Life is getting interesting, and the state of Illinois is proving once again that they are not pro-women, pro-families, or pro-life. Recent legislation passed by the Illinois House and Illinois Senate is now awaiting the governor’s signature. The Deceptive Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers Act is a clear attack on life-affirming Pregnancy Centers in the state of Illinois – the sole purpose of this legislation is to shut down any pregnancy related organization that does not refer for or provide abortion.
We are both aware of and troubled by these actions – but we are not afraid. Pregnancy Resources will not be BULLIED by the state to change who we are or how we serve the greater Quad Cities.
Pregnancy Resources is committed to providing excellent care, compassionate support, and honest information to those facing pregnancy decisions through authentic relationships that display grace, honor life, and foster community.
As an organization that embraces integrity, we do not condone, approve of, or excuse the actions of those who use deception, false advertising, or manipulation to mislead women — whether that individual or organization stands for or against abortion.
At Pregnancy Resources, we believe women deserve to be treated with respect and compassion, giving her the time and space she needs to make her pregnancy decision without pressure or coercion. Since 1990, we have stood on the principles of both truth and love, and we are committed to continuing to offer women our best in the years to come.
Today the doors of Pregnancy Resources are open – and will remain open! Centers in Davenport and Moline will continue to serve women and men six days a week. The Mobile Medical Unit will continue to serve our neighbors in Muscatine, Rock Island, and East Moline. Work is continuing at the new permanent location at the QC Mission – and just a few weeks ago your team visited this new site to pray and to dream and to plan. Stay posted for information on the open house scheduled at this new location in then Fall of 2023.
Together, we will continue to offer Hope, Help and Compassion in the name of Jesus Christ at every opportunity.
Together we will empower moms and dads to choose hope and choose life!
Trisha Wilson, Executive Director
Banquet 2023 was an amazing night to come together and celebrate how God is using Pregnancy Resources to make a difference in our community. Testimonies of hope, courage, and redemption were shared. There was an update on various battles being fought on the state and federal level to protect or attack life, and we were called to action. Here’s a glimpse of that special night…
Pregnancy Resources has identified 3 action steps that will significantly expand care to women and men in crisis and when life hangs in the balance. First, most women in our area don’t receive follow up care in the weeks after an abortion. These women sometimes suffer devastating medical and emotional problems. So, in the last few months, the Pregnancy Resources medical team developed a Post Abortion Medical Screening protocol. Since the first of the year, lifesaving intervention has already occurred several times because of this care. Women who choose abortion once are much more likely to abort again. The hope is that this care, in this moment of crisis, will open the door for a choice for life with the next pregnancy and show our sincere concern for the woman even when her choice is not what we would choose.
Second, expanded access to life affirming early pregnancy care continues to be desperately needed. In 2021, the Mobile Medical Unit began serving in East Moline at the QC Mission on Thursday afternoons. The neighborhood has welcomed us, and lives have been saved. Today, your Board of Directors is excited to announce the launch of a permanent Pregnancy Resources center inside the QC Mission. In the coming months, this additional location will provide life affirming early pregnancy care at least two days per week to our neighbors in eastern Quad Cities and outlying areas.
Finally, abortion clinics in Illinois now offer “abortion on the go” mobile vans to cities bordering the state line. Pregnancy Resources will continue to be the sole ministry offering a life affirming Mobile alternative. We will utilize the Mobile Medical Unit to provide pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, and other resources to our friends and neighborhoods that are being targeted by the abortion industry or face extremely limited resources.
Pregnancy Resources has a 2023 Banquet fundraising goal of $170,000. If you have already made a 2023 Banquet gift to support this work, THANK YOU. If you have not yet made your Banquet gift, thank you for prayerfully considering how you might be able to support this life-saving work.
March is Women’s History month. Many of the early champions of the women’s rights movement, in both the United States and throughout the world, were and are unapologetically pro-life. Today we honor some of those came before us and who walk among us, leading the way to say that all life matters and women deserve better than abortion. Here are some of their thoughts, in their own words…
Elizabeth Cady Stanton called abortion “infanticide” and wrote that “when we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.”
Susan B. Anthony frequently referred to abortion as “child murder” and “infanticide.” She said: “Child murders practice their profession without let or hindrance, and open infant butcheries unquestioned…Perhaps there will come a day when an unmarried mother will not be despised because of her motherhood…and when the right of the unborn to be born will not be denied or interfered with.”
Mother Teresa said: “I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” She also said: “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
Author E. A. Bucchianeri said: “Abortion should be listed as a weapon of mass destruction against the voiceless.”
Women’s Rights Advocate and Activist Alice Paul said: “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.”
Author and Easter Orthodox Theologian Frederica Mathewes-Green said: “Abortion is not a sign that women are free, but a sign that they are desperate.”
President of Feminists for Life Serrin Foster said: “Most women ‘choose’ abortion precisely because they believe they have no other choice.”
Alveda King said: “Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.”