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.

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 […]
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 […]
October 30, 2019

Living Hope: A Call From the Lord

Raven Henson was a 15-year-old Alaskan teenager when she faced an unexpected pregnancy. Her parents wanted her to have an abortion, but a classmate encouraged her to go to a local pregnancy center instead. Raven went, and there she was met with compassion and love. In a 2018 media interview, the young founder and director shared the following thoughts about her personal experience as a pregnancy center client: “They also told me something else that […]
October 25, 2019

SCOTUS Begins a New Term. Will Roe v. Wade be Reversed?

This is an exciting time for the pro-life movement. The Supreme Court will be determining if it will hear arguments in several cases that will have a major impact on the ability of states to restrict, and even ban, abortion. On the first day of its session, SCOTUS announced that it will hear argument on the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that requires admitting privileges in a local hospital for any doctor performing abortion. It […]
July 31, 2019

Pregnancy Center Director Reflects on a Beautiful Calling

Blessed be the Name of the Lord! God’s Word is filled with treasures and I recently just found one of those as I read Proverbs 24. If you faint in the day of adversityyour strength is small.11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death;hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?Does not he who keeps […]
July 8, 2019

President Trump, Vice President Pence, NIFLA and ADF Honor First Anniversary of Supreme Court NIFLA v. Becerra Decision

My daughter graduated from high school last month. Her graduation caused me to ponder about the privileges we Americans enjoy. It is indeed a great privilege to be a young woman in America, and even more so this year as NIFLA celebrated the first anniversary of its Supreme Court victory, NIFLA v. Becerra. This victory earned my daughter and her generation—as well as all Americans—freedom not to be compelled to speak a message with which […]