Just Give Me the Abortion Pills

Just give me the abortion pills… These six words spoken by Jerryka, thankfully, were not the end of her journey. Instead, these six words were just the beginning. You see, Jerryka came to HOPE scared and uncertain of her future. A future planned, thought out, and within her grasp that didn’t involve an exam room [...]

Dear Friend of HOPE

It is hard to believe I am preparing to begin my fourth year with HOPE, and HOPE is preparing to start its twenty-second year of operation here in Knoxville. We have witnessed a lot of change since 1997, but HOPE’s focus and mission of service has weathered every storm and maintained its impact on our [...]

A Reminder

This week the staff at HOPE reminded me of just how special they are in serving this city that we get to call home. I realize that my viewpoint may be biased when it comes to HOPE’s work, but I legitimately believe that this staff and others like them across the country will be the [...]

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Brings Hope to the Pro-Life Movement

The pro-life movement had a, dare I say, great week. It feels odd to write those words, but those words are truth. We won a landmark case this week as the Court ruled in the favor of NIFLA, California pregnancy centers, and free speech for everyone. I am not going to dissect that case today, [...]

Human Dignity, Consistent Advocacy, and the Border

Congress should act this week to correct the current policy allowing for the separation of immigrant children from their parents if those parents have attempted to enter the border of the U.S. illegally. I realize that this statement may make some of you uncomfortable, but this is a Gospel issue as well as a pro-life [...]

Ireland Voters Choose Regression as They Turn From Their Pro-Life Roots

We are living in a time of progress. The sci-fi cartoons from years gone by are now becoming a reality. Automated cars, solar panels, trips to Mars, and artificial intelligence are no longer ideas waiting to be fulfilled. Instead, Elon Musk, Google, and Apple are spending billions to bring the imaginary to life. We have [...]

The Stories of HOPE

Today we are recording interviews with some of our past patients and current staff for a partnership event coming up in May with 106.7 The Light. This is an exciting opportunity for HOPE and for pregnancy centers in Tennessee and the Carolinas. We will have more details on this in the near future, but today [...]

Weeds to be Eradicated or Lives to be Celebrated

The Washington Post published an article recently from an author that argued in favor of selective abortion when the baby in the womb is found to have Down syndrome. The author celebrates the Science that allows us to test earlier today for abnormalities. She goes as far as saying that her two children are healthy, [...]

HOPE In and Out of the Exam Room

HOPE is blessed, through the support of our partners, to serve men and women in our city holistically...mind, body, and spirit. One of the ways we are able to meet the needs of our patients outside of the exam room is through parenting education. Through our education program we are able to equip, mentor, and [...]

Pain Capable Bill Stalls in the Senate

The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act made its way to the Senate this week with very little hope of passage. Our prognostications were correct as we watched a filibuster and a debate that ultimately stymied the bill from ever making it to the floor for a vote. This bill would amend the federal code [...]