Spring is the season of hope! Hope for new life and new beginnings all around us. Cloudy days transform into sunny blue skies, the air turns fresh and clean, the trees and flowers bloom with vibrant colors and fragrant blossoms. The smell of newly mowed grass is everywhere and the warmth of the sun on our face once again brightens our day.
Just like the Spring season, hope continues to grow at PDHC as we celebrate 286 life decisions already this year. As we walk alongside these new moms who chose life for their babies, we will continue to provide love and support throughout their pregnancies and beyond, and will joyfully celebrate the birth of their precious babies this year. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:13-16
Hope is defined as, "a feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best; to believe, desire, or trust." At the end of 2019, PDHC joined the Abortion Pill Rescue Network to become a local provider of Abortion Pill Reversal Services. This new service at PDHC gives hope to women who have taken the first abortion pill, regret their decision, and want a second chance to save the life of their baby. She has about 72 hours to reverse her abortion decision after taking the first pill and PDHC stands ready to help during this critical time. The need continues to grow as the latest numbers show that 43% of the abortions in the United States are via the Abortion Pill and that number continues to rise.
According to the Ohio Department of Health's latest statistics (2019):
In 2018, a new clinic offering the Abortion Pill opened less than three miles from our busiest center on the North side. In our first year of providing abortion pill reversal services, PDHC was blessed to provide help and hope to 14 women through this service. We are happy to report that four babies have been born so far - two in 2020 and two this year. One of these grateful moms said, "He is the best thing that ever happened to me, he is literally perfect." Another mom named her son Nathan meaning "Gift from God" and said, "Your prayers changed my life." All four babies are healthy and doing well. We look forward to more babies due this year and many more lives saved through abortion pill reversal.
As we celebrate PDHC's first 40 years and the thousands of lives that have been saved, we look forward with hope for the next 40 years of Rescuing Lives and Impacting Generations. In the Bible, hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength in His faithfulness. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
Together for Life,