From the National Catholic Register:
The monks of Belmont Abbey in Belmont, N.C., hope to provide college women who become pregnant with the resources they need to choose life.
A Charlotte-based organization called Room at the Inn is raising the money to build and staff a residential on-campus maternity and after-care facility on land donated by the monks. It will sit adjacent to Belmont Abbey College, and it will be open primarily to women attending any of the regional schools or vocational institutions.
“We see this as a concrete effort to support what we believe,” said Abbot Placid Solari. “It is important to (figure out) what concrete assistance you can offer to women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant or feel helpless.”
The new facility will have room for 15 mothers, 15 infants and eight toddlers, and it will include common areas like a chapel, a laundry, a playroom, a kitchen and a dining room. There will be a 24-hour professional staff with a social-work background as well as on-site child care...Continued