Matt C. Abbott
‘Aid for Women’: Tacorra’s story
By Matt C. Abbott
March 25, 2021

Aid for Women, founded in 1978, “helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected pregnancies. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for herself and her child. Our life-affirming services are offered to clients free-of-charge and include: 24/7 crisis pregnancy phone and text helplines; compassionate options consultations; pregnancy tests and ultrasound exams; abortion pill reversal; medical and community referrals; Earn While You Learn (EWYL) program; client support groups; Heather’s House and Monica’s House maternity homes.”

From Aid for Women’s latest e-newsletter:


    ‘My experience with Aid for Women has been amazing! When I first walked through the doors, they accepted me with open arms. I was lost before I knew about Aid for Women. I was four months pregnant and felt that I couldn't continue the pregnancy for many reasons.

    ‘Tessa, my Advocate, was always there for me. She told me to pray that my current situation might change. She checked up on me and my kids every day when I needed someone to talk to. When I texted and called her, she always replied.

    ‘I thought about adoption. This is not what I wanted to do, but I also knew that I couldn’t take care of a baby. I prayed and talked to God every day, and all I could remember is what Tessa told me. Two months later, I was blessed with a better paying job!

    ‘I am now in a better situation. These women never gave up on me, and I really appreciate all of them. With Aid for Women you are never alone, and, yes, I kept my baby. In December, I had a beautiful 7 lbs. 6 oz. baby boy named Vyrie Jones!’


And from the “Friends of Aid for Women” Facebook page:

For more information on Aid for Women, visit

© Matt C. Abbott


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 2019 "Unsolved" podcast about the unsolved murder of Father Alfred Kunz, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. He is mentioned in the 2020 Report on the Holy See's Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930 to 2017), which can be found on the Vatican's website. He can be reached at

(Note: I welcome and appreciate thoughtful feedback. Insults will be ignored. Only in very select cases will I honor a request to have a telephone conversation about a topic in my column. Email is much preferred. God bless you and please keep me in your prayers!)


Receive future articles by Matt C. Abbott: Click here

More by this author


Stephen Stone
'The fervent prayer of the righteous'

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
Flashback: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Stephen Stone
In defense of Sen. Mike Lee

Bonnie Chernin
What to expect now that Roe v. Wade is gone

Tom DeWeese
Our fault, our fix!

Cliff Kincaid
Trump’s conservative political muscle

Matt C. Abbott
My New York Times letter on Dobbs/Roe

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Statement on overturning of Roe v. Wade

Tom DeWeese
Cancel Culture is cancelling itself

Linda Goudsmit
The Dr. Duke Show: June 23, 2022 Linda Goudsmit discusses the global takeover of American education

Tom DeWeese
We must harden our schools – mentally and physically – Here’s how and why

Curtis Dahlgren
'Don't weep for the dead; weep for the living.' – Jeremiah

Michael Bresciani
Nancy Pelosi says drag queens are what America is all about!

Jerry Newcombe
Violence in the name of “Jane’s revenge”
  More columns


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

RSS feeds



Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
Fr. Tom Bartolomeo
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites