“It’s like someone turned a faucet on.”
That’s how Sherri Statler, president and CEO of a West Texas family services nonprofit, describes the increase of women with unplanned pregnancies seeking help since the state passed a bill banning abortions after the detection of the fetal heartbeat.
Now that U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, she anticipates the number of pregnant women seeking help will grow even more.
Meanwhile, health care expert and church member Verlon Johnson expresses concern that the end of Roe will increase the rate of unsafe, illegal abortions.
The Christian Chronicle’s Audrey Jackson shares perspectives from Christians who work with adoption agencies and healthcare providers about the impact of abortion bans and restrictions in the days to come.