be about choice at all. If they were, why dissuade a board of nursing from offering “choice” by instructing nurses on the procedures for abortion pill reversal? Pregnancy centers, like True Care, offer real choice, providing information and medical services a woman needs without making money from her decision. Read more about the facts of real choice, including abortion pill reversal, on this week's blog.
The Benefits of Volunteering
tags: pregnancy centers, prolife, volunteering, saving the unborn, making a difference, volunteering at a pregnancy center
When a person volunteers their time and talent, benefits are reaped, for both the server and the one being served. Christians derive an added benefit: serving others serves the Lord – remember what Jesus said in Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you did for me.” True Care needs volunteers. Read our blog to learn more and to learn about some of the benefits one woman who who volunteers at a pregnancy center receives from her service to women walking through those doors.
The Benefits of a Resource Program
tags: pregnancy centers, pro-life, resources to help pregnant women, abortion
Nearly four years ago, True Care Women’s Resource Center partnered with what is now known as the Healthy Birth and Infant Brains (HBIB) Foundation to help women have healthier babies. The mission of True Care – to erase the perceived need for abortion by effectively serving pregnant, at risk women, turning their fears into confidence – aligns with the mission of the HBIB Foundation – to help women have healthy pregnancies and lessen the chances of learning disabilities and developmental delays in children. By connecting pregnant women with community resources, agencies and organizations that can meet their various needs, True Care’s patients find the confidence they need to carry their babies to term, erasing that perceived need for abortion. Learn more about the importance and benefits of a resource program for pro-life pregnancy centers like True Care on this week's blog.
"Fake Clinic" Campaign Reminds Us We're in a Battle
tags: pregnancy centers, fake clinic campaign, pro-life, spiritual warfare
During the last weeks of July, pro-abortion groups rallied like-minded people to protest, pose as fake clients, and leave negative online reviews, all endeavors to attack pregnancy centers across the country. This organized "fake clinic" campaign reminds us as pregnancy centers and pro-life advocates that we are engaged in a spiritual battle and we need to put on the full armor of God daily. Read more on this week's blog post.
True Care Expands Medical Services with Abortion Pill Reversal
tags: abortion pill reversal, True Care Casper, abortion pill, pregnancy centers, pro-life, Wyoming pregnancy centers
When True Care Women’s Resource Center in Casper, Wyoming became a medical clinic 12 years ago, we envisioned helping more abortion-minded women see the truth of life via ultrasound. We wanted to become more relevant to our target audience by offering important medical services at no cost. Beginning this week, we are expanding our medical services to include Abortion Pill Reversal, a new treatment for women who have started a chemical (or medical) abortion and regret that decision. Many people don’t realize that the abortion pill can sometimes be reversed. The reversal process is called Pregnancy Sustaining Progesterone Therapy (PSPT) or Abortion Pill Reversal, and starting tomorrow, July 11, 2017, True Care's staff will be offering this treatment to women who thought abortion was their best option but now regret that choice. Read our post to learn more!
Filmmakers Shine Light of Truth on Abortion
tags: abortion, Hollywood, HUSH documentary, Tracy Martin, The Matter of Life documentary, Mercy Tree Films, prolife films
Much of Hollywood glamorizes abortion, but two documentaries shine the light of truth on the procedure, which has taken millions of unborn lives and affected the lives of women in the 40+ years since Roe v. Wade. Read more about these films on this week's blog post.
Community Comes Together to Help Women Who Experience Unplanned Pregnancies
tags: pregnancy, pro-life, Casper WY, True Care Womens Resource Center, abortion
Individuals make up communities, and communities make impacts. Would you consider joining in as an individual who is part of the Casper community and make a positive impact on women and their unborn? Learn how you, and others, can help make a positive impact for life in Natrona County -- and beyond -- on this week's blog by partnering with True Care Women's Resource Center.
The Closing of Wyoming’s Planned Parenthood Clinic and What That Means for the State’s Pro-life Movement
tags: abortion, wyoming, Planned Parenthood Casper, prolife, pregnancy centers, unplanned pregnancy options
Last week’s Casper Star Tribune headline announcing the closing of Wyoming’s only Planned Parenthood (PP) clinic not only made Wyoming news, but also national news. The clinic, located in Casper, will shut its doors for good in July. Planned Parenthood clinics across the country are shutting their doors, including two in Colorado, three in New Mexico, and four in Iowa; several of these facilities don’t perform abortions, but, as is the case at the Casper clinic, PP staff refer clients for abortion elsewhere. Pro-life medical pregnancy centers can fill in the gap in many ways. Find out how and find out how prolife individuals and churches can help.
A Division in Faith as well as Politics
tags: abortion, Chrisitianity and abortion, faith, pro-life, pro-choice, pro-choice Christians, Willie Parker
Many people who claim to be Christians are proponents of abortion, or at least of being pro-choice. How does one meld faith in Christ and the Heavenly Father with the act of abortion? Read our blog post this week to see what we have learned about the subject and some Biblical principals we who trust in Christ should apply in every aspect of our lives, including the discussion of abortion with others.
Studies show young people are delaying marriage, or planning to not marry at all, in greater numbers. Findings also suggest that American young people are living together unmarried and raising children outside of marriage in increasing numbers. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the percentage of births to unmarried American women two years ago was more than 40 percent. Additionally, the Guttmacher Institute found that most women seeking an abortion were in their twenties and thirties. Learn more about these trends on this blog post.
Partnerships Help True Care Reach Abortion-Minded Women
tags: partnerships, churches, Hymn Sing for Life, True Care events
Without partnerships in our community, including churches, organizations, individuals and families, True Care couldn't do the work that God has called us to do. Does your church partner with True Care? Are you an advocate for the organization? Learn more about how groups, individuals, and families do, and can, help True Care help women in Casper and beyond who experience an unplanned pregnancy, and what opportunites loom on the horizon for new opportunities for vital partnerships, including the recent Hymn Sing for Life.
Fighting the Battle of Virtual Untruths
tags: fake reviews, Planned Parenthood, pregnancy centers, Pregnancy Help News, attacks on prolife centers, prayer
In this day and age of electronic communications, from email to Facebook, from blogs to Twitter, impacts (both good and bad) reverberate around the internet. Reviews by customers are another way to impact a business or organization online. And, lately, a series of “bad reviews” have bombarded pregnancy centers, including True Care. Learn more about these attacks and what you can do to help not only True Care, but pro-life pregnancy centers around the country.
One of the most hotly debated topics in our political sphere this year is the potential defunding of Planned Parenthood. But what is Planned Parenthood and why should we care?
Thirty-year-old Lisa walked into True Care Women’s Resource Center believing abortion was her only option....