From The Heart
From the Heart
~Susan Skoglund, Executive Director
January is Sanctity of Human Life month & we love to celebrate life!
Despite the fact that abortion was legalized in January of 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court throughout all 50 states & in some through all 9 months of pregnancy, the CDC just reported that abortion numbers have continued to decline. The November 2015 report showed 699,000 babies lost their lives in 2012 - down from 730,322 in 2011, and down from historic highs of 1.5 million annually in the 1980’s. This 2012 study notes women in their 20’s account for the majority of abortions. The CDC data is not complete as California, New Hampshire, and Maryland do NOT have to report their numbers, so this represents only 47 states but offers the same comparison as
previous 47 reporting states.
There have been at least 56 million abortions (conservatively) since 1973 which has affected our families, our schools, our economy (and social security system), and everything (think about what happens in It’s a Wonderful Life)! We are so glad those numbers are decreasing, yet even one life lost is a tragedy and it hurts the women and men who participate. The value of every single life is precious and irreplaceable; we will continue to reach out to serve and save lives one at a time - both now and for eternity.
Our vision is that unplanned pregnancies and abortions will decrease as Pregnancy Resources impacts our community with Biblically based services. We are excited as we anticipate getting our Stork medical van on the GO to reach many more who need our services! (See p.2 article.) Along with Women’s Choice- a sister ministry- we envision taking the entire QC region for LIFE! As we each mobilize our pregnancy centers, we will reach up to 400% more people! The WC Director, Vicki Tyler and I meet on a regular basis and we are strategically planning to go to many different locations and will NOT be at the same place on any given day.
The local abortion facility still offers chemical abortions and the short drive to Iowa City gives more opportunity for later term abortions with 2 abortion facilities there. Pray with us as we help decrease our local numbers! Thank you for partnering with us to expand our vision.
Posted on Thu, January 7, 2016
by qcpregnancypartners admin