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During the pandemic, “Hercules” to the rescue of pregnant women

by | May 27, 2020

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

The star of “Hercules” is coming to the rescue of pregnant women at the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Actor Kevin Sorbo is co-hosting an online event today to benefit the life-saving work of the Good Counsel maternity homes in the Northeastern United States.

You can learn more about both the organization and the online event at

The non-profit organization operates five maternity homes in New York and New Jersey, areas especially hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

Outspokenly pro-life, Sorbo last month stated on the social media platform Twitter: “In a nation where liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and abortion clinics are deemed ‘essential’ by government bureaucrats during the Coronovirus outbreak, and church attendance is judged non-essential, we don’t have to study long to diagnose the morbid condition of America.”

Following the revelations about West Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors,” Sorbo and his wife stated that they were offering prayers that “the thousands of babies slaughtered are never forgotten.”

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s online fundraising event is entitled, “Pregnancy Help for the Pandemic & Abortion Epicenter.” It will verify how Good Counsel homes are reaching out to mothers and babies during these especially trying times.

“We will not shut out women in need during this most critical time,” said the CEO of Good Counsel, Sandra Jones. “As people are staying home, as they should, tensions will heat up. For those who are now unemployed, depression and anxiety will rise. Domestic violence will escalate the longer this goes on. Good Counsel will respond with immediate help for women and children who need us.”

Research has shown that as many as 60 percent of abortions are coerced, meaning that women are being pressured by boyfriends, husbands, parents, and others to abort their children. Pro-life advocates are concerned that some individuals may use the pandemic to prey upon the fears of vulnerable pregnant women. Leading medical professionals have confirmed that COVID-19 cannot be transmitted from a mother to her preborn child through the placenta.

As Good Counsel’s website notes, since 1985 the organization has “helped more than 7,800 homeless women and children move from a crisis situation to receive concrete help and build a brighter future.” You can learn more about the organization and the online event at .