A study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that in a five-year span alone, from 2016-2020, crisis pregnancy centers have saved more than 800,000 lives, and millions of lives were saved in total since the first centers were established more than 50 years ago, according to Christian Headlines. The study also revealed that pregnancy centers have provided millions of dollars in free services to pregnant women. The study brings to light the work and achievements of crisis pregnancy centers as they continue to be under attack by abortion activists.
According to the study, there are over 2,700 crisis pregnancy centers operating in the United States with over 54,000 volunteers. The centers provide resources for pregnant mothers and families including education, medical care, and essential supplies such as diapers, formula, car seats, and strollers. The study cited data from 2019 that revealed an estimated value of over $266 million worth of services that went to about 2 million men, women and youth during just that one year.
Sadly, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has led to attacks on these pregnancy crisis centers. Christian Headlines reports that Senator Elizabeth Warren stated in her attack on the centers, “in Massachusetts right now, those crisis pregnancy centers that are there to fool people who are looking for pregnancy termination help outnumber true abortion clinics by 3 to 1…We need to shut them down here in Massachusetts, and we need to shut them down all around the country. You should not be able to torture a pregnant person like that.”
Unfortunately for Warren, her accusations are unfounded as this study and evidence across the country has shown that crisis pregnancy centers are truly helping mothers with unexpected pregnancies, and are allowing beautiful lives to blossom and families to form. Moira Gaul, a Charlotte Lozier Institute scholar and lead author of the study, shared that pregnancy centers have over 95% client satisfaction rates and many clientele are referred to centers by family and friends who have experienced their compassion, generosity, and care.