by Mary Dunn, Vice President of CTLC Board and Volunteer
As we approach Mother’s Day it is natural to think about the marvelous blessings of Motherhood. For some, however, motherhood was not their plan but rather a consequence and few consequences are as truly life changing as an unplanned pregnancy.
On February 6th of this year, a client we’ll call Lyndsey came to CTLC for a pregnancy test. She told me that this baby would be the fifth child for she and her common law husband. She shared that he was unhappy about the pregnancy and strongly suggested she have an abortion. He was concerned about finances and health issues as one of their sons had recently been diagnosed with autism.
She told me she had been raised in a Christian home and did not believe in abortion but felt pressure from her husband didn’t want to lose him. We provided an ultrasound that day and saw a 7-week old baby with a strong heartbeat. We offered Lyndsey another ultrasound suggesting she bring her husband in prior to making any final decisions. We attempted to contact her several times with no response and suspected she had chosen abortion.
Then in the first week of March, she called and asked for a second ultrasound. She arrived without her husband but with 2 of her children. Seeing the baby with arms and legs moving within her, she told us she knew she could not abort this child. She thanked us for our persistent follow-up and gave us credit for saving this baby. We quickly gave credit to the author and creator of every life, God our Father!
More recently a young couple came in to find out if they were pregnant. The test was positive and while they professed to be Christians, they said there was pressure from their parents to abort. When the ultrasound showed a healthy baby, the boyfriend was physically overcome and needed help getting to a chair.
Despite their conflicted feelings that day, they chose abortion. Just days after the abortion, they experienced extreme regret and came back to CTLC for help.
Like motherhood, abortion is a lifelong and life changing decision.
At Central Texas LifeCare, each client is given “Given Care. True Help. Real Hope.” In a non-judgmental environment, we earn the trust that allows us to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.
As a donor funded ministry we rely on two fundraisers each year. The Baby Bottle campaign is one of them. Your contributions provide the material required for testing, ultrasounds, and Bible based programs.
So far this year:
- 12 abortion minded women have chosen life for their babies.
- 14 clients come weekly for LifeWalk Bible study.
- 3 clients are the in the PACE (post-abortion counseling and education) program.
- 7 clients requested STD testing and received LifeStyle counseling and supporting resources.
- 60 clients heard the gospel and 3 have accepted Jesus as their Savior.
All services at CTLC are free to our clients.
- Pregnancy testing
- STD testing
- Material assistance program (MAP)
- Bible studies
- Post-abortion counseling and education (PACE)
Please accept our humble thank you for choosing to stand for life by participating this year.
Your choice to give transforms hearts and save lives.