My journey to understanding the sanctity of every life

A Sanctity of Life Testimony (7 min)

As a family physician, I hadn’t done a very good job at really listening [to my patients], specifically regarding unexpected pregnancies. I hadn’t asked a lot of questions and had defaulted to a method of care that was perhaps standardized in the medical field but wasn’t humanized in the way that we can really show up for people in times of distress.

For many years, Focus on the Family Canada has supported local pregnancy centres across the country. After working for 22 years as a family physician, Dr. Laura Lewis now serves as the executive director of Pregnancy Care Canada, a best-practice Christian national association of over 80 pregnancy care centres. The organization is committed to helping establish and equip local pregnancy care centres across Canada to provide compassionate support, medically accurate information, and practical options for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy.