A pro-life organization recently celebrated the milestone of rescuing 20,000 preborn babies from abortion since its launch. Over one-fifth of the lives were saved last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Human Coalition, a leading pro-life organization that seeks to rescue abortion-determined mothers and their children from abortion, saved its first preborn child from abortion on June 22, 2010, and saved 14 more babies in that year.
Over a decade later, over 20,000 children have life because of Human Coalition’s intervention in the lives of women seriously considering abortion, and the organization has served over 214,000 women and families.
During the pandemic in 2020, Human Coalition provided a variety of services to 44,131 women and celebrated 4,150 “life decisions” made by mothers considering abortion who instead chose life for their preborn children.
Jeff Bradford, president of Human Coalition, told The Christian Post in an interview that when the pandemic hit, the organization already had technology in place to allow its operations to continue, which was a “Godsend.”
Because the organization had already explored virtual and telecare options in 2018, it was able to adjust at a time when many organizations were forced to shut down during the lockdowns.
“We were able to [continue to] minister to women and just save lives, which was amazing,” Bradford said.
The organization also shifted all of their nurses online within a weekend.
“When the pandemic hit, because we’re a technology-driven company, we were able to move very quickly into a virtual model with all of our brick-and-mortar clinics,” Bradford said.
The virtual telecare model allowed them to serve a greater volume of women and is often more comfortable for the woman seeking help during a vulnerable time.
“This generation and this age of women, 18 to 24, are very comfortable using telecare and are used to that model,” he explained. “And so ... many are even more comfortable with the [discreet aspect] that you have on a call versus showing up in a brick-and mortar-clinic.”
Using the telecare model also decreased the time and barriers in making an appointment, he explained.
“We also were able to get twice as many women through the doors than we were in the traditional brick-and-mortar model, and it really breaks down geographic and transportation issues,” he said. “So we are able to serve a much broader client, get them in faster because we’re counseling them immediately and not having to wait days before they show up.”
Human Coalition has seven brick-and-mortar Women’s Care Clinics in Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Pittsburgh, Raleigh and Charlotte. It also offers two exclusive Telecare Women’s Clinics staffed with nurses and social workers.
The organization works to show women that abortion is not the only option, contrary to what the abortion industry tells them, through connecting them with help, counseling, resources and a continuum of care.
Since the pandemic, the factors that go into a mother's decision to keep her child are “more difficult” with the increased anxiety, uncertainty, isolation and job loss due to ongoing government-mandated lockdowns in many states.
“[The mother's] outlook is not what it was pre-pandemic, and so her situation has gotten even tougher,” he added.
For abortion-determined women, choosing life requires courage, Bradford stressed.
“[Choosing life for her child] is one of the most courageous and brave things a woman can do because you know these women are in tough situations and what we do is help empower them [in what] God’s created them to do,” Bradford said.
“So they just sometimes need somebody to stand in the gap and help them a little bit, these are incredibly courageous, brave and capable women who would choose life and really make a choice for the child’s life, but ultimately for theirs as well,” he continued.
As Mother’s Day approaches on Sunday, the Human Coalition is celebrating that many more children will be able to celebrate their moms because of their life-saving ministry.
“Imagine all the moms who will get to celebrate Mother’s Day with their child in just a few days. Imagine all the families who will get to make a lifetime of memories together. Imagine all the boys and girls who will grow up, attend school, play sports, celebrate holidays, and could go on to have children of their own one day,” Bradford said in a statement. “We thank God for using Human Coalition to help save preborn children and to provide resources, services and hope to women in need.”
Bradford said Human Coalition “fervently believes ending abortion is possible.”
As the organization moves forward, it will continue to support vulnerable women, rescue children from abortion and restore culture to one that values life, he said.
Emily Wood is a reporter with The Christian Post. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org