11.04.15

Senators Lankford and Inhofe Co-sponsor Resolution Recognizing "National Pregnancy Center Week"

WASHINGTON, DC— Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) have co-sponsored a resolution in the Senate that designates the week of November 8, as "National Pregnancy Center Week." The resolution recognizes the vital role that community-supported pregnancy centers (also known as pregnancy care and pregnancy resource centers) play in saving lives and serving women and men faced with difficult pregnancy decisions.

"Pregnancy centers in Oklahoma, and around the nation, do a tremendous job providing support and resources for individuals who face the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy. Volunteers and staff make a difference each and every day as they stand up for children, and they do it in a compassionate loving way,” said Lankford and Inhofe in a joint statement.

"For all that we do on Capitol Hill to affirm and protect life, it pales in comparison to the face-to-face work pregnancy-help organizations do across this country every day," said Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), the lead sponsor of the Senate resolution. "This nation is truly blessed to have so many heroes that are helping mothers, and fathers, make the courageous and selfless choice to welcome a new life into this world regardless of their personal circumstances."

In addition to designating the week of November 8 as "National Pregnancy Center Week," the resolution also notes that:

  • Nonprofit organizations have cooperated since November 13, 1971 to save as many lives as possible from abortion;
  • There are approximately 2,500 pregnancy centers in the United States;
  • Pregnancy centers reach more than 2.3 million people each year;
  • Every day in the United States pregnancy centers assist an average of 6,500 people;
  • Approximately 1,000 medical pregnancy centers provide limited ultrasound services at little or no cost;
  • Close to 230,000 ultrasounds are performed at pregnancy centers each year;
  • Nearly every pregnancy center care and resource center provides clients with material support for pregnancy and infant care.

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