Jean Marie’s Story

The Hill: A Pro-life Pregnancy Center Saved Me from a Life of Human Trafficking

Not long ago, I stood before the Vermont Senate and testified about my experience as a human trafficking survivor who became the first black female pregnancy center director in the state.

I had been asked to testify against a bill targeting pro-life pregnancy help centers, falsely claiming that we “mislead” the public about our services.

But my story puts the lie to this narrative and proves the beautiful truth of our work — that pregnancy centers love, serve and commit ourselves to the men, women and children of our communities who need our help. We know firsthand how our assistance can transform someone’s life.

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Fox News: Vermont Law Censors Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Jean Marie, with a powerful story of surviving human trafficking, joins Fox News to explain the hope that the pregnancy resource centers offer.

The law is censoring pro-life pregnancy centers from speaking freely about their services if they do not perform abortions or provide dangerous chemical abortion drugs. It is unconstitutionally vague, and Vermont only applies it against facilities that decline to perform or refer for abortion. Since the state is clearly targeting pro-life centers for their beliefs, ADF attorneys have filed a lawsuit on behalf of NIFLA and two pregnancy centers.

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