New Report Highlights Grassroots Support for Texas Mothers
Washington, D.C. – Pro-life pregnancy centers provided nearly $33 million in total services, materials, and support at virtually no cost to Texas women and families in 2019, according to a new report from the nonprofit Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) produced in partnership with the Care Net provider network.
Support included $19,448,790 in medical services, $10,889,759 in family services, and $2,218,416 in material items, including diapers, clothing, and car seats.
CLI President Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan said:
“These aren’t just statistics. These are tangible expressions of a community’s love for the vulnerable, the confused, the conflicted, the hurting, and the courageous women facing a pregnancy in difficult circumstances. These statistics represent over 5,000 grassroots volunteers and over 1,200 staff, including licensed medical professionals, who enter into the lives of these women and families to embrace, support and care for them. In a time of great uncertainty, pro-life pregnancy centers are igniting points of light in the darkness.”
The nearly $33 million in 2019 support for Texas mothers and families includes:
- 111,061 free packs of diapers
- 3,153 free, new car seats
- 146,440 free baby clothing outfits
- 14,637 STD/STI tests performed by registered nurses
- 34,082 clients received free parenting education
- 62,233 free ultrasounds performed by registered nurses/medical sonographers
- 104,207 free pregnancy tests
- 3,230 clients received free post-abortion support and recovery services
The estimated support does not include the value of housing and monetary assistance provided when clients are referred to local churches, community organizations, and other agencies.
The Texas Pregnancy Center State Impact Report is a collaborative project between Care Net and the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Click here to read the full report.
Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List. CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.