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Pregnancy centers like True Care are on the rise as more women spurn the abortion industry's lethal overtures. Pregnancy centers like True Care are on the rise as more women spurn the abortion industry's lethal overtures. Photo by: Gayle Irwin

The Good and Better News About Planned Parenthood's Rising 'Unwantedness'

As the lone Planned Parenthood clinic in Wyoming prepares to close its doors in July, a pro-life alternative in the same town—True Care Women’s Resource Center—celebrates 30 years of life-saving work.

Every year, nearly 400 women seek True Care’s services, which include limited obstetrical ultrasound and STD testing performed by professionally-trained, registered nurses. True Care does not refer for abortion.

Instead, trained and compassionate advocates provide each woman who walks through the center’s doors with real choice—truthful and relevant education on all three pregnancy options: abortion, adoption, and parenting, education these women aren’t likely to receive anywhere else in town.

True Care’s presence in the community saved nearly 200 unborn lives from abortion in the past year alone. The relevant information of pregnancy options and medical services likely impact Planned Parenthood of the Rockies’ bottom line as more women choose True Care and other life-affirming centers in the region; the organization plans to shutter other clinics it operates in Colorado and New Mexico, a trend is in the works.

About 91 percent of women who come to True Care are likely candidates for abortion because of circumstances or pressure from people close to them. If these women had gone to the local Planned Parenthood clinic first, most would likely have been referred to clinics in northern Colorado operated by the abortion giant. With only one abortion business left in Wyoming, most Wyoming women travel out-of-state for the procedure.

In stark contrast to Planned Parenthood providing ultrasounds for women only seeking abortions, True Care offers no-cost ultrasounds to patients with positive pregnancy tests, regardless of whether or not a woman considers abortion. The truth that her unborn is a baby with a heartbeat, sometimes seen on the screen with already-developed limbs, often surprises a woman. This undisputable knowledge gives her opportunity to ponder and process before driving three or more hours to Colorado or Montana for an abortion.

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The care from True Care doesn’t end with an ultrasound and options education. A component of the organization’s mission is to effectively serve at-risk women, “transforming their fears into confidence.” That is accomplished in numerous ways, including the center’s parenting program, where women can also learn about adoption if they so choose.

Additionally, the Early KinCare program connects women with important community referrals, such as housing, physicians, and job training programs. Through this program, women can also pre-qualify for Medicaid, knocking out one of the primary reasons so many women feel like abortion is their only option.

None of these services were available at Planned Parenthood’s Casper location… nor are they available at other locations where the abortion titan hangs its shingle.

As these clinics fold, True Care and other pro-life centers have an even greater opportunity to reach women who feel abortion is their only option. These life-saving community pillars shine beacons of hope in the darkness of death, providing relevant services and resources—shining the Light of Christ in tangible, life-changing ways.

What will the next 30 years hold for True Care? One thing is for sure: the organization is on the road to accomplishing the mission of “erasing the perceived need for abortion through effectively serving pregnant, at-risk women and transforming their fears into confidence.”

As more Planned Parenthood clinics close, more impact opportunities avail themselves to pro-life pregnancy centers around the country—and that’s good news for everyone except abortion businesses.

Gayle Irwin

Gayle M. Irwin is human and pet life advocate and an award-winning author and freelance writer. She is a contributor to seven Chicken Soup for the Soul books and the author of many inspirational pet books and stories for children and adults. Her first novel, a clean, contemporary pet rescue romance titled Rescue Road, released November 8, 2019. She subtly weaves important life and faith lessons within the lines and pages of her stories. As Patient Resources Director for True Care Women’s Resource Center in Casper, Wyoming, for ten years, Gayle oversees the volunteer program, writes patient stories for the organization’s newsletter, creates blog and social media posts for the center, and serves as a patient advocate when needed. Learn more about her writing endeavors and read her pet blog at her website: www.gaylemirwin.com.