Statement of Purpose

The Michigan Coalition for Pregnancy Wellness (MICO), Inc. is a statewide network of pregnancy wellness organizations, including pregnancy resource centers, pregnancy help medical clinics, and maternity homes. As a private non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation, MICO provides advocacy and educational support for member organizations, enabling and assisting them in their mission to support pregnant women and their families in need in MICHIGAN. 

The network currently consists of approximately 78 MICHIGAN pregnancy support organizations providing direct services to pregnant women and their families. These services may include pregnancy decision coaching, referrals, prenatal and parenting education, material support, and ongoing support to help meet the emotional and physical needs of pregnant women and assist them and their families in preparing to parent their baby or place their baby for adoption. Members may also provide post-abortion counseling and education.

In addition to pregnancy counseling services, education, and material support, many of our members also provide limited medical services under the direction of a Medical Director and are free of charge for qualified individuals*. The exams can vary but may include pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, well-woman annual exams, abortion pill reversal treatment, fertility education and instruction, and sexual risk counseling by trained nurses or other duly certified providers. Some member organizations also provide sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, treatment, and prevention education. Members may also provide Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) education in public and private schools in accordance with State standards. 

*Qualified individuals may be determined by insurance status and/or ability to pay.

It is understood that many clinics provide all services free of charge.  Some medical clinics accept Medicaid and private insurance for those who carry that coverage and still offer charity care as per the requirements of their 501c3 status. 

Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. – (Exodus 20:2-3; II Corinthians 13:14; I Peter 1:2). 

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21). 

WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-11, Romans 5:19; John 3:3-21; Romans 8:35-39). 

WE BELIEVE the Biblical account of the creation of the universe through the direct and immediate creative acts of God (Genesis 1 and 2). 

WE BELIEVE in the unique creation of man in the image and likeness of God and that physical life is His sovereign gift, as such we are dedicated to preserving and protecting every human life from the womb to the tomb (Genesis 1:27; 9:6). 

WE BELIEVE that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works. (Isaiah 64:6-7; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 3:16-17). 

WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works. (John 14:16;  Gal. 5:16-18)

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of judgment. (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18). 

WE BELIEVE in the Biblical model for the family – that marriage is between one man and one woman for life, and that children are a gift of God, human life begins at conception, all humans are created with the right to life, and we are called to aid the least among us. ( Genesis 2:20-24; Psalm 127:3; Mark 10:6-9).

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.  ( Ephesians 4:1-16; Romans 15:5-6)

Statement of Principle 

All services are provided with this basis: 

  1. Children are a gift of God, human life begins at conception also known as fertilization,  all humans are created with the right to life and we are called to aid the least among us. 
  2. Both the born and the unborn are endowed by our Creator with an inalienable right to life, and that in all cases of crisis pregnancies, a solution should be sought which equally values the mother and unborn child and allows them both to live. 
  3. We should do all things for the glory of God. 
  4. Each of us should use whatever gift we have received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace.
  5. We are called to educate with compassion, gentleness, and respect, keeping a clear conscience and always telling the truth. We are to love one another as Jesus Christ loved us. This love is patient and kind, not insisting on its own way, not arrogant, not rude, but rejoicing in the truth. 
  6. We never recommend, facilitate, or refer for abortion or abortifacients. We never recommend, facilitate, or refer for contraceptives. Women should be informed of the abortifacient nature of contraceptives as applicable. 
  7. Education on sexual purity is offered to unmarried people.
  8. We are called to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In evangelism, we acknowledge that each client may be at a different point along his/her Christian spiritual journey and receive those who have a different faith. We do so without passing judgment on disputable matters. However, we should always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks the reason for the hope in salvation that we have. 

Commitment of Care & Competence

  1. Clients and patients are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, or other arbitrary circumstances.
  2. Clients and patients are treated with kindness, compassion, and in a caring manner.
  3. Clients and patients always receive honest and open answers.
  4. Client and patients’ pregnancy tests are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.
  5. Client and patient information is held in strict and absolute confidence. Releases and permissions are obtained appropriately. client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
  6. Clients and patients receive accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns.
  7. We do not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions, abortifacients, or contraceptives. 
  8. We are committed to offering accurate information about related risks and procedures.
  9. All of our advertising and communication are truthful and honest and accurately describe the services we offer.
  10. We provide a safe environment by screening all volunteers and staff interacting with clients and patients.
  11. We are governed by a board of directors and operate in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purpose and mission.
  12. We comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government reports in a timely manner.
  13. Medical services are provided in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.*
  14. All of our staff, board members, and volunteers receive appropriate training to uphold these standards.

        *Not all pregnancy centers offer medical services.

Dues Structure

MICO Membership Dues – Based on organizational budgets Enrollment and Renewal Annually by January 30th

The MiCO Board of Directors recognizes that this is a new endeavor for all Michigan pregnancy wellness organizations. As such, the ability to pay the suggested dues will not be prohibitive to becoming a MiCO member. The Board of Directors will allow for an adjustment of dues on an individual basis. Individual organizations will be asked to send a formal request for an adjusted rate annually.  

Annual Operating Budget                                Active Non-Medical                                     Active Medical Member                                          Sustaining Members

$2,000,000 – 3,000,000                                                $1,500                                                                  $3,000                                                                         na

$1,000,000 – 1,999,999                                                  $1,250                                                                  $2,500                                                                         na

$750,000 – 999,999                                                       $1,000                                                                   $2,000                                                                         na

$ 500,000 – 749,999                                                      $750                                                                      $1,500                                                                         na

$300,000 – 499,999                                                       $500                                                                      $1,000                                                                         na

$250,000 – 299,999                                                       $325                                                                      $750                                                                            na

$200,000 – 249,999                                                       $250                                                                      $500                                                                            na  

$199,000 – 150,000                                                         $150                                                                      $300                                                                             na

$100,000 – 149,999                                                         $100                                                                      $200                                                                             na

$ 30,000 – 99,999                                                           $75                                                                        $150                                                                              na

Sustaining Members                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $2,500 – $4,000