A Setback?

Recently the Supreme Court handed the pro-life movement a setback. In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Court struck down Texas’ law which required abortion clinics to adhere to basic medical standards – the same standards as other ambulatory care centers. Was this decision a disappointment? Yes. Is it the end of the world? No. Let’s keep our eyes on the big picture. First, the abortion rate is lower than it’s been since before Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Second, even without laws like the one Texas had in place, pregnancy centers like First Choice outnumber abortion clinics by as much as three to one! Third, medical professionals who performed abortions are leaving their jobs. Abby Johnson’s ministry, And Then There Were None, has helped 240 practitioners leave the abortion industry, including seven doctors!

Legislative victories will come and go, but I know that after 25 years at First Choice, God is working. In our five centers, women are receiving personal care, compassion, and medical services that make a lasting difference. Babies are being rescued as we love them both. We’re so grateful for our donors who enable us to make a difference!