Beyond the Pregnancy Test – a NIFLA Blog

Beyond the Pregnancy Test is the NIFLA blog dedicated to women who have recently been found to be pregnant, and are unsure of their options. Inside you will find stories from women, statistics that you should know, and comforting thoughts.

November 4, 2020

Pregnancy Centers in Virginia and Nationwide Deserve Recognition, Respect

The pregnancy center community is one of the most essential aspects of the pro-life movement in our society today. In a culture that widely embraces a woman’s so-called right to choose, pregnancy centers offer encouragement and support that can empower women to choose life for their unborn children.  Virginia is blessed with numerous pro-life pregnancy centers that help support women and their babies. While the work these centers do is invaluable in the eyes of […]
October 14, 2020

Revisiting Raven: Update from Garland, Texas

Raven Henson is no stranger to challenges. So when COVID-19 hit, she was able to make the best of the circumstances.  Raven and her husband Cole recently went through hurdles with the City of Garland, Texas, and their Planning Commission and City Council about the Henson’s decision to transform their house into a pregnancy center, as NIFLA previously reported last year. The city’s final decision was made on December 3, 2019. Thankfully, it was decided […]
September 9, 2020

Mission Hills Pregnancy Center Vandalized

The pro-life movement is often under ideological attack. Sadly, sometimes pregnancy centers working to promote and empower the choice of life suffer physical attacks and vandalism as well. In July of this year, Pregnancy Counseling Center in Mission Hills, California experienced a physical act of vandalism.  As she wondered who could have done such a thing, Edy thought maybe it was someone who had been hurt by an abortion. The center’s executive director, Edy Bernal, […]
July 6, 2020

June Medical Services v. Russo: A Perspective from Louisiana

It was supposed to be a slam dunk. The bill was written by a woman, sponsored by a woman and passed overwhelmingly by both parties in the Louisiana House and Senate. This law was both pro-life and pro-woman, making it a sought-after common ground. Yet, here we are in the shadows of this disappointing decision from the Supreme Court of the United States. House Bill 388, now known as the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, was […]
May 20, 2020

NIFLA: We Remain Committed to Member Pregnancy Centers Through Uncertain Times

NIFLA remains committed to member pregnancy centers through these uncertain times.  We are happy to share that this is only “momentary trouble.” God reminds us to fix our sights on the eternal, not the temporary. In the meantime, we are “staying the course” and continuing to serve.  Today, NIFLA is navigating our ship through turbulent seas and howling winds. We remain focused on our mission, but cannot do so unless the Lord guides us daily. […]
April 8, 2020

Pregnancy Centers Respond to COVID-19: We Are Essential

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it. Many non-essential businesses and services are shuttered across the country as people hunker down and socially distance themselves to prevent the spread of infection.
January 17, 2020

NIFLA Life Empowerment Stories: The Mallory Family

The New Year is a perfect time to look back at where we have been and be thankful for our blessings and where we are today. One of the great joys we experience at NIFLA is seeing the life-changing work our pregnancy centers do. The incredibly life-changing impact of NIFLA’s pregnancy centers can be seen far and wide—both before and after pregnancy, for women suffering from grief after abortions or nervous new mothers who need […]
December 16, 2019

NIFLA Pregnancy Center Impact Stories: The Luna Family

“Dear precious mother-to-be, We have never met but our hearts are full of love for you. You and your unborn baby are of infinite worth.”  Thus begins the letter a group of 12 women wrote to Mrs. Luna, a pregnant mother who went to Birth Choice Pregnancy Center in San Marcos, California.  “When I read the letter, I was just like sobbing. I was just crying, it was just so beautiful,” Mrs. Luna said in […]
December 4, 2019

NIFLA Pregnancy Center Impact Stories: The Elle Project

“My choice was – I become homeless, or I get an abortion.” These are the opening words to a powerful video posted by Alternatives Pregnancy Center, part of NIFLA’s network of 1,500-plus pregnancy centers across the U.S. These words were spoken by a 19-year-old woman, “Elle,” who came to Alternatives. “My parents looked right at me and said, ‘you’re not old enough to have this child, and if you do, you cannot live under our […]