2017 has been a tumultuous year for the pro-life movement. Politically, we have seen a pro-life justice appointed to the Supreme Court and the removal of international funding for abortions.
These are victories worth celebrating.
At the same time, we have seen failed attempts to strip Planned Parenthood of its funding and the passage of pro-choice legislation in California and Illinois that would force pregnancy centers to promote abortions. As 2017 winds down, abortion providers are ramping up their operations for 2018.
Over 2,500 babies are expected to die in abortions every day of the new year. That means more than 900,000 babies will lose their lives and 1.8 million women and men will be left to face the negative consequences of their abortion decisions.
Unless you and I step in.
During the last nine years, Care Net’s network of more than 1,100 affiliated pregnancy centers and the Pregnancy Decision Line (PDL) saved 603,474 unborn lives from the horrors of abortion; 70,000 lives last year alone. Partnering with pro-life people like you, we stopped abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from claiming these precious lives.
We must enter 2018 prepared to reach more parents with the life-saving, culture transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and empower them to CHOOSE LIFE for their unborn children and ABUNDANT LIFE for their families.
Earlier this year, Care Net found some very promising new candidates for Care Net's Pregnancy Decision Line coaches. PDL is the nation's only real-time hotline for women and men considering abortion to find compassion, hope, and help in the nick of time. Effective PDL coaching takes a very specific heart, spiritual maturity, and skill set. These coaches are very rare and hard to find.
New coaches would enable us to handle more calls and save more lives. We do not currently have the budgetary means to bring on these qualified candidates when our nation desperately needs their services.
The average woman decides to have an abortion within nine days of a positive pregnancy test. The Pregnancy Decision Line is sometimes the only voice of hope they hear before it is too late.
Unfortunately, with only five days left, I am not sure if we are going to raise enough money to meet our expenses and then expand the vital life-saving work and reach of PDL. We need to raise $250,000 by December 31st in order to increase our coaching staff and reach more clients in 2018.
Will you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible gift today to help us save more lives in the year to come? Through the support of generous friends like you, 70,000 babies and 140,000 parents were saved from abortion last year.
How many lives will you help save in 2018 through PDL and the on-going work of Care Net?
Many blessings on your new year,