Anti-abortionist doing God’s work | PostIndependent.com

Anti-abortionist doing God’s work

Ivy Vogel

Jan Huck, of Carbondale, doesn’t put bumper stickers on her car, but if she did, she’d choose one that says, “Those who are pro-abortion are already here.”For the past eight years, Huck’s served on the board of directors for the Pregnancy Resource Center in Glenwood, an organization that counsels young pregnant women about their options. For her service with the center, Huck recently won the Thomas Dentici Friends of Charity Award, which recognizes outstanding volunteers, at the Friends of Catholic Charities Celebration.”I’m so blessed,” Huck said when she received the award last week. “I’m just so blessed.”Huck says she is blessed because she’s doing what God wants her to do.Huck’s heard God’s call for several years but didn’t know what to do with it until eight years ago.While driving to a bible study class, Huck was listening to two people on the radio discuss partial birth abortion.The more Huck listened, the more upset she got until finally, she pulled her car to the side of the road so she could cry. After getting herself together, Huck decided to find an organization where she could help women decide against abortion.Huck applied to be a counselor at the Pregnancy Resource Center, but as she thought about her stance on abortion, she asked herself, “Could I really sleep at night knowing one of the girls I counseled decided to have an abortion?”The answer was no, so Huck applied to be on the board of directors.”If I was a counselor I would have felt like a failure to God,” Huck said. “I would have a broken heart all of the time, so I found a way to give support in a capacity I could deal with.”Eight years later, Huck’s heart is intact, and she’s in a place where she can help others without hurting herself.”I’ve never been in that situation, but just knowing that there are women out there who need our love and support is enough,” Huck said.Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext. 534ivogel@postindependent.com


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