From St. Joseph PRC

Happy Re-New Year!

New year, fresh page, lofty goals—each new year people love to reset . . . start over, but if you will indulge me a moment, a new year also gives us a chance to reflect the past year so we can strive towards excellence in the future. Three reflections: Good things happened in the Missouri legislature, the clinic saw the “right” women, and the abortion culture is getting darker.   Missouri Legislature The pro-life lawmakers in Missouri passed many great pieces of legislation in 2019, including a Heartbeat Bill (making abortion illegal after eight weeks—this law has not yet... read more

Annual Benefit Program

Contact: Libby Owens, St. Joseph PRC (816) 387-8090 St. Joseph, MO, August 15, 2019 — St. Joseph Pregnancy Resource Clinic invites you to hear the incredible story of Gianna Jessen, keynote speaker, during the Wonderfully Made Annual Benefit Program on September 10, 2019, at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, MO. Gianna Jessen is an international pro-life speaker, advocate, writer, and a gifted singer. She has testified before the United States Congress, the Australian Parliament, and the British Commons. Gianna has spoken to millions of people in Italy with Pope Benedict XVI conveying her inspiring story... read more

Life Day Walk, Life Chain And Rally Sunday, October 6, 2019

Featured Speaker – J. Alan Branch Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary The Sanctity of Life: The Basic Human Right FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Life Day Coalition Facebook: Life Day St. Joseph, MO (816)387-8090 St. Joseph, MO, July 23, 2019— Life Day is an annual inter-faith event in St. Joseph, MO to celebrate and defend all ages and stages of human life. There are 3 ways to be involved: walk, prayer chain and rally. The public is invited to participate in these no cost events on October 6, 2019. The LIFE DAY events will conclude with a 3:30 pm... read more

Our Hope and Future – Reviving the Sanctity of Life Worldview

Sometimes youth get a bad rap, but we can’t lump them all into one “no-good, no-hope” pile and wring our hands. There are excellent examples of young people in each generation who truly want to make a difference for the glory of God. Furthermore, when young people learn the truth about the issues of the day, many of them actually want to take action. This is true when it comes to the topic of abortion. Moved by the video trailer of the movie “Unplanned,” Grace Voga immediately decided to do something. She decided to ask her friends, of all... read more

A Life-Changing Resource

“How much does an abortion cost without insurance??” was the message Annie* left on an online form. As quickly as Annie submitted the form, an alert “ding” notified the scheduler at our clinic that a woman needed help. Immediately, a phone call was placed to Annie to schedule an appointment so she could receive necessary, critical information before any decisions were made to abort the baby. Annie understood that there would be no abortions performed and no abortion referrals given during any appointments at our St. Joseph clinic. She also understood, though, that she lacked information. When Annie arrived... read more

. . . We Would Have Made a Horrible Mistake

What do you do when you’re faced with a life-altering decision, and you know what you would like to do—what you should do—but you just cannot rally the support in your favor? Conflict will inevitably occur even in the best relationships, but toss an unplanned pregnancy on the fire, and sparks may fly! A woman may know in her heart she should carry her baby, however, it’s often difficult to make her case, and she may succumb to pressure that’s being put on her by those around her including the father of the baby. That’s where St. Joseph’s own... read more

I’ll Go First…

Sometimes, telling your story is hard. It contains secrets that can expose the ugly side of you… the ones you keep hidden because they contain bad decisions, regrets, and even murder. Telling your story can mean “ugly cry” moments, fear, shame, embarrassment, guilt, anger, and the list goes on, but you need to tell your story. Why? Because secrets kill. Secrets are the land mines of our lives. They change the filters through which we live and rarely stay small. They grow and let fear, doubt, guilt, and self-loathing seep into our lives. They are inevitable sources of destruction... read more

What More Can We in Pro-Life Do?

What is Planned Parenthood Celebrating? Planned Parenthood dates their beginning to Margaret Sanger’s first birth control clinic established in Brooklyn, N.Y., October of 1916. Therefore, they are celebrating 100 years this year. Just what is there to celebrate? Let’s take a look first from the perspective of Planned Parenthood and then from the perspective of pro-life. 1. Planned Parenthood is celebrating Margaret Sanger. Admittedly she exerted a very widespread influence in her lifetime (1879 – 1966). Let’s look at her achievements, radical quotes, and plans for the “race” to understand better the underpinnings of PP. Her plan for world... read more

Creating Dialogue About Abortion

by Elizabeth Dean, D.O. Abortion has been legal since 1973. For more than 43 years, dedicated pro-lifers have been working against abortion, believing this legal procedure is immoral. That is a long time. We would like to be effective in protecting the lives of the unborn by changing laws and by changing the minds of pro-choice individuals. What can we do to best effect change? Recently the staff at St. Joseph PRC looked at the pro-choice to pro-life conversion stories of physicians, nurses, ultra-sonographer, abortion clinic owner, and staff. Each person left the abortion industry for different reasons, related... read more

Answers to Pro-Choice Talking Points & Arguments

Pro-choice talking points and arguments are extensive, using many “what if’s”, careful semantics, and repetition to promote the acceptance of abortion. Even if we are not convinced to accept abortion, they will settle for our apathy. The pro-life message is simple. The unborn child is a human being, a human person, whose life should be protected. Pro-lifers can be prepared to see through the talking points and answer the arguments with gentleness and respect. Our job is to win hearts for life. We are all familiar with a talking point, especially in this highly political season. It is a... read more