Not long ago, I became acquainted with a remarkable non-profit organization in Pennsylvania called Real Alternatives, which describes itself very simply here:
The mission of Real Alternatives is to provide life-affirming alternative to abortion services to assist women faced with crisis pregnancies. We accomplish this Mission by: * Administering a statewide government-funded alternative to abortion services program that funds pro-life social service agencies, pregnancy support centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies that provide counseling and material assistance; and, * Educating other pro-life organizations throughout the country about government funded alternative to abortion services programs.
That is impressive enough. But so is this moving — and very effective — video below. It may be one of the best pro-life testimonials out there. Take a moment and watch. And visit Real Alternatives website for more information on the work they do.
Looking for a good cause to support this Christmas season? I nominate this one.
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