The trend towards embracing LIFE continues in South Hampton Roads! According to a recent report* from the Virginia Department of Health, the number of abortions performed in our community in 2013 dropped again from the previous year (see graph).
Not only did the number of precious lives destroyed by abortion drop last year, it was the steepest drop in this nine year downward trend. This is great news!
Let’s continue to pray and work together to keep this trend going. As encouraging as this news is, there were still 6,078 little ones who did not escape the hands of the abortionists. Last year the oldest abortion facility in our community closed because they were not performing enough abortions to keep their doors open. If the trend towards embracing life continues, others will also close. Let’s pray to this end, as too many lives and hearts are still at stake.
Here in the ministry of CPC, we are increasing our efforts to keep this life-embracing trend alive. Thanks to one friend of the ministry, we have been able to invest more in reaching women through the internet. Also, we launched a new initiative to offer some of our clinic services in community centers throughout South Hampton Roads. We piloted this program in the Afton Place center in Portsmouth and hope to extend these services to other community centers soon. It has not been easy, but we are learning a lot and hope to apply these lessons in order to serve more women.
God is moving. He is moving in and through the ministry of CPC and all over South Hampton Roads. Let’s continue to join Him in this work!
With you for LIFE,
Toby DeBause, President