Lisa Stover, the current Mrs. Virginia, is not only a successful pageant winner; she’s also a pro-life Catholic who will compete for Mrs. America while pregnant. Stover is a former Students for Life employee and currently works for LifeSiteNews.
The Arlington Catholic Herald writes of Stover’s story:
After graduating high school, Stover attended Boise State University, a place where she both fell away from her core values and re-discovered them. Stover knew her partying went too far when she found herself driving to Planned Parenthood to buy the morning-after pill. “Being a woman who grew up in church and grew up believing abortion was wrong, but in this lifestyle that led me to that point, I thought, ‘Who am I? What have I become?’ ”
A few months later, Stover became friends with women who, unbeknownst to her, were Catholic. They convinced her to form a pro-life club with them and she became passionate about saving unborn lives. “Students for Life of America had a regional coordinator who gave us apologetics training and I just remember sitting there taking notes and notes and notes,” said Stover. “I didn’t realize how many millions of lives had been taken because of abortion.”
She also became more curious about Catholicism. “Seeing these two girls I started the club with be so authentic in their faith, standing up for their beliefs about life, unafraid of what people thought of them, (that) spoke to me. They just wanted to make a difference,” she said. Stover began to pepper them with questions. “Finally, one of them said, ‘Lisa, there’s this thing called RCIA (Rite of Christina Initiation of Adults). You should go.’
The post you’ve all been waiting for!💙💗We’re having………ANOTHER GIRL!!! 💕💗💕💗💕💗.And her first pageant is in 3 weeks, here we go baby girl!👑 #startemyoung
Posted by Lisa Stover on Sunday, August 4, 2019
As a pregnant, pro-life Catholic, Stover serves as a great example of the positive role model that many people need.
You can learn more about Mrs. America here.
You can watch Stover’s testimony below.