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For such a time as this!

For Such a Time as This! We are so thankful for the hundreds of enthusiastic pro-life warriors in attendance and the many wonderful church partners represented at our recent Celebration for Life Galas in Lancaster and Columbus.

“…and who knows whether you have not come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

When asked what impacted you the most during the evening, we received overwhelming responses for the messages of our Guest Speakers, Melissa Ohden and Scott Klusendorf. If you were unable to attend, we will be posting their presentations on our website very soon.

Many were inspired by Shanae’s testimonial as she went from being abortion-minded to making a life decision after receiving compassionate care and ongoing love and support from the PDHC team. Her beautiful, healthy baby girl was born on Sept. 11th.

Pegi’s testimonial inspired many as she shared the trauma, grief, and guilt she felt after her abortion experiences and the hope, healing, and redemption she experienced through PDHC’s abortion recovery programs and services.

Many were amazed at the impact and numbers of individuals served and lives saved through the programs and services of PDHC in the community.

Guests appreciated the information shared by David Mahan, Director of Policy for the Center for Christian Virtue, and Peggy Hartshorn, PDHC Founder and Chairman of the Board of Heartbeat International, on the importance of voting “NO” on Issue 1 in November. They shared how this amendment would allow for a child to be aborted through all nine months of pregnancy. Because it is a constitutional amendment, it would override Ohio’s existing regulations on abortion, including Ohio’s parental consent law. This means abortion clinics could perform abortions on a minor without her parent’s knowledge or permission. They encouraged us to stand up for those most vulnerable and vote NO on Issue 1. Guests were encouraged to educate themselves and explore resources for more information, including Center for Christian Virtue at:, Ohio Right to Life at:, Greater Columbus Right to Life at: and Catholic Conference of Ohio at:

God has called each of us to cherish, defend, and protect the preborn whom He created in His own image. Thank you for walking alongside us For Such a Time as This.

“God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

Rescuing Lives and Impacting Generations, one Heartbeat at a Time.

Kathy Scanlon, PDHC President


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