Lydia A Beating Heart - Macedonia
Lydia – A Beating Heart is the first and only pro-life pregnancy resource center in Macedonia. Abortion is used without a second thought as the primary form of birth control in Macedonia and throughout the Balkans. Often, when a woman is asked why she wants an abortion, she simply shrugs her shoulders and says she doesn’t really have a reason other than she wasn’t planning on getting pregnant at this particular time. Most of the women having abortions in Macedonia already have a family. Having more than two children is very anti-cultural, so most women abort all pregnancies after the first two. Many women will have multiple abortions in their lifetime. The Lydia Center is dedicated to counseling and helping women while promoting the value of life and the rights of the preborn baby. Our goal is to love, support, and assist women facing unplanned pregnancies, post-abortion trauma, and other family-related crises.
When I was 20 years old, my parents died and I was left alone. After some time, I met a guy and I got pregnant. But he wasn't interested in me and the baby. I was all alone again and depressed. Then, a friend of mine, also a single mother, told me about "Lydia" and I got full support from them (some finances, clothes for me and my baby, food for both of us, diapers, cosmetics, everything I need. But most of all, I got support, comfort, compassion and restored desire to be alive again. I'm grateful beyond words, simple Thank you won't be enough to express my gratitude.
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