5 Ways Men Can Support Pregnancy Centers

5 Ways Men Can Support Pregnancy Centers

Perhaps you are looking into ways to become involved at a local pro-life pregnancy center, but as a man, you aren’t sure what opportunities are available.  Pro-life ministries need people of all different backgrounds and experiences to help them succeed.  There are several ways for men to support pregnancy centers. Caring Network is a pro-life…

Abortion Law Changes: Putting People at Risk

Abortion Law Changes:  Putting People at Risk

With this year’s changes in the Illinois abortion legislation, the question remains as to who actually benefits. Although the law is touted as a way to promote access to “women’s health,” it has lessened the restrictions on abortion clinics and providers. It has also removed the rights of babies both inside and outside of the…

Demonstrating Pro-Life Values through Pregnancy and Beyond

Demonstrating Pro-Life Values through Pregnancy and Beyond

In our current cultural climate, there are those who are skeptical of pregnancy resource centers.  One of the common criticisms is a perceived lack of concern for the women facing unexpected pregnancy themselves.  It has been said that pregnancy centers only care for the baby, and do nothing to help their clients succeed once the…

Pro-Life Matters: Teaching Your Kids

Pro-Life Matters: Teaching Your Kids

Before I fully understood the pro-life movement, I was trekking half a mile on an early June morning with hundreds of others in support of our local pregnancy center. Every year, my parents asked our church to help them raise funds for the walk. My family firmly believed in supporting the pregnancy center as it…

Volunteering: What Does it Take to be Successful?

Volunteering: What Does it Take to be Successful?

During my first month volunteering as a receptionist with Caring Network, it has been a mixture of quiet shifts and one bustling with clients. Yet, I have learned that busyness isn’t the marker of success in a volunteer position. It is about much more than just the job description or the amount of work. It…

Why Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman

Why Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman

What do you think about when you hear the term “pro-life?” Do you think about a viewpoint intended to oppress women, or do you think about empowering women? Unfortunately, the media is doing an effective job at redefining pro-life to mean “anti-woman.” This could not be further from the truth. Pro-life is pro-woman, and Caring…

The Pro-Life Movement: Past and Present

For nearly two centuries, the pro-life movement has been working hard to repeal or change abortion laws. So, how far have we come? Where did it all begin? Learning more about the pro-life movement’s history can help shape our actions for the future. Caring Network is a pro-life ministry in the western suburbs of Chicago,…

Origins of the Sanctity of Human Life

Origins of the Sanctity of Human Life

The fight to save lives continues to face challenges in the pro-life movement. In a mission so close to our hearts, we may find ourselves wondering just how it all began? When did the sanctity of human life become challenged? How did it even become a fight? What are the origins of the sanctity of…

Post-Abortion Recovery: Restore After Abortion Brings Hope and Healing

Post-Abortion Recovery:  Restore After Abortion Brings Hope and Healing

Abortion leaves an impact on everyone involved—including the men and women who experience it first hand.  Sometimes the effects of an abortion are felt immediately, while other times it may take years for them to surface.  What are the potential aftereffects of an abortion and how does Caring Network help bring hope and healing? Caring…

Real Life Impact: Hearing from Our Clients

Real Life Impact: Hearing from Our Clients

Caring Network serves hundreds of women each year.  We are provided with rich opportunities to partner with them through the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy.  Often, they share their experiences through a feedback form after their appointments.  It allows us an encouraging glimpse into the impact we are able to have in each individual woman’s…