The MaRiH Center: Post Roe
Dear friends and supporters of The MaRiH Center,
As you know, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision recently overturned the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, and this has prompted hope, anxiety, and many other feelings. For many, the decision has brought hope for an end to abortion; and there appears to be increasing public awareness and support for expectant mothers in crisis, and the organizations working to help them, such as our center.
In contrast, some pregnancy-resource centers have been subjected to violence and vandalism. Fortunately, to date, MaRiH has not experienced violence or vandalism, and new practices are in place to further lessen risk to clients and volunteers. For 48 years, MaRiH has diligently provided compassionate non-judgmental care, material and very practical support, and assistance in helping mom’s and families find the resources they need.
As the post-Roe landscape develops and the cost-of-living increases, the center is receiving more clients and requests for assistance. We are currently serving over 800 families. And, by your generosity, donations have increased too. In short, while the Dobbs decision appears to announce significant social changes, the mission of the MaRiH Center remains the same, and we volunteers remain focused on caring for expectant mothers and their babies. “We believe it is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth in dignity and the right of every child to be born.”
Please keep MaRiH in your prayers and in your budget. Consider volunteering or sending someone our way. Please forward this newsletter to a friend or family member. The center needs volunteers who speak Spanish. If you or a friend can volunteer, please contact the center.
Board Member & Volunteer