The recent New York decision to allow abortion up to the date of delivery sends a chilling message to all Christians valuing life. Headlines continue to surface with states seeming to compete to become the “most pro-abortion state in the US.” The dark forces seeking to destroy life in the womb are more aggressive, more bold, and more “unmasked” than ever before. But in the face of this opposition, we are winning this fight! Thanks to your faithful partnership, more and more women in Allegheny County have continued to visit our centers. Our medical services and Christ centered approach lead over 80% of abortion vulnerable couples to choose life. With multiple locations in Pittsburgh, we are rescuing one child from abortion every single day. That’s right, over 370 little ones saved in 2018. While we are reaching people one at a time in our centers and in our schools, the larger battle is being won. To give you perspective, let met share what the statistics tell us about our impact over the last 10 years.
- The national abortion rate is at it’s lowest since Roe v Wade in 1973.
- Since 2008, the abortion rate among PA residents has dropped 17%. But in Allegheny County it has dropped by 24%.
- The number of women in Allegheny County under 20 choosing abortion fell 32% and the number of first time abortions dropped 25% which tells us that our messages to teens in schools is having a dramatic impact on our County.
- The best news is that while abortion rates are dropping across our State, Allegheny County is the only county in which the BIRTH rate is going up. This clearly shows that our local Pregnancy Centers (not birth control or early abortion) are making a difference.
“Carrie” recently visited our Center after finding us online. She was searching for “abortion” on google but found us and agreed to visit our center for a free ultrasound. Seeing her baby on the screen changed Carrie’s world forever. “It’s my baby!” was her immediate response. We continue to reveal what the darkness wants to hide. Every life is precious. Mother and child can be cared for, nurtured, and saved. Thank you for your gift that helps women see the unseen!