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For Young Mothers Facing Life or Death Decisions

She stands over the sink, gripping the counter as she steadies her knees. The churning in her stomach begins to subside. A splash of cold water helps wash away the tears. She reaches over and grabs the tiny stick showing a dark pink line. Engulfed in a cloud of fear and anxiety she asks herself: What do I do now?

Each year in the United States nearly 1 million teenage women (10 percent of all women ages 15-19) become pregnant. Many Southern Baptist churches are discovering this is a perfect time to come alongside young women to offer help for their needs and offer hope in Jesus Christ. Here's how.


First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, launched a Pregnancy Help Center for young mothers in the community. The church supports the...