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As a Christian, Shayla never thought she would consider having an abortion. But the day she walked into Southside Pregnancy Center, she felt she had no other choice. Abortion was the answer.

Shayla’s hands were full. She was already a single mother parenting a one-year-old. She had growing concerns about the relationship with the father of this baby. She had limited support from friends and family, and daycare costs were burdensome.  Additionally, Shayla had dreams of her own. She wanted to go back to school and pursue a career in the medical field, but feared she would never reach her own goals. These realities convinced Shayla, there was no way she could have a second child.

Shayla’s concerns were very real and troubling to her, something we at Southside Pregnancy Center never take lightly. During her visit, Shayla shared with us that God brought her through some tough times during her first pregnancy. We were able to connect with her on a spiritual level and encourage her that the same God who helped her then was the same God who could help her now.

After Shayla saw the ultrasound of her unborn child, and after learning about the resources available to her at our Family Life Resource Center, Shayla told us she was keeping her baby!

Speaker Endorsements

  • Getting the verbiage right is vital. The money Vitae is investing makes us go a lot further, to the point that we’re a huge annoyance to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

    Hasselbeck tells Vitae Donors to Lean InKim Triller, Executive Director of Care Net of Puget Sound - Seattle, Washington
  • For any pregnancy center serious about reaching, engaging, and supporting abortion-minded women, familiarity with the research and messaging strategies produced by Vitae is essential.

    hasselbeck inspiresLeanna Baumer, Executive Director of Assist Pregnancy Center - Annandale, Virginia
  • My abortion was not about birth control—it was about fear. Fear of ruining my current reputation and future dreams. Fear of people finding out I wasn’t a “good” girl. Someone finally understood why I had an abortion and had research to support it!

    Georgette Forney, Silent No More
  • The masters of media are the people defining the moral value system…that is why what you’re doing [Vitae Foundation] is of such vital importance. You are saving lives.

    Oliver North, U.S. Marine (Ret.), Author, Fox News Correspondent
  • The Vitae Foundation is at the forefront of where this movement needs to go, and I really applaud you. You’re changing minds, you’re changing hearts, and the world is a better place for your vision.

    Sean Hannity, TV Host
  • Everybody should ask this question: If you didn’t show up, who would miss you and why? If Vitae hadn’t shown up, think of the babies today who would not be here if it weren’t for them. That’s the greatest contribution we could make to our fellow human beings.

    Lou Holtz, Former Coach - Notre Dame Football


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