Abby Johnson’s Pro-Life ‘LoveLine’ Ministry Gets Off to An Incredible Start

Source: Faithwire
Will Maule | 09 January 2020

LoveLine, the latest ministry founded by former Planned Parenthood director and pro-life activist, Abby Johnson, has had an incredible first few months.

Since launching the initiative, which aims to help provide practical assistance to pregnant women in crisis, LoveLine has provided over $22,000 in household and material goods, serving 43 women and 66 children in total.

Historically, pregnant women and moms in crisis have had to wait far too long for government support, putting them at imminent risk. After spending years working to connect the women with local charities and support, Johnson decided to create a dedicated central database and helpline — and at that, LoveLine was born.

“We’ve tapped into a deep need for people to help others, to feel like they are doing something to make a positive difference in another’s life,” said Pamela Whitehead, director of ProLove Ministries and LoveLine. “The immediate response from people to help has been overwhelming.”

Since its launch, the ministry has provided $4,041 in college tuition and $18,786.71 in financial assistance including rent, utilities and income replacement for women on unpaid maternity leave. LoveLine has also delivered 60 hours of life coaching and even paid up the deductible and monthly premiums for one client’s health coverage during her pregnancy.

“It has been both a humbling and exciting experience to witness the love from people all over the nation who have stepped up to give these women in crisis situations a way out,” Johnson said in a statement provided to Faithwire. “Our phones have been pinging nonstop since we officially launched LoveLine and registries sell out in a matter of minutes. With the vast divisiveness in today’s culture, this is one area where love is stronger than our differences.”

Incredibly, one mom, Britni, was referred to LoveLine by an abortion clinic escort.

“You all went above and beyond to help me get back on my feet,” Britni said of the ministry. “You helped me with my deposits and first month[s] rent to ensure I could successfully make it on my own. You set up a registry to ensure I had everything from cleaning supplies to sheets, pillows, towels and so much more.”

The mom added that she will “forever be grateful to everyone involved in making this possible.”

“Not only did you give me hope but you gave me my children back,” she added. “I hope one day I will have the opportunity to be in a position that I can help someone the way you all helped me!”

You can learn more about LoveLine by heading here.

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