Unplanned pregnancy support group to launch

A free support group for those facing an unplanned pregnancy will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road.

The new group, Embrace Grace, is meant to surround families with help — and connect those in similar circumstances, according to organizers.

The group is linked to a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy.

The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and nonjudging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt, the group’s leaders say.

Embrace Grace leaders say they equip Christians to join together as “a pro-love church.”

Information: Maria Westbrook, 812-341-1365 or columbusembracegrace@gmail.com

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.