(SPONSORED) When I was in high school, I found myself in the exact situation of so many young women—pregnant, scared and confused.
I went to the local Planned Parenthood office. That was the only place I felt like I could afford. When the woman at the clinic came back to the room she told me that my test was positive. She didn’t offer any options, she simply said, “Don’t worry, we can just pull your period.”
Not, “Give you an abortion.” She crafted her response as if it weren’t a pregnancy at all. Just a glitch. A clog in the pipes. Let’s clear it out.
Lies so clever they sound like the truth.
By God’s grace, I didn’t believe her lies that day.
Like you, I read Cosmopolitan’s article and their thoughts on what they believe about life-affirming pregnancy help organizations. What “real,” “hidden” agenda is behind the work you do. Ephesians 4:14 came to my mind, "...when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth."
While facts may not be Cosmo’s strong suit, reach is—with a circulation of more than 3 million readers. That got me thinking: What could we accomplish since we have God and truth on our side?
That’s what we’re going to find out.
I thought we might do something with integrity. I thought we might tell the truth.
I thought we could tell the truth about what pregnancy help organizations are really doing. How lives get changed… and saved. I thought we might publish that truth in a magazine and put it out where a young woman who is lost, scared and confused would see it.
I thought if we all did this together, we could make a bigger mark than Cosmo. We can be, and must be the voice that is heard by all the young women who are going to need the truth.
I thought we could stand up against the lies and share some truth together.
That’s what I hope to do in the upcoming issue of Being Better magazine—where the main feature will deal with the topic of unplanned pregnancy. Relying on research from Heartbeat International, we’ll tell the pregnancy help story—your story.
We’ll share a story of success from a young woman who went through the process and had a wonderful, life-changing experience. We’ll talk options. We’ll share stats. We’ll encourage our readers to find you, and we’ll include the toll-free Option Line number and website so they can get connected.
And you’ll have a very important part to play.
Being Better magazine isn’t distributed on newsstands. Instead, it’s delivered by caring people to places it needs to go. Each issue covers a different topic, like peer pressure, addiction, dying and post-traumatic-stress. Thousands of copies make their way into hospitals, waiting rooms, clinics, hotels, desks and jails.
Being Better is pretty much a normal magazine where you can learn how to have a better life. We tell people how to organize their closet, get out of debt, make parmesan grilled corn, and learn how to moonwalk. What makes it different is that people can also meet Jesus…in a way that doesn’t freak them out. It doesn’t look religious and we try to avoid speaking Christianese.
You can read stories about how someone went through something hard and found Christ—and how he changes everything. Lost people learn how to do life with Christ and where to get help from people who care.
Here’s where the rubber meets the road: If we believe we can get the truth in front of women facing unexpected pregnancies… if we are going to make sure it does… I’ll need your help to distribute them—lots of them.
The good news is it’s easy, inexpensive and effective. I am going to be doing this with you, as I do every issue. My record is distributing 1,500 in one hour. I challenge you to try to beat my record, and I’ll even tell you how to do it.