A graduate student with a one-year-old son is getting help to pay for daycare while she concentrates on her studies, thanks to a pro-life foundation dedicated to assisting pregnant students and those with young children.
Francesca has strong pro-life views born out of her decision not to get an abortion when she was a pregnant teenager three decades ago. She and her husband Matthew inspired their six children to join the pro-life movement.
“This is my fourth store!” an exasperated Lisa Shelton said as she stood in the aisle of a Rite Aid on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst on Sunday, staring at a nearly-empty shelf that normally would be stocked with baby formula. Shelton, who gave birth to a baby boy last month, said she was down to her last two bottles of Similac and was feeling desperate.
When Griselda Pena and her husband Ivan Vasquez found out that she was expecting a baby in 2020, it was a frightening time for them. But the help they received from The Bridge to Life made all the difference.
The Columbiettes, the ladies auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Don Bosco Council No. 4960 in Williamsburg, held a shower on April 20 to collect gifts for mothers in need and delivered the items to The Bridge to Life in College Point the next day.
With a new, larger facility, The Bridge to Life will be able to bridge the gap between women struggling with unexpected pregnancies and the better lives they seek.
Father Chris Piasta made a special delivery to The Bridge to Life on Monday, March 28. He brought as many strollers as could fit in his trunk — approximately 40 sets of wheels. Father Piasta, the Catholic chaplain of JFK Airport, collected the strollers after they had gone unclaimed by airline passengers.
With their two children and a stroller in tow, Ingrid and Elder Castro celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in an unusual way on March 25 — marching in a pro-life demonstration through the canyons of Lower Manhattan. The family traveled from Westchester to join more than 100 demonstrators for the sixth annual International Gift of Life Walk
College students who find themselves pregnant often believe dropping out of school is their only option. They’re wrong, says Josephine Rose, a graduate of Queens College. Rose established a scholarship for pregnant students.
TikTok, a short-form video-sharing platform that is used by millions, is under fire for a video that went viral showing a pregnant girl laughing and dancing at a Planned Parenthood in California.