Crisis pregnancy adoption vs abortion

crisis pregnancy adoption is an option in cases of unplanned conception

Life is precious. Even in the face of financial difficulty, crisis pregnancy adoption can be an option

Life is a precious gift, yet many people don’t realize it. In the culture of work hard play hard, there is little room for real quality of life. It has reached the point, that when pregnancy occurs, the work hard play hard system over rules child bearing. There is little room for more life in our secularized society. Crisis pregnancy adoption holds little currency. Abortion as the answer, quickly holds sway. The philosophy of modern society results in equality of life trumping quality of life. Contemporary living offers little in the way of giving women real support.

The culture of death compounded

Women facing crisis pregnancies find themselves surrounded with misplaced sincerity among modernist peers. A close confidant living in the “real world” suddenly knows best. Abortion is the answer, because life has enough struggles as it is. Motherhood can wait another day, besides work life puts bread on the table. Such placating advice can easily win over a crisis pregnant mother. They quickly arrive in a paralysis of thinking. For these pregnant women, abortion becomes the only show in town. They reflect eagerly with thoughts of starting over again afterwards. The reality of child rearing is outside there reach. The alternative option to choose life is beyond their dreams. Crisis pregnancy adoption rarely factors in their minds.

The culture of life spawned

Good Counsel Network believes it should be otherwise. That life is a precious gift and not a burden. The aftermath that comes with abortion is too painful. The advocacy for a quick termination of pregnancy, really is misplaced sincerity. Other forms of voluntary advice would prove more beneficial. There are better alternatives, even in the most difficult cases involving financial constraints. Crisis pregnancy adoption is rarely broached in contemporary society. Yet so many good parents would gladly adopt a child. So many married couples cannot realize their dream of rearing a family. So crisis pregnancy adoption is just one alternative for expectant women. It is also the last line of approach by Good Counsel Network. It is possible for crisis pregnant mothers to quickly realize their own dream of rearing children. This is where Good Counsel Network can really help. Contact us if you are interested in pregnancy counselling volunteering opportunities. Its a life affirming vocation.

Greg Clovis and Hugh Owen’s pro life visit to Good Counsel Network

Hugh Owen of the Kolbe Center and Greg Clovis of Human Life International take a pro life visit to Good Counsel Network in Ireland

Hugh Owen and Greg Clovis on their pro life visit Good Counsel Network Ireland

Hugh Owen of the Kolbe Center joined Greg Clovis of Family Life International for a visit to Good Counsel Network Ireland. The two men are devoted to the pro life cause, and are a testimony by their family examples. Both family men live the truth with their wives and children. Both men have been blessed by God with large families. Their Catholic pro life outlook enables them to receive all the gifts that God so dearly wants to impart to them. The Kolbe Center and Family Life International occasionally work together for the common good. Like the parts of the body of Christ working in tandem, increasing optimized bodily functionality.

Where does Greg Clovis fit into the pro life ministry equation?

Greg Clovis is the director of Human Life international UK, aka Family Life International. HLI is a world recognized Catholic pro life ministry founded by Fr Paul Marx. Mr Clovis arranges many pro life & pro family seminars in the UK. He is the father of 10 children, 4 of whom have entered religious life. For a Catholic Dad, Greg Clovis is obviously doing his maths right. He desires for all Catholics to know their faith well, which channels into a Catholic pro life ethos. This year Greg has arranged two successful conferences in London inviting international speakers such as Hugh Owen and Michael Voris. Mr. Clovis’s composite pro life approach allows for a wider audience catchment that offers something for everyone. Good Counsel Network UK attend these conferences looking to both learn from them and win over pro life volunteers.

Where does Hugh Owen fit in to the pro life ministry equation?

Hugh Owen has a very unique pro life story that runs like a potentially good Arcadia movie production. His father, Sir David Owen was the 1st ever general secretary to International Planned Parenthood. Sir David died suddenly in the 1st year of holding this position, which led his son Hugh towards the Catholic Church. Hugh Owen later noticed the link between evolutionists philosophy, and the pro-choice ideation. For this reason and more, Hugh set up a counter evolution ministry. The Kolbe Center is the counter evolution ministry that provides a platform for the spread of pro life virtues and a pro Catholic society. Contact Good Counsel Network for details on the Greg Clovis and Hugh Owen Irish visit.

Bedford Square Clinic in London, ends abortion services

Bedford Square Abortion Clinic comes to a close

Bedford Square abortion services come to an end following 13 years of effective & sustained pro-life effort


When we put our faith in God, things really happen. The closure of abortion services in Central London’s Bedford Square is a fine example. Crisis Pregnancy volunteers have stationed themselves outside this abortion mill for 13 years. The hope that Good Counsel Network UK had for its closure has come to fruition. It is a remarkable victory with Heaven’s help. The combination of crisis pregnancy counselling, prayer vigils and raising public awareness has paid off. The fruits of consistent voluntary efforts and effective spiritual strategy are plain to see. God has delivered pro lifers in London a great victory.

Effective strategy in Bedford Square via spiritual warfare

Crisis pregnancy volunteers are an effective antidote for women considering an abortion. Good Counsel Network in the UK have helped many pregnant mothers outside Bedford Square Abortion Clinic. The volunteers were a thorn in the side of the BPAS run termination centre. But what has been a constant source of support over the years has been the spiritual strategy employed at Bedford Square. Ireland pro-lifers can take a leaf from this case study. Cross party support pro-life groups helped to bring closure to the abortion services. This cross section of Catholic ministries and communities worked for 13 years in alternate stages to bring an end to abortion in Bedford Square. The backdrop of constant action was crisis pregnancy volunteers, counselling women in need of support.

The sequence of spiritual events at Bedford Square

Saturday vigils began in the late 1990’s. Public novena’s began in 2005. A twice yearly 40 day for life vigil began in 2011. Bedford Square was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that same year. Good Counsel Network UK began week day vigils in 2011. In 2012 a Bishop of West Minister arrived in Bedford Square as a show of public support for the Abortion closure demands. At the close of the 2013 forty day lenten vigil, BPAS announced the ending of abortion services in central London. Praise God for this wonderful victory, and may your desire to volunteer with Good Counsel become a reality.

Volunteer with Good Counsel Network

Good Counsel Volunteers help women face their crisis pregnancy to a happy end.

Volunteering at Good Counsel Network has its own rewards

Want a challenge? Want rewards that are literally out of this world? Yes? Then pro-life volunteering at Good Counsel Network Ireland could well be for you! The Good Counsel Network, aka The Women’s Counselling Network was set up in Dublin in 1995 with a handful of volunteers. As the success of the work became apparent over the years many more people were attracted to pro-life volunteering. Good Counsel Network became established in Ireland, the UK, Austria, Spain and Belgium.

Our mission is clear cut

Women facing crisis pregnancies can be under  tremendous pressure due to the attitudes of society, family circumstances, peer influence, financial difficulties and so on. By the time we meet them, most are suffering from abortion tunnel vision and are therefore not open to any other options. They may have family concerns giving rise to stress in relation to their pregnancy. There may be subtle pressures in work not to get pregnant for career reasons.This is what makes the work at Good Counsel Network so challenging. Together, we make make the difference, and help women in crisis pregnancies.

Are you considering volunteering?

It is great that you want to volunteer and build a broad Good Counsel Network support base. We’ve had many challenges over the years, and always managed them. Pregnant women need our support. Together we can evaluate their needs, give them material support, a friendly voice and hope for the future. We get great satisfaction when we know we have helped a mother bring her child into the world. The mother too has no regrets, as a gift of life becomes her reality.

How to volunteer to Good Counsel Network Ireland

If you feel called to help women facing a crisis pregnancy through pro-life volunteering, do contact us. We’d like to hear from you, and what you can bring to the table. We have other volunteers who can show you the ropes as you get trained up. We’d like to thank you in advance for having responded to the call.

Crisis pregnant counseling. Get trained up

crisis pregnant counselling training is available at Good Counsel

Experienced volunteers support and train new crisis pregnancy counselors at Good counsel Network

Thinking of volunteering as a crisis pregnant counselor? When considering volunteering at a crisis pregnancy centre, doubts can often surface. Are you able and suitable? Everybody has to struggle with these initial apprehensions. But nobody expects you to be an expert volunteer from day one. Nobody imagines you will be proficient by the end of a short spell either. Crisis pregnancy counselor training takes time with some work experience. For those of you considering this voluntary service, there is experienced support always at hand. A veteran crisis pregnancy counselor is always there to step in when you need assistance. The ultimate aim of Good Counsel Network is to help crisis pregnant women get support.

The importance of crisis pregnancy counsel volunteering

Women facing a crisis pregnancy need the right information, and need it fast. They may be mulling over their situation to the point that they are not able to think straight. Protection of the unborn maybe the last thing on their mind. Very often, a crisis pregnant woman is going it alone. Her boyfriend has let her down, abnegating his responsibilities as a father. The family may not know of her pregnancy, due to fear of rejection. The employer might not have time for employees who are expecting a child. This is where our volunteers can give them invaluable assistance regarding a way forward. Good Counsel Network have some helpful suggestions.

Helpful knowledge for crisis pregnant women

Giving helpful information depends on the situation. If a crisis pregnant woman is not employed, there are a number of financial supporting programmes available. There is: (1) Supplemental Welfare allowance; (2) A medical Card, (3) Rent allowance or Mortgage Interest supplement, (4) Domestic allowance for essential parental items. If a crisis pregnant woman is employed, she has recourse to: (a) Maternity Benefit; (b) Health and Safety benefits; (c) maternity leave entitlements; and (d) unpaid leave entitlements. Advising women facing a crisis pregnancy in this way gives them positive options. A voluntary counselor can put expectant mothers in touch with a local social welfare officer. They may also contact the Maternity Benefit Section of the Department of Social Protection. These are only some of the advice you as a volunteer can impart to women facing a crisis pregnancy. There are other voluntary counselling measures, which Good Counsel will discuss in another blog post.

Pro-life volunteering at Good Counsel Network

help support pregnant women via pro-life volunteering

pro-life volunteering helps to support women who are facing a crisis pregnancy through practical support.

Pro-life volunteering at Good Counsel Network Ireland is very rewarding. Supporting women through their crisis pregnancy can bring great joy to your heart. There are many supportive roles you can consider playing when pro-life volunteering with Good Counsel Network.

Women facing a crisis pregnancy may not be in a financial position to have a baby. Or they may have family concerns giving rise to stress in relation to their pregnancy. There may also be other pressures, like careerism in their work place.

We welcome your consideration to volunteer with Good Counsel to help build a broader counselling support base. You may not have the ability to deal with difficult cases. But your pro-life volunteering presence is all it needs to begin helping crisis pregnant women. These women deserve our non judgmental support. And being part of a team enables our volunteers to compliment & supplement the work at hand.

The Christ Centred approach to voluntary work

Adoration is a powerful spiritual approach to pro-life volunteering. At Good Counsel Network, we believe that adoration has an  important role for supporting women facing a crisis pregnancy. Our centre has a discreet adoration chapel, so our volunteers can align their works to Christ. This is important from two perspectives. The 1st importance is that Christ is Our King and He will support our efforts. Jesus gives us courage and wisdom to help pregnant women in need. The 2nd importance is the location of the adoration chapel. By having adoration in the centre’s discreet chapel room, it imbues the purpose of our Good Counsel charism. Pro-life volunteering at our ministry comes with the sense of mission and of God’s will. With these 2 perspectives comes a 3rd fruitful development. That fruit being a fraternity of volunteers. Pro-life volunteering builds up God’s Kingdom.

How do I volunteer to Good Counsel Network Ireland

It is easy to volunteer to our Good Counsel Network. We are always happy to have new volunteers help women face their crisis pregnancy. If you feel called to help women facing a crisis pregnancy through pro-life volunteering, we are interested. If you feel called to street contact, and / or private in house adoration, we’d like to hear from you. Contact us by email, leave us your details and we’ll respond. You can visit our pro-life volunteering centre over a cup of tea, and meet our voluntary directors. We look forward to your support. If you cannot volunteer in the ministry at an active level, consider giving us a donation to help support women face their crisis pregnancies. Together we can support pregnant women without recourse to abortion.

Good Counsel Network Ireland are now online.

Crisis pregnancies can have a happy ending for both Mother & Child with Good Counsel Network

A Crisis Pregnancy does not have to end in abortion. Good Counsel Network are here to give you the natal support you need.

Good Counsel Network Ireland are now online. This is great news for unexpectedly pregnant women in Ireland. We are here to help women through their crisis pregnancy in a compassionate, non-judgemental and professional way. Women today are often sold the idea of having a free choice, yet so many make the same bad choice on the back of pressure from peers who do not have their best interests at heart. Many women choose abortion and find themselves having later regrets. They have to live the consequences and conceal this aspect of their life. Those who advocate abortion for these vulnerable women do not have to live with the choice of terminating their pregnancy. They do not have to live with future complications in reproductive health and they do not have to brood over what may have been.

Good Counsel Network supporting crisis pregnancy

Good Counsel Network Ireland are here to help women residing in Ireland to make an informed decision on their pregnancy. We believe that every woman has the right to have all the available facts at their disposal in relation to abortion. Good Counsel Network believes that the dignity of the mother and her developing child should be respected equally. We are here to support vulnerable women who are at a crisis in their lives. It is our desire that every woman comes through their crisis pregnancy with the best outcome for them and their unborn baby.

You can help women who are facing a crisis pregnancy today

Maybe you have experienced the prospects of abortion in your life, but had got the right support from friends. Perhaps you have been spared of the resultant consequence of going ahead with an abortion. You may feel inspired & empowered to help other vulnerable women come to terms with their crisis pregnancy. Why not consider becoming a prayerful community partner for Good Counsel Network Ireland. Your prayers for vulnerable women considering an abortion are much needed. You can also donate to this cause, helping pregnant woman in a crisis get the basic support they deserve. Alternative to these, you can like the Good Counsel Facebook page, follow on twitter, or circle us on Google+. This will help build our online presence, and have a beneficial effect in terms of making Good Counsel Network known to women who are facing a crisis pregnancy. Book mark our blog section for your weekly updates from Good Counsel. Chow for Now.