January is Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) Month, which began on January 13, 1984, when President Ronald Reagan issued a presidential proclamation designating the third Sunday of January as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. On that day, President Reagan referenced the 15 million babies who had lost their lives to abortion.
“I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life,” he said.
Today, the number of lives lost to abortion has grown to nearly 65 million. Just 3 years prior to the President’s proclamation, PDHC had opened the doors to its first pregnancy resource center, and for over 42 years has continued to be a beacon of hope in the community to serve individuals right where they are, at this moment in their life, during their time of need, thus saving and changing thousands of lives.
To recognize Sanctity of Human Life Month, 20 of our church partners and their congregations came together to support life through Bottles for Life events, baby showers, and diaper drives. We were blessed to receive several in-person invitations to speak about the impact of PDHC services in the community and how everyone can get involved through prayer, volunteering, and giving.
We are thankful for all of the lives saved and impacted in 2022 and as we move forward into 2023 together, we ask for your continued prayers of support and protection for our centers, staff, volunteers, and for the women and families we serve.
“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.” Psalm 139:13-14
Rescuing Lives and Impacting Generations, one heartbeat at a time.
Kathy Scanlon, PDHC President