The introduction is a background of The Crisis Pregnancy Center. It is going to tell how some of the funding is collected and gives a brief history of The Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Wikipedia(2008) Crisis Pregnancy Center, also known as pregnancy resource centers, are non-profit
organizations established by pro-life supporters that work to persuade pregnant women to give birth
rather than have an abortion. Most Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the United States are usually affiliated
with pro-life Christian organizations; two such organizations are Care Net and Heartbeat International.
Some Crisis Pregnancy Centers operates as para church organization, and function within the
guidelines of the associated church.
Those who staff Crisis Pregnancy Centers typically advise women against aborting, and promote
continuing the pregnancy, followed by parenting or adoption. This advice typically aligned with the
Christian denomination with which the center's staff members are affiliated. About a quarter of Crisis
Pregnancy Center's conduct sonograms as a way to persuade women not to abort. Crisis Pregnancy
Centers are distinct from pregnancy options counseling, which offers secular, medically-based
information about choices concerning pregnancy, including information about aborting.(Wikipedia,2008).
Naral Pro-Choice Maryland Fund(2008) states that Crisis Pregnancy Centers receive funds from a
variety of sources, depending on the state in which they operate. They are financed primarily by
religious organizations, individual churches, and individual donors. According to Maryland CPC
annual report, 2005 revenue came from the following sources: 30 percent Individuals; 20 percent
Churches and Groups; 16 percent Fund raising and Interest; 19 percent Designated Gifts; and 15
percent Grants. In many states, Crisis Pregnancy Centers also receive funds through purchasing