Change of Heart Program
Would you like to be part of getting a new life saving program off the ground?
I was recently at an event wherein the Executive Director of the Women’s Care Center in Milwaukee was speaking about a program they have that reimburses women who had previously put down money to pay for an abortion; but who ultimately changed their minds and decided to have their babies.
Hearing of the moral and financial dilemma facing many young women and girls when they are faced with an unexpected pregnancy, I contacted Life’s Connection, an organization that I have supported in the past to see if they had a similar program. The executive director, Krys Crawley, indicated she desperately wanted to have a program like this, but was in need of funding.
She explained that on a weekly basis, young women walk into Life’s Connection clinics in Waukesha and Mukwonago, after previously visiting Planned Parenthood. Having doubts about having an abortion, but already having put down deposit money (approximately $150), they are feeling financially trapped. By removing this financial penalty, many of their clients choose life for their babies.
Believing there is no greater opportunity to make a difference than by saving the life of a baby, Shakespeare is thrilled to announce that we’ll be a founding sponsor of the Change of Heart Program. The new Change of Heart Program will allow Life’s Connection to reimburse each young woman for money she has already put down for an abortion if she changes her mind and has her baby.
Life’s Connection is thrilled about this sponsorship, and officially beginning their Change of Heart Program. They are telling all of their counselors that this program is available now… and making their clients aware that they truly can change their mind at the last moment.
We are excited to sponsor the Change of Heart Program, and would welcome support from others, as well.
In addition to our ongoing sponsorship, this week we are happy to donate $100 to Life’s Connection.
If you’d like to join us in supporting Life’s Connection,