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Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Provided Services Worth $367 Million in 2022

by | May 24, 2024

By Michael J. New

On Tuesday, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Care Net, Heartbeat International, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) released an updated version of “Hope for a New Generation.” Preliminary results were released in December 2023. However, this newer, longer version contains updated data and provides more detailed information about the lifesaving work done by the approximately 2,750 pregnancy help centers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Overall, “Hope for a New Generation” provides both data and testimonials that highlight the positive impact that pro-life pregnancy help centers had in 2022. That year, pregnancy help centers saw over 970,000 new clients and provided goods and services worth over $367 million to women, youth, and families. Furthermore, pregnancy help centers were assisted by over 17,000 paid staff and 44,000 volunteers. Impressively, over 97 percent of those who sought help from pro-life pregnancy help centers reported a positive experience.

The report also shows that pregnancy help centers have expanded their impact. Since 2019, there was a 12 percent increase in ultrasounds, a 41 percent increase in clients attending parenting classes, and a 27 percent increase in STI Tests. During the past three years the percentage of pregnancy help centers offering ultrasounds, STI treatment, parenting classes, abortion-pill reversal, and instruction in fertility awareness all increased.

The year 2022 was challenging for pro-life pregnancy help centers. Anecdotally, many pregnancy centers saw an increase in clients and phone calls post-Dobbs. Furthermore, pro-abortion elected officials continued to introduce legislation to hinder their efforts. Even worse, after the Dobbs leak, some pregnancy help centers were even the targets of arson, vandalism, and other types of violence.

However, “Hope for a New Generation” shows that pregnancy help centers not only overcame these challenges but increased their own impact. Excellent news as pro-lifers continue our efforts to assist pregnant women in need.

Editor’s note. This appeared at National Review Online and is reposted with permission.