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Do the Right Thing

By Mary-Kathryn Laws

Avery CountyMary-Kathryn Laws Anne Ministries Avery County


“I thought I was being a supportive friend. I thought the burden of this sin would be totally hers, and I was an innocent bystander just helping her do what she wanted to do. I drove her to the abortion facility three hours away. I was not permitted to go inside with her so I had to leave her to face this horrible ordeal alone. I felt guilty and helpless. I felt weak when she needed me to be strong. I was ashamed for my lack of courage to do the right thing.”

This is a quote from a friend who was involved in an abortion decision. Women need support, the right kind of support. You could be the one that changes a young girl’s mind about having an abortion. The teen pregnancy rate is only getting higher. These young girls need women in their lives who will help support, care for, and love them when an unplanned pregnancy arises! These girls and women need to know that just because they become pregnant does not mean that they should give up on their dreams or that their life is over. When everyone else is making fun of the girl who got pregnant in high school, look at her and tell her she made the right choice. These women need Christians who will show them the love of Jesus! We are not called to be like the world and other so-called “Christians”, we are called to be like Christ!

If you are pregnant, alone, or confused… stop by Anne Ministries! I promise you will be loved, helped, and supported throughout your pregnancy and even after your child is born! We will show you the love of Jesus and provide you with any baby items you may need throughout your journey through motherhood. I hope you know that there is someone out there that cares for you and wants to help! If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy, know that we are here. If you ever find a friend caught up in an unplanned pregnancy, be the friend that does the right thing, and has courage. You could be the one that changes their mind and lets them know it will all be okay.

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” DEUTERONOMY 31:6



Mary-Kathryn Laws is a follower of Jesus Christ. She is a volunteer at Anne Ministries which offers pregnancy support and recovery services in Avery County. She is a wife, new mother, daughter, sister, teacher, and friend. Mary-Kathryn and her family attend Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newland. She is the daughter of Director Chastity Ogburn at Anne Ministries. For more information about Anne Ministries please visit or email . Like us on Facebook!

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