BATON ROUGE, September 12, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Exchange reports that the crisis pregnancy centres in Mississippi and Louisiana areas are being called upon to help with maternity cases but Dorothy Wallis, director of Care Pregnancy Center of Baton Rouge, said that the huge influx of donations is not getting to them. “The hospitals are sending their post-delivery patients to us for care. The American Red Cross sent eight families today.”
In an email, pro-life nurse and activist, Jill Stanek told LifeSiteNews.com that as of today, the centres have received only US $5000.00 and that is to cover extra expenses for all the pregnancy centres in the area, including the overflow from the five New Orleans clinics destroyed by the hurricane.
Caring to Love Ministries has set up a website where readers can send in tax-exempt donations for the care of expectant mothers in the Gulf area. The Care Pregnancy clinic of Baton Rouge offers critical personal, prenatal, and post partum support for women and particularly focuses on low-income mothers.
The group hopes to counter the action of Planned Parenthood teams who have already descended upon the refugees offering surgical abortions and chemical abortifacients to rape victims and other pregnant refugees. Wallis said, “I will walk side by side with Planned Parenthood into the devastated area.”Â“We have something to give they do not. We offer love and compassion. We have the opportunity to give forth life. Devastation and death have already arrived.”
The group has a plan to send three mobile medical units into New Orleans to ensure that care for women in the area is ongoing but needs help funding the life-saving project. “We need the mobile units badly. The units will provide pregnancy medical care, counseling, and ultrasounds. “As the trees are removed and as the soldiers move in to those communities, we need to have our mobile units move in as well,” said Wallis.
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