Tag: Pregnancy

Abria-North Side merger bolsters help for women in north Minneapolis

Abria-North Side merger bolsters help for women in north Minneapolis

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

When executive director Naomi Terlouw of North Side Pregnancy Options in north Minneapolis attended a presentation by Abria Pregnancy Resources in 2016, she was inspired by what the new pro-life pregnancy clinic had to offer and the research that went into its development.

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Under new name, TLC Options for Women looks to Elevate Life

Under new name, TLC Options for Women looks to Elevate Life

| March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months since its rebranding as Elevate Life, the nonprofit formerly known as TLC Options for Women has seen its new vision for its organization and pregnancy resource centers begin to take root.

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Finding out: Is it even possible?

Finding out: Is it even possible?

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I catch her eye across the pew and smile. Her stomach is starting to swell, slightly. After Mass she rushes over, excited and chatty. “How are you?” I ask.

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Ohio lawmakers send governor two bills restricting abortion

Ohio lawmakers send governor two bills restricting abortion

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Dec. 8, lawmakers passed a measure to ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy. On Dec. 6, they approved legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually at about the sixth week of pregnancy.

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Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

| Bridget Ryder | November 10, 2016 | 3 Comments

While any pregnancy is inherently risky, those risks increase in a surrogacy pregnancy — a fact opponents hoped was underscored in testimony before the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Surrogacy, which is studying the issue and plans to release a report next month. Minnesota does not legally recognize commercial surrogacy arrangements.

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Pregnancy center opens with message of strength, beauty

Pregnancy center opens with message of strength, beauty

| Bridget Ryder | October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Our approach is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, welcoming place to make a really important decision in their life,” said Nancy Utoft, board president. “The other aspect that’s really important is that we’re not just there with the women at the moment of decision, we want to walk with them up to the first two years.”

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Merged LifeCare centers plan to reopen at new site with new name

Merged LifeCare centers plan to reopen at new site with new name

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Abria’s service enhancements are part of the organization’s aim to be the area’s “most trusted and referred provider of life-affirming medical, personal support and material assistance services,” according to a description on its website.

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Women feel same ache as salvation’s matriarchs

Women feel same ache as salvation’s matriarchs

| Denise Bossert | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

I had a glimpse into the matriarchs of salvation’s history that I had never had. They had no reason to believe they would ever hear their own child’s first cry — except a faint hope that remained in the deepest, most hidden part of their hearts.

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Life Fund offers a lifeline

Life Fund offers a lifeline

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Program helps families with pregnancy or infant-related needs

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Human Stockpiling

Human Stockpiling

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent news report chronicled a Chinese woman named Huang Yijun. Sixty years ago, her unborn child died, but the pregnancy was never expelled from her body. Instead, her baby’s body slowly began to calcify inside her, becoming a crystallized, stone-like mass. Such stone babies (known as lithopedions) are extremely rare.

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