Critical Center Update
Updated: Dec 15, 2022
NOVEMBER 2022 Newsletter
What has the Roe decision meant for us?
There have been numerous misconceptions and a ton of misunderstanding about what exactly the recent Supreme Court decision meant not only for our nation, but specifically for the pregnancy resource center movement. Some have asked us, "what will you do at the center now that Roe is overturned," many have questioned our need for further funding, and many have asked how operations have changed as a result of the decision.
We want to take a moment to answer those questions and provide some clarity on what this decision has meant for us at the Cleveland Pregnancy Center.
The short answer is, our work within the pregnancy center has only become more essential and more challenging.
The truth is abortion is still highly accessible and highly demanded and currently in Ohio, abortion is still legal up to 22 weeks. Additionally, the heightened tension legally and politically regarding abortion has caused an immense amount of fear and panic in women across the board causing them to jump to the rash decision of abortion. We are hearing this in the calls we are getting and seeing it in the clients were are meeting with.
Right now women need support more than ever to overcome the fear imposing lies and deceit that are so loud in our culture.
Our advocates here in the Lilli Women's Center often times serve as the only life-affirming voice in many women and men's lives telling them that they do not need abortion while the world tells them they do.
Through the panic and through the fear our team of compassionate and educated women are able to break down barriers and provide women with the love, encouragement and tangible support they need to give birth and care for their little ones.
So, what does a Post-Roe world look like for us?
It looks like pouring more resources and prayer into reaching women sooner, before they enter the doors of an abortion clinic. It looks like finding ways to reach her before she orders an abortion pill online without any medical advice prior to taking it. It looks like speaking Christ's love into women and men who are so consumed by the world that they believe every bit of lies it tells them. It looks like providing education and support to a first-time expectant momma who is full of fear and doubt. It looks like providing diapers, wipes, strollers, baby formula, and other maternity care and baby items to families who against the grain have decided they will step up and parent their sweet child.
A Post-Roe world is a world that needs us to step up, and we need your support to do so.
Building Search Update
As many of you are aware, we are looking for a new building as the building we are in on Lorain Avenue has been purchased by a real estate investor and will be fully renovated (likely into apartment space).
We have spent the past 6 months vigorously searching for a building that is well-suited for both our medical team, and our parenting support programs.
Our prayer has been that God will provide us a location to call home, so that there will be no more moving for our team or our clients.
Commercial real estate has been challenging to come by in the greater Cleveland area, especially when searching for something that truly fits our needs for space, parking, and our unique medical and parent support needs.
We had even moved forward with one building space, but were then rejected by the landlord due to the nature of our organization being Christian and Pro-Life centered.
We ask that you as a member of this community would join our team in praying for the right building space to become available and for the provision of funding to purchase it.
We know God has the building for us already and we cannot wait for the day we are able to move in and be able to serve our clients in a building perfectly suited for us to care for them.
We need you.
All 5 states that voted on abortion this month voted to allow it through all 9 months, in several making it a Constitutional Amendment. The fight to preserve abortion access is alive and well. We are here no matter what to provide another way and to support women, men and families as they walk through pregnancy and into their parenting journey.
We need your support. We need your prayers. The women in our world facing unplanned pregnancies and their sweet innocent children need you.
One of the most critical ways that you can help reach women walking through unplanned pregnancies and provide them with Biblical support and education is by becoming a monthly Pillar Partner and giving a set amount each month. A monthly gift allows us to expand our efforts to save lives each and every day of the year.
Please also reach out if you are interested in volunteering, joining our prayer team, or if there are any other ways you would like to partner with the ministry.
We are so thankful for you! Let's keep working together to empower women and save lives!
Looking for a job in the pregnancy center ministry? Come work with us!
We are seeking a full-time Office Manager, someone who will organize and coordinate administration duties and office procedures such as, preparing payroll, maintaining filing systems, managing invoices and payments, and other administrative support duties.
If you are interested please send us your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.