Caring Hearts Pregnancy Center announced Monday that it has partnered with the North Little Rock Fire Department for its 2017 Diaper Drive.
The Diaper Drive began on Mother’s Day (May 14) and will continue through Father’s Day (June 18), 2017. Donations of all diaper sizes will be accepted at all North Little Rock Fire Stations. The center is in most need of diaper sizes three, four, five and six.
These are the 11 North Little Rock Fire stations accepting donations:
- Central Station (Station 1), 723 Maple St.
- Station 2, 3700 E. Broadway St.
- Station 3, 1500 Shaer St.
- Station 4, 8723 Maumelle Blvd.
- Station 5, 3417 Magnolia St.
- Station 6, 2401 McCain Blvd.
- Station 7, 2401 McCain Blvd.
- Station 8, 6550 MacArthur Dr.
- Station 9, 2309 Osage Dr.
- Station 10, 8800 Highway 70 E.
- Station 11, 9906 Baucum Pike
Pregnancy resource centers provide support for young women with unplanned pregnancies. They offer vital resources and empower women to choose an alternative to abortion. They offer pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, adoption information, and many other valuable services.
This week the Trump Administration’s Department of State announced an expansion of the pro-life “Mexico City Policy.”
The Mexico City Policy was created by President Reagan in 1984. It is a good policy that prevents American tax dollars from being used to subsidize abortions or abortion counseling overseas. It generally prevents federal family planning funds from going to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who perform abortions or abortion counseling.
On Monday the Department of State announced its “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” program. This new program will expand the Mexico City policy to include other forms of government funding besides family planning funding–such as funding for HIV/AIDS relief, malaria, and maternal and child health.
Under the expanded policy, public funding for these global health programs will not go to NGOs who perform abortions or abortion counseling.
Ultimately this means federal funds will go to relief organizations who agree not to do abortions or abortion counseling instead of going to abortion providers like International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Many of the details of the new policy remain to be seen, but you can read a general overview of it on the Department of State’s website.