A pro-life pregnancy resource center has settled with the city of Raleigh, after the city illegally tried to block it from opening, simply because the group is pro-life and opposes abortion.
WRAL.com reports, “A Hand of Hope ministry, which operates the Your Choice Pregnancy Clinic and provides free pregnancy services, purchased property at 1522 Jones Franklin Road four years ago for its new office. The site is next to A Preferred Women’s Health Center.
When the Raleigh City Council rejected a zoning change to allow the ministry to move in, Hand of Hope sued. The organization argued that the city had violated its First Amendment rights to get a message out to a specific audience and its equal protection rights under the Constitution because city planning guidelines would allow churches, civic clubs and other groups to locate on the property.”
Tonya Baker Nelson, the director of Hand of Hope told wral.com, “What we’re looking for is an opportunity to share with women who are in the middle of making a pregnancy decision that they do have choices, that abortion is not their only choice, that they can continue to choose their baby and chose life and choose motherhood.”
Nelson is a well-known pro-life leader in her community. She recently joined Kristan Hawkins to talk about her family’s own experience with unplanned pregnancies.