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8/16/2015

UnPlanned and Crisis Pregnancy Help Centers


In my previous article:  Planned Parenthood Debate and What is Life I gave a synopsis of the spirit in which we come to earth.  I surmise that just stating that would turn people off, especially those who are very religious.  I do hope that some did watch the movie that I added to the article at the end.  Yes, it was a long one, more than 100 minutes.  It was well worth it though to have watched it and worth it to watch it with all the family members or group members, church members for they are all part and we are all part of that big family.

I got some great answers from a source and they helped me out tremendously on where a woman can go to get help is she find herself with an unplanned pregnancy.  I want to take all the negativity and bashing of the organization, Planned Parenthood, and turn it into a positive note.  Oh yes I have come across some people that just cannot see past the hatred and that hatred they are spreading around. They seem to have this "Tunnel Vision" and cannot for the life of them figure out that such and organization was there for a reason.  They can't seem to see the other things that this and other organization do for Women in general.

For this reason it would be a better alternative to help all those Women and the men that are involved in the pregnancy too and educate them.

We should strive to "be there" before these desperate women get to the abortion decision.

We should educate every single person about what the body does when it conceives.  This should not be exempt with age.  It should be taught in High School and in the Church at the age before their hormones rage and they find it difficult to control them.  Personally I do not think that parents will teach their children these things.  One reason is that most of them do not even know their body's themselves.  Another reason is that it matters not if they are religious or not...puberty and pregnancy is not specific.....everyone goes through puberty not matter what you believe.  It is programmed in us all.  Therefore we need to take a stand and get over ourselves and educate the younger, and older generations to know themselves and what happens with their bodies and what to expect.  The taboo of puberty and the life that changes all of us and those acts that produce unplanned pregnancies need to be lifted.  This is all natural.

An unplanned pregnancy is such a shock to some that they can't think about anything else but what they are going to do with their life and the life of the child they are carrying.  Men are directly affected by this and those who are not need more education and help.  Some greet the unplanned pregnancy with love and find that they cannot wait until the baby is born.  They have a village to support them.  Those who are in a state of shock do not or do not feel that they have support from their family, their peers or a village.  They do though, and this is why I am writing the follow-up to my article that I link at the top of this.

I live in West Virginia and am going to share the places that help pregnant women.  Some of the links that are a source for other crisis pregnancy centers in all the states.

So here is the list and please do not hesitate to share this with others.  You never know who you will help or who needs the help.

West Virginia and Surrounding States (Ohio, Maryland and Virginia)

On this site you will find many more places for Alternatives instead of Abortion.  There are some as far as Ohio, Maryland and Virginia. Some have e-mail addresses and some have their website address so that you can research those places first.

Alternatives To Abortion

This list was last updated on 8/16/2015

ABBA Care
200 Weems Lane
Winchester, VA 22601
540-722-4844
540-665-9660 (Help Line)

Abel Center
PO Box 1164
( 201 Sylvia Lane)
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-325-8694 · 800-705-1196

AIM Women’s Center
PO Box 4365
( 248 N 5th St)
Steubenville, OH 43952
740-283-3636

Birthright Centers Main Website:   www.birthright.org


Birthright of St Albans
St Albans Community Center
500 4th St
St Albans, WV 25177
304-722-2019 · 800-550-4900

Birthright of Beckley
PO Box 1942
( 400 N Vance Dr)
Beckley, WV 25802
304-253-7656 · 800-550-4900

Birthright of Huntington
709 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
304-523-1212 · 800-555-4900

Birthright of Morgantown
364 High St Ste 205
Morgantown, WV 26505
304-296-0277· 800-550-4900

Birthright of Ranson
103 South Mildred St.
Ranson, WV 25438
304-724-7015· 304-279-7185

Burlington UM Family Service Main Website:  www.bumfs.org

P O Box 69
( 1 Rainbow Lane)
Burlington, WV 26710-0069
304-289-6010

Burlington UM Family Service
900 Washington St
Charleston, WV 25301
800-296-6144

Burlington UM Family Service
RR 3 Box 346 A
Grafton, WV 26354
877-23-CHILD · 304-265-1338

Burlington UM Family Service
St Paul's UMC
105 South 2nd St. Ste. 1
Oakland, MD 21550
301-334-1285

Burlington UM Family Service
RR 3 Box 3122
Keyser, WV 26726
800-296-2342 · 304-788-2342

Care Pregnancy Center
1586 Winchester Ave
Martinsburg, WV 25401
877-901-4272 · 304-876-3598

Catholic Charities West Virginia
1218 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-0880 ext 269

Central WV Center for Pregnancy Care
24 Riley Heights
Buckhannon, WV 26201
304-473-1122 · 877-472-1122

Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center
109 W Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-8717

Life Choice Pregnancy Resource Center
PO Box 4223 ( 515 1/2 W Pike St)
Clarksburg, WV 26302
304-622-1953
info@lifechoiceprc.org

Mary’s Cradle
401 College Ave
Bluefield WV 24701
304-327-7757
maryscradle@frontiernet.net

Mountain Top Crisis Pregnancy Center Main Website: http://www.lifecall.org/shelters.html
PO Box 2441
Mountain Lake Park, MD 21550
301-334-1058 · 800-866-2400

Mountain Top Crisis Pregnancy Center Affiliate
97 N Davis Street
Keyser, WV 26726
304-788-0707· 304-788-0707

Mountain Top Crisis Pregnancy Center Affiliate
312 E Main St
Kingwood, WV 26537
304-329-1132· 304-329-1133

Mountain Top Crisis Pregnancy Center Affilate
7 South Street Suite B
Petersburg, WV 26847
304-257-2402

A New Beginning Crisis Pregnancy Center
925 8th Street
Huntington, WV 25701
304-697-0411

Pregnancy Resource Center
36 Mountain Park Dr
Fairmont, WV 26554
304-363-0003

Union Mission
PO Box 112
Charleston, WV 25321
304-925-0366

Women's Care Center
2104 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26104
800-595-7113

Women’s Care Center
215 Marion Street
Marietta, OH 45750
800-595-7113
http://www.womenscarecenter.org/

Life Choice, Inc. (1858)
515 1/2 West Pike St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301 US
Phone: 304-622-1953

The Gabriel Project of WV (2147)
521 Market St. #9
Parkersburg, WV 26101 US
Phone: 304-424-3457
http://gabrielwv.org/

Informed Choice Pregnancy Center (1976)
272 Locust St.
New Martinsville, WV 26155 US
Phone: 304-447-2273
http://informedchoices.org/

8/07/2015

The Abortion Debate and What Is Life



There has been a barrage of reports coming from the Catholic Church about Planned Parenthood and their use of abortion to end the life of the baby.  They are spreading things all over the Internet about how bad it is and reprimanding anyone who choose that.  They are spreading fear and hate in an attempt to discredit anyone who believes in Pro-Choice and condemn and judges those who actually get abortions.  I think they are going about it all wrong.

Instead of judging they should be educating.  Those who sit in prayer are not doing anything to help.  I call that laziness.  They complain about it and then they sit and pray about it.  Prayer doesn't really help anyone.  Oh you may say that it helped others and it really does work.  The only way that it works is if you get off your duff and make something happen.  So in light of  that here is my view on it from my little corner of the world.

Educate the children who are going to be parents.  Most of the women who get abortions are not in front of a Television or have Internet or anything electronic.  Oh yes there is a population in every single city in the world that still has no phone or Internet.  Don't be shocked at this.  So posting all this hate and fear on the Internet, on Social Media sites and the like isn't going to be doing those who have not any good.  You must go to them.  You must teach them about their bodies.  You must show them what is going on, because many do not have the first inkling of what goes on...that includes those in schools and who have all the electronic devices and such.  Just by observing on many social media sites and one the news and so forth...many people do not know anything about having a baby. That is why it is a personal choice between her and the father of the new cells in her body.  It's not about the baby.  Think of it that way.

Just one more side of the situation.  Think about this really long and hard.  When a girl gets pregnant and wants to abort the cells that are growing inside her...it isn't about the new life or the baby.............it's about the relationship between her and the father of that growing new life.  How does the father feel about what he has done to the girl/woman?  How does she feel about what he has done to her body?

I would like to offer you a video that teaches an educates about the woman's body, what happens at the moment of conception and then on to the moths after and the baby is born.  Perhaps this method of educating them will make a more personal experience.  I remember in High School that they taught all about the reproduction system in our bodies.  Well, it was not personal.  I don't mean to go out and do the acts of how to conceived.  I am saying that it was a text book based learning. We didn't have these wonderful videos that we have now 20-30 years ago.  This is real life stuff.  Make it even more real is to have a pregnant woman in the classroom or the church that is pregnant enough that the baby is kicking and moving about.  Let the children (all the way up to 18 year old, is a child to me), feel the life in that woman's body.  Make it personal.  Don't chide or judge because this is a part of life and everyone is a part of it.

Enjoy the Video and spread it around.  I mean spread it around in the Church and in schools and even in the parts of the nations and cities that don't have access to these.

Do something. 

EDUCATE!

The video is 100 minutes long, so go get some popcorn and a drink and enjoy.

For a List of Pregnancy and Crisis Pregnancy centers in WV please visit my next article post:

8/05/2015

Men and Women Ownership Rights?

Masters Are Not Above Their Servants

You Do Not Own Me

"You Don’t Own Me"  by Leslie Gore inspired me to write about ownership of others. 
Here, you can listen to it for yourself



We don't own others
I can tell you that no one person, especially MEN, can own another person. Not in today’s world. If you think about it they could not totally own women in biblical times or before that time either. Each person comes into the world free of religion or any beliefs until it is pressed upon them. Each individual will die and pass on to another realm or do nothing, depending on what those living believe. The individual does it alone and is not owned by anyone or anything.
Biblical verse to prove this:
"Matthew 10:24-33 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
24 `A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord; sufficient to the disciple that he may be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord; if the master of the house they did call Beelzeboul, how much more those of his household?
'Ye may not, therefore, fear them, for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known; that which I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light, and that which you hear at the ear, proclaim on the house-tops.
`And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna.
`Are not two sparrows sold for an assar? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father;  and of you -- even the hairs of the head are all numbered; be not therefore afraid, than many sparrows ye are better.
`Every one, therefore, who shall confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father who is in the heavens; and whoever shall deny me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in the heavens."

MEN
Now in the song Leslie Gore was talking about men who think that they have the right to own a girl and tell her what she can and cannot do. Wow, that song was put out in the 1960’s and it is still true to this day. Time has not changed these things. Those of us women are told and suppressed still. We are still not created or treated equally. My has time ever changed lots of things but not this one. Although we have made strides, many things have not improved. They may have changed, but I see little improvement, especially by these fanatical men.

I did write another article and it was inspired by some women that think that men have the right to rape, assault and suppress them in any manner they want. They use the Bible to somehow make sense of all this. News Flash! The bible was written and put together by men who were tired of the supremacy of women and a woman culture. 

Women have been torn apart from religious leadership since the first meeting to canonize the Bible in 300 A.D, during the Council of Laodicea.  Women were first stricken from having any type of religious leadership in the church. They weren’t allowed to preside or have any kind or type of leadership in any church. They were not even allowed to approach the Alter.

In the 4th century, at the 4th Synode of Carthage, it was set in doctrine and dogma any “holy” woman could not teach men could not baptize others.

In 451 CE it was put in the Canon that women under the age of 40 could not be a deacon of the church. This was a low blow to women as well because this stopped the progression of deacons to the priesthood.


What Went Wrong
This all happened some 300 years after the death of Christ. Well Jesus loved women and he treated them equally and he taught about equality. What happened in those 400 years that went so wrong and that men thought that they could treat women so badly? It is not only in Christianity, but also in Islamic societies as well.

Men Hate Women
I am going to come out and say this. Men hate and fear women. Oh there will be those who say I am wrong and it is not biblical, but their actions do speak volumes. All one has to do is going around the men that try their best to suppress women on Hubpages. I cannot mention names, but they know who they are. Some will tell you that we women are the cause of the destruction of this country. Some say that what we say is not biblical. There are so many that are taught that women has their place and it isn’t having a voice. That is what this country was made for…the absence of tyrannical persons and rule. Religious freedom also includes all people being able to worship or not anything that they want. There is no set rule as to what or who that should be. We do not live in the age when women were taken out of leadership roles in their own religions. It was a nice gesture to have the bill of rights, in the USA, give women equal rights. Some men just cannot stand the taste of that and will try their best to suppress women who use their voice and will have their say.

Some Recent Past and Current Women as Heads of State (Presidents)
Name
Year(s)
Country
President Marie-Louise
April 2014
Malta
Catherine Samba-Panza
Acting Head of State January 23, 2014
Central African Republic
Capitano Reggente Anna Maria Muccioli
January 10, 2013 - January, 4.2014
San Marino
President Park Geun-hye
February 25, 2013
South Korea
President Joyce Banda
July 4, 2012
Malawi
President of the Confederation Eveline Widmer-Sclumpf
January 1, 2012
Switzerland
A Worldwide List of Women Presidents        Female Presidents


Conclusion
The more men hate this and show it in their words and actions the more we are going to speak up for the truth that is within us too. You will never shut us up and you must get over that. In case you have not noticed women do have political power and are in leadership roles of such, not only in the USA but other countries as well. It is not an EGO thing like some claim it is. The more they insist the more they look silly.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_of_the_New_Testament_canon
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/biblianazar/esp_biblianazar_11.htm
http://www.religioustolerance.org/femclrg5.htm


© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere