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Good, Lee Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Pregnancy Center Week

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Bob Good (VA-05) introduced a resolution designating the week of November 8th as National Pregnancy Center Week. The legislation is cosponsored by 40 additional House Republicans. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the companion resolution in the Senate.

“Pregnancy centers provide mothers a safe place to turn to as they look for help, hope, and healing during challenging times. These centers and the individuals who work and volunteer at them deserve to be supported and recognized for the vital role they play in helping mothers and their families. I’m proud to stand with leaders like Senator Mike Lee who are working to protect innocent life.”  – U.S. Representative Bob Good

“Each year, thousands of women and men facing difficult pregnancy situations turn to these centers for help, hope, and healing. Thanks to the heroic and tireless efforts of their staff and volunteers, parents receive compassionate care and crucial resources that help them to choose life, saving millions of babies’ lives each year. It’s only right that we honor and support their life-affirming work.” – U.S. Senator Mike Lee

“We commend Senator Lee and Representative Good for highlighting the vital contributions of the network of more than 2,700 pro-life pregnancy centers across our country. Groups like Care Net, Heartbeat International, NIFLA, and others, with their multitude of dedicated volunteers, make a powerful positive impact in the lives of millions of women and families – giving them the courage and support they need to choose life. Their heroic service is an area where all Americans, whether or not they consider themselves pro-life, can find common ground. We hope the whole Congress will join us in taking concrete steps to recognize how the pregnancy care center movement continues to stand the test of time.”SBA List VP of Government Affairs Marilyn Musgrave.

“Each year, thousands of women find themselves unexpectedly pregnant with no one to turn to.  Pregnancy resource centers (PRC) provide vital support for these women offering free ultrasounds, STD testing, parenting classes, post-abortion support, diapers, baby clothes, and most importantly a loving, listening friend. From the moment a woman enters a PRC, she is surrounded with compassion, support, and care. The work of these centers changes the lives of many women and saves the lives of countless children. Family Research Council is proud to support PRCs across the country and is grateful to Rep. Good for his resolution calling for national recognition of this heroic work.” Mary Szoch, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council

“Pregnancy Care Centers are the heart and the soul of the pro-life movement, as they are dedicated to supporting women and creating nourishing environments in which families can thrive. They exist to provide women who feel broken and desperate with a place to turn to in their hour of need. Thank you to Rep. Bob Good and Sen. Mike Lee for highlighting this life-saving work.”Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life

“Every woman deserves love and support during an unexpected pregnancy and for 50 years, Heartbeat International's network of pregnancy help has provided this compassionate care and real choice. Through the work of pregnancy help, women and men receive the compassionate support they need when facing a life-changing decision. They walk alongside families throughout the pregnancy and beyond, blessing them with pregnancy tests, emotional support, ultrasounds, parenting classes, and so much more at no cost.”

“Pregnancy help centers set the standard for true compassion and support so that no woman feels alone, coerced, or so hopeless that she ends her child’s life through abortion. Pregnancy help organizations should be commended for the selfless care they provide to their communities and the generations of families they strengthen. Strong families create strong communities. Thank you to Representative Good and Senator Lee for recognizing the great work of pregnancy help.” Andrea Trudden, Heartbeat International

Background on Pregnancy Centers:

  • As of 2019 there were approximately 2,700 pregnancy centers in the United States
  • Pregnancy Centers reach two million people each year through a combination of client services
  • Community-supported pregnancy centers in the United States receive support from more than 53,000 volunteers each year

Cosponsors (40): Reps Hartzler (R-MO), Hice (R-GA), Aderholt (R-AL), Harris (R-MD), Banks (R-IN), LaMalfa (R-CA), Smith (R-MO), Jackson (R-TX), Westerman (R-AK), Latta (R-OH), Wagner (R-MO), Babin (R-TX),  Herrell (R-NM), Gosar (R-AZ), McKinley (R-WV), Wittman (R-VA), Hinson (R-IA), Bishop (R-NC), Duncan (R-SC), Mooney (R-WV), Boebert (R-CO), Miller (R-IL), Rosendale (R-MT), Norman (R-SC), Weber (R-TX) , Fulcher (R-ID), Bilirakis (R-FL), Budd (R-NC), Joyce (R-PA), Feenstra (R-IA), Taylor Greene (R-GA), Moore (R-AL), Crawford (R-AR), Gohmert (R-TX), Cawthorn (R-NC), Griffith (R-VA), Hern (R-OK), Grothman (R-WI), Fischbach (R-MN), Lamborn (R-CO)

Groups supporting:
Susan B. Anthony List, Family Research Council, March for Life, and Heartbeat International