Women's Care Center of Lincoln

helping pregnant women from our communities choose life for their babies, have healthier pregnancies, become better parents and take first steps to self-sufficiency



.Women’s Care Center was founded by the well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Janet Smith in 1984, when she was a young professor at the University of Notre Dame. The center has grown to become the largest, most successful pregnancy resource center in America, serving 30,000 women annually from thirty-two centers in eleven states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.


Sarah Kroner, RN, is heading up the endeavor to bring Women’s Care Center to Lincoln.


Sarah grew up in Springfield, Illinois and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in the fall of 2018. She is a Registered Nurse and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from OSF St. Francis College of Nursing in Peoria, Illinois.  Sarah worked on the cardiac floor at a local hospital and also managed an anticoagulation clinic before finding her true calling as an ultrasound nurse and counselor at the Women’s Care Center in Peoria, Illinois.


Because of her passion for building a culture of life and the great admiration she has for the Women’s Care Center’s unique and highly effective model, Sarah is working to open a Women’s Care Center in Lincoln. 


Unfortunately, the number of abortions that take place in the Lincoln community is increasing.  In 2017, 519 abortions were performed in Lincoln at the Planned Parenthood on South 48th  Street.  In 2018, that number increased to 618…. a 19% increase, clearly illustrating the great need for additional life affirming services in the community.


One of the most unique characteristics about the Women’s Care Center is that almost all of them are located either next door or immediately across the street from the abortion clinic.  This has proved to be the most life-saving location, because if Women’s Care Center is there, women come for second opinions.  They come to the Center because in many cases, they didn’t know there was an alternative to abortion and friends willing to help every step of the way, not only through the nine months of pregnancy, but for as long as the young mother may need support after the birth of her precious child.


By God’s grace, the building across the street from the abortion clinic in Lincoln (at 5632 South 48th Street) has been bought for Women’s Care Center’s use, and Sarah is working diligently to raise the necessary financial support to open a center at that location.  Giving hope to women and helping to defend babies from abortion should be the focus of each community now more than ever, especially due to the increasing hostility that is directed towards the unborn.  


In every community with a Women’s Care Center, abortions decline dramatically and abortion clinics close.  In South Bend, Indiana, the city where Women’s Care Center first started and a city that is similar in size to Lincoln, abortions have declined 73%. Women’s Care Center has proven to be the most effective, highly results-driven, pro-life ministry in our nation’s history.    

To learn more about the Women’s Care Center, visit their website at www.supportwomenscarecenter.org/ or contact Sarah Kroner, Registered Nurse/Project Manager at 217-741-5177 or kroner_sarah@yahoo.com.

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