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665 E. Dublin Granville Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43229 

Office: 614/888.8774 x6120

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President’s Corner

Last week I received news that a pro-abortion comedian had completely castigated the work of pregnancy centers on his daily late-night show. I wish I could say I was surprised, but this is nothing new. Once again, pregnancy centers were accused of using trickery and misinformation to prevent women from accessing abortion.

One of the critiques we hear time and time again is that pregnancy centers locate next to abortion clinics to sway women to choose life. Call me guilty.

It’s amazing to me that this is even an accusation. Location is a commonly used and effective strategy to compete for customers. When was the last time you heard McDonald’s complain that Wendy’s moved in across the street, or that a Marathon is next to BP, or that Key Bank is next to Fifth Third?

Pregnancy centers do often locate close to abortion providers and here’s why – we want to reach more women who can benefit from our services. We offer a better product than our competitors. We offer hope and life! When the world is telling a woman all the reasons why she can’t have a baby and follow all her dreams, we are showing her how she can. Most women choose abortion because they feel they are out of choices. It is a choice cultivated by an abortion industry that diminishes the capabilities of women and the lives of children for profit. Instead, pregnancy centers around the country, like PDHC, provide compassionate care and practical support.

People walk into PDHC and stay because our services are the highest quality at the lowest price (FREE!) and we are staffed with helpful, knowledgeable, sincere people. PDHC is consistently highly-rated by women who use our services –

* 97% say they received the help and referrals they needed,

* 95% say that because of their visit they feel more confident and empowered to take their next steps, and

* 96% would recommend PDHC to a friend.

Every woman deserves support during an unexpected pregnancy. We want women to receive all of the support and encouragement they need, so we make help visible and accessible. We want her to find PDHC, especially when she is on her way to the abortion clinic.

 

PDHC has empowered individuals to make healthy life choices since 1981. Together, we save and change lives.

 

Important Dates

Spring is just around the corner and we are busy planning exciting events to provide a great opportunity for partnerships in the community.  Here is a sneak-peak at important dates and information on how you can participate and make a difference by helping to save and change lives in 2018.  Event details are being planned around a very important life theme, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”, every life matters.  Psalm 139.

Monday, May 21 – PDHC’s 27th annual Golf for Life outing at Scioto Reserve Country Club in Powell.  This is a very important event that draws over 100 business executives and professionals together to benefit the life-saving work of PDHC.  Golfers enjoy a leisurely day of golf, putting contest, auction, prizes, lunch and dinner and a brief presentation on how their support is making a real-life impact in the community.  This year’s speakers are David, Director of our in-school education program, and Noelle, who will share her own personal story.  Costs range from $300 as an individual golfer to $12,000 as event sponsor.  We are in need of the following sponsorships: Event and Event Co-Sponsor, Eagle, Birdie and Par Sponsor, Scoreboard and Lunch Sponsor, Awards Reception and Awards Table Sponsor, Beverage Cart and Golf Cart Sponsor.  Please consider individual participation or a corporate partnership.  You matter!

Back by popular demand this year is our Walk for Life.  This year’s walks will be held the mornings of Saturday, July 14 in Lancaster and on Saturday, July 21 in Columbus.  Lancaster’s walk will be held in downtown Lancaster with more details to follow.  The Columbus walk will be held along the Scioto Mile at Audubon Metro Park.  These events will be very family-friendly with lots of activities and fun for the whole family.  This will be a great opportunity for youth and church groups to make a significant community impact for life.  We hope you will plan to participate as a walker or as a sponsor to a walker.  Together we can make a difference and show our support for the gift of life.  Every life matters!

September brings our annual Celebrations of Life.  Lancaster’s dinner will be held Thursday, September 13 at Fisher Catholic High School.  Dinner in Columbus will be held Thursday, September 20 at Villa Milano.  We are incredibly honored to welcome a very special guest speaker.  From very challenging beginnings with a very slim chance of survival, George Dennehy was rescued from an orphanage and adopted into a loving family.  From there, his life and the messages he shares will be an inspiration to all of us, guaranteed.  Please plan on attending and supporting these crucial, life-impacting events.  Consider being a table host and invite like-minded friends, family and co-workers in the community.  We will also need individuals and businesses to help underwrite the costs associated with gathering us all together in unity so that all donations made the night of the events will go to support the life-saving work of PDHC.  Giving matters!

Each and every one of us is “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” with unique gifts and talents to share all for the glory of God.  Together, we are stronger for God’s kingdom!

President’s Corner

I just read about a 9-year-old boy who shot and killed his 13-year-old sister over a video game controller. His sister’s life for a video game controller? We all want to see an end to the callous disregard of human life that is so pervasive in our society.

The whole thing makes you wonder – what happened? how did we get here? 

Various factors have been blamed as the cause – mental illness, lack of gun control, loss of Christian values in our nation. One factor I’ve rarely heard mentioned is the link between this violence and abortion. We live in a country where it has been legal for 45 years to take the lives of those who are most vulnerable among us. If this is ok, what isn’t?  

Disregard for life is reflected in devaluing others in big and small ways every day. The old and the infirmed are cast aside and those with special needs are viewed as less than worthy of life. Iceland’s recent proclamation that they’ve eradicated Down syndrome is really boasting that they have successfully exterminated pre-born babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. How grievous is that?    

Through the years, I’ve always been struck by the heroes who stand strong in the protection of others despite danger. People like the ancient Israelite midwives who refused to obey Pharaoh in his edict to destroy infant boys. Oskar Schindler who rescued 1,200 Jews from extermination in Nazi Germany or Saint Damien of Molokai who sacrificed his own life while serving a leper colony in the 1800’s.  

Those of us who value life still risk ridicule and persecution from those bent on destruction. Yet, we stand together with saints of old and proclaim that human life is exactly what God’s Word says it is – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!  

For life, 

Julie Moore
President 

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:13-16  

Our Mission

 

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Empowering individuals to make healthy choices consistent with the intrinsic value of every human life.

 

Pregnancy Decision Health Centers

PDHC began in 1978 as a dream of a few couples who wanted to help expectant women receive compassionate care in central Ohio. Since then, so many others have made this dream their own. Since our inception, more than 3,000 abortion-vulnerable women have chosen life for their children, and at least another 3,000 who were struggling with an abortion decision decided to consider other options after visiting PDHC.