Mary Pogasic, however, credits Ave Maria University’s Campus Care program, which provides free babysitting, financial assistance, and other community support, with helping her graduate with a nursing degree after an unexpected pregnancy during her freshman year.
“As colleges have become more and more secular, they’ve removed this component of community,” she reflected. “When we remove that element then it really does leave these people feeling alone and isolated without any help. And that’s when they feel like their only option is abortion.”
In contrast, she said, pro-life programs like Campus Care show vulnerable pregnant students that “they absolutely can do this” with the proper support.