"You're a mom!" excitement saves hope and this life


"I'm...I'm pregnant," said the tear-choked voice on the phone. There was a long pause. The girl had just been relating her issues with drugs, her soon-to-be-eviction, and now her pregnancy. 

On  the other end of the line, there was a thick pause, and silence. Then our staff member burst out: "Oh my word. Congratulations! You're a mom!"

And that was all the new mother needed to hear. Her doubt, shame, and fear melted. Because  someone had just seen her, and her baby, as people -- not problems, her dignity and strength were affirmed.

Because of that one response of joy and support, she knew she could do it.

In a few minutes, we had made sure she was set up with medical help, found her a new home, and done happy, social-distanced jigs of joy with her via phone-line.

That's how Massachusetts Citizens for Life "shelter-in-place." We shelter others with hope as we shelter ourselves.

One life at a time.


Thank all of our members for continuing to support us financially during this challenging period of lockdown. Without your donations, we could not take calls like the one above.



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  • C.J. Williams
    published this page in In The News 2020-05-06 08:24:23 -0400