The following comes from a Feb. 3 story on LifeSiteNews.
Their continual lack of finances can be best described as an accountant’s nightmare. Paying staff was often difficult. Perseverance, hard work, and the power of prayer has no better testimony than that the Community Pregnancy Centers in California’s Silicon Valley region managed to stay open four days a week, month after month, year after year, ever since first opening in 1981.
But all this started to change about 15 years ago. Leadership decided to upgrade the centers from offering pregnant women basic resources to, in addition, offering them
ultrasounds in state-of-the-art licensed medical clinics from professionally trained staff. Donors got onboard with the vision and funded the changes.
It was not until the three centers were renamed and relocated right next to Planned Parenthood abortion centers that donors began to see the real fruit of their investment. The number of women visiting the clinics increased dramatically and the number of babies saved skyrocketed.
“We got on target with our mission to save lives,” Valerie Hill, executive director of RealOptions, told LifeSiteNews in a telephone interview.
Hill, 56, said that each medical clinic is now strategically located so as to offer women a better choice.
“We want to be right across the street or right next door to Planned Parenthood,” she said.
Hill said the name was changed to RealOptions in 2010 to make the clinics more appealing to pregnant women wanting to know their real choices….
Changing the centers’ image and location has proved successful almost beyond belief.
Prior to becoming medical clinics, no more than 100 babies were saved from abortion each year. But when every woman with a positive pregnancy test received a free ultrasound, the number of saves rose from 199 in 2007 to 295 in 2010. When one of the centers moved next to Planned Parenthood in 2012, the number of babies saved increased to 568. Last year, 729 babies were saved….
Perhaps the Catholic Church could do something like this.
Dave N., the Catholic Church IS involved in this.
This is wonderful! What a terrific idea, to have these pregnancy clinics located right net to the evil Planned Parenthood sites! Hope they will open one of these clinics, in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego!! Tremendous good could be done, and hundreds of babies’ lives could be saved! The public also would have more access to good pro-life education, in these cities, and it would help the work of the local, dedicated pro-lifers there! In regards to the above comments— yes, it is true, our Church desperately needs to teach every Catholic their Faith and Morals, from babyhood, and help to form a solid moral conscience, in each and every parishioner! The Catholic Church has sadly lost her true mission!! The Church no longer has its true dedication, for Christ— to save the souls of mankind from sin, nor to defend the unborn child from all possible danger of death, no matter what the cost! Today’s so-called “Church” is a terrible SHOCK!! And just how many Catholic women have killed their unborn children, since Roe vs. Wade??
These kind of uplifting stories of success warm the cockles of my pro life heart! Let us continue to support the Davids that fight the Goliaths of the abortion industry. Our donations provide the rocks that will take down the Culture of Death. Bravo!+