What a great time to be pro-life! So many of us are excited about a shift in the Supreme Court that may overturn Roe v Wade. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Think of it, women and babies would be protected and abortion would no longer be the “go to” option for a difficult pregnancy situation. I think I hear the angels singing!
Of course, people would still need pregnancy help. At PDHC, we hear about challenging pregnancy circumstances every single day, but we also have the privilege of seeing parents bring in their new babies and being thankful for the help they received. I have never heard of a woman coming back to our center and regretting having her baby. I know of plenty of women who have regretted their abortions. That is why it is so important that people receive the pregnancy help they need to choose life.
We have made such great strides as a community of life! Politically and culturally life is winning. Nationwide abortion rates are the lowest they have been since Roe. In Ohio, abortion rates have dropped by over 10,000 in the past 10 years. Locally Franklin County has seen a decline of 33%, but the last Ohio Department of Health report still shows 3,158 abortions took place in our community. Even one is too many.
I am so grateful for our elected officials and right to life organizations who work to make pro-life policy changes, for social justice and advocacy groups, for a vast network of pregnancy help centers around the nation, and for all of you who support life in a variety of ways. We are making a difference!
If like me, you are wondering what more God is calling you to do? There are some practical ways you can help –
Register for the Walk for Life in Columbus on July 21 or donate to support the walk.
Become a monthly giving partner by scheduling automated donations.
I am praying with you for our country and that more and more might know the gift of life and life in abundance.
P.S. – Now is the time! Contact your Senator and ask that they support a swift and fair nomination for Supreme Court Justice.
What a difference a year can make! It was just a year ago that I was selected as the next President of PDHC and was given the honor and challenge of leading this incredible organization. PDHC has saved lives for 37 years, but the need is great and there is always more to do. In the last year the PDHC staff, volunteers and I made strides to increase the number of more women, babies and families we help each day. We have worked hard, made tough decisions, taken risks and, most of all, trusted the Lord. As usual, He has proven himself faithful.
Last month we had more client visits than any other month in PDHC’s history!
I believe the Lord has blessed this work because we are seeking Him and we are good stewards of what He has given us. In the past year, we analyzed our client data and found that we were better serving women and families at-risk for abortion at several of our locations: North, Campus, West and Lancaster. We made the tough decision to close two other centers and redirect our resources. We went through a period of restructuring to provide more support to our key centers. Now, a year later, we can see the results of these changes and we praise God for all the additional people we have been able to help.
We’ve also made a commitment to advertising. Women who need us can’t come to PDHC for help if they don’t know about us! The stakes are simply too high for people not to know where they can receive free pregnancy help. We have put our name and services in front of the people in central Ohio over a million times so far in 2018! Our community is hearing about Pregnancy Decision Health Centers and when they need help, we pray the Lord will bring us to their minds.
Throughout this time of change you continued to support this ministry. We are so grateful to all of the donors, volunteers and prayer warriors who faithfully serve women and families facing challenging pregnancies. Thank you!
I am absolutely thrilled to share that with your continued support we’ve been able to reduce our expenses and increase the number of women served in our centers. 2018 is on track to be the highest number of people served in our centers, and we can’t wait to see what comes next!
We promise to do our very best for the families we serve with the dollars you entrust to us. I ask that you prayerfully consider partnering with PDHC as a monthly donor. Your generosity provides for mothers and babies as well as PDHC’s new fatherhood program. Click here to make a donation or become a monthly partner.