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Randy, Danielle and Brooke’s Story
Randy, co-founder of Virginia maternity home, Paul Stefan Home, joins Kayleigh McEnany on Fox & Friends to discuss his work to offer hope and support to women facing unexpected pregnancies. Danielle and Brooke, two moms who have found refuge and hope at the home, share their stories.
I chose life for my daughter 10 years ago. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here today.
At 20 years old, I had gone down a very dark path and thought that coping with years of abuse and assault meant immersing myself in drugs, alcohol and risky behavior. I had no goals or motivation to disrupt this lifestyle, which was numbing my pain.
My positive pregnancy test was the one thing that jolted me back to reality, as I stared in terror at the two pink lines in that little window.
I scrambled through my fog of emotion and fear to think about what this meant. I knew that I was carrying life — that it wasn’t just me anymore — but I had no money, and my family refused to support me. I didn’t know how I would make it, but I was determined to figure it out for my baby’s sake.
Danielle joins EWTN Pro-Life Weekly’s Prudence Robertson to share her story. Ten years ago, Danielle chose life for her daughter. Local Virginia Maternity Home, Paul Stefan Home, was there with her every step of the way offering resources and support.
Danielle joins CBN News to share how she chose life for her daughter and found a home and supportive community at Virginia maternity home Paul Stefan Home.
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“We give women three years here, sometimes more,” Kathleen Wilson, executive director of Mary’s Shelter, said. “The idea is that they and their children, who we love … can go on, and counseling, housing, educational, or employment goals can be a real and sustainable reality for them.”
Wilson said the shelter, which started 17 years ago, has grown from one bedroom to four homes with 24 bedrooms. She sees “a real mix of people” come in from all walks of life to turn their lives around for the better.
She said the biggest reason why people come to Mary’s Shelter and why abortions tend to be their first choice is that they are in abusive relationships and do not have a place to live.
“Most of them, that’s not what they really want to do,” she said. “It’s just these traumatic events in their lives for many of them, but for them to even call us, you know, it really shows … that they’re reaching out in some way.”
Mallory said the moment she stepped into Mary’s Shelter, she felt like she was at home.
“It changed my life to be able to have my child, to be in a safe environment, and to not feel like I’m rushed, and I can have all my children with me,” Mallory said.