Pregnant help pic

The Fairbanks baby found abandoned in a cardboard box – alive and wrapped in blankets – on New Year’s Eve, illustrates the necessity of pro-life pregnancy support groups across Alaska.

Newborn baby pic

Desperate young mothers who see no hope or any means of supporting their child must be shown that there is an army of pro-life advocates dedicated to helping them. Located in every major community in Alaska, these crisis pregnancy centers deserve our support, volunteer efforts and prayers. They provide accurate pregnancy information, free ultrasounds, baby supplies, parenting classes and many other valuable connections and resources for pregnant women, including information on adoption.

Please take a moment to find a pro-life center near you. If nothing else, we must be aware, and ready to point mothers-in-need toward these beacons of hope and assistance.

Click here to find a center near you.

Abandoned Fairbanks newborn must be a call to pro-life action

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Jen says:

    It takes more than just throwing money building financial support network. Its not for the lack of money that causes anyone abandon a child, its a lacking of emotional and spiritual support- a church family that takes an interest in her and all lost souls to disciple them if they recieve the attention and will do their part becoming a friend to the mother’s new friends. Read your bible. Learn how to love cause love and careful attention to what is guiding her, love is what mothers with child needs more. Read your bible. Its word reveals how you can love, encourage, guide, correct, pray for the single mothers and dads that actually do attend church. If the worlds people see the church cares for the single mothers who come quietly to church then should that love draw more unloved peoples knowing they need a change.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Yes God bless this mother and child

    • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

      I read a tone of accusation in your words on this, and the article which stated the young mother was identified. Forgive me if I’m wrong but I simply wanted to posit that many of these young mothers in crisis do not make contact with churches. As such, the accusation that the Church is not doing enough is unfounded. Since we do not know what is in the hearts of these women we can do nothing except wait for them to approach us for help. Of course Bible-believing Christians must seek redemptive relationships with the lost and hurting but we aren’t mind-readers. Unity in Christ calls us to encourage and build-up rather than to condemn and accuse.

    • corn dog says:

      If all you got from the article is that we need to throw money at young mothers than you clearly do not comprehend what you read very well.
      Here is part of the article. “They provide accurate pregnancy information, free ultrasounds, baby supplies, parenting classes and many other valuable connections and resources for pregnant women, including information on adoption.”

  • kris spencer says:

    No one knows all the facts. I can’t get the ADN online, so I don’t know what else has been revealed. But,, come on…think like a kid! If this young mother was in an abusive family, or had mental disabilities, she would not have known about the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Fairbanks. She would not have had transportation to get there. She may have been afraid and unable to trust strangers. It sounds like she didn’t even go to a hospital but delivered the baby at home. This is very scary! She likely didn’t know anyone she could talk to and may have been afraid of the people in her own family. Perhaps she thought someone would be likely to find the baby in a public place OR someone else she knew left the baby there. There’s just too many variables to consider. If anyone is to blame, it might be the young girl’s family for not caring for her or her baby. That’s in the past now, but we can praise God that everyone is getting the care they need NOW. But everyone should be aware of the CPC’s in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Wasilla (perhaps other towns in our state). They are completely confidential and provide free ultra sounds and have a medically licensed nurse or ob/gyn on staff. The one in Wasilla is in a beautiful new modern building. If you see someone or hear about someone who might need help, refer them to the CPC in your area.