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Megan’s Abortion Pill Story: “They lied to me.”

Megan* came in for a pregnancy test. At the beginning of her peer-counseling session, she revealed to the center director that she had an abortion just one month ago. We were unable to provide Megan with a pregnancy test because her abortion was too recent. We require 10 weeks to have passed after an abortion or miscarriage to administer a pregnancy test. “I’m not considering abortion again if I’m pregnant,” Megan said.

“I just need to know because I took the abortion pill.” She got the pill from an abortion provider. “They lied to me. They told me it was just going to be like a bad period, but it was the worst experience of my life. It was traumatizing.” Megan went back to the abortion clinic for her follow up appointment and they gave her another pregnancy test to ensure the pill “worked.” The test was inconclusive and they sent her away. They did not refer her to further medical care. That’s when she came to us.

The director referred her to one of our ministry partners, a medical clinic, and urged her to see a doctor right away since her pregnancy test at the abortion clinic was inconclusive.

A week later, the director called Megan to follow up with her. They had a great conversation. Megan went to the doctor and everything was fine. She was not pregnant. “Thank you so much for checking on me. I am so grateful you called.” She explained that no one forced her to make the decision to take the abortion pill, but she wished she hadn’t. “I wish I would’ve trusted God would take care of me. I’m going to spend the rest of my life discouraging anyone from doing what I did.”

Unfortunately, Megan’s story is all too common. There are so many misconceptions and withheld information about the abortion pill when it is sold to women. Megan’s viewpoint on what abortion actually is completely changed after she took that pill. She understands now that it was a loss of human life, and she is dedicated to making sure more women understand what the abortion pill does in hopes that they won’t make the same decision.

*Client’s name has been changed.

Fortunately, there is a resource available to women who take the abortion pill but regret it. We refer our clients to the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline when it is appropriate. Keep this number handy so that you can give hope to a mother, and life to a preborn child.

Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline: (877) 558-0333

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Serving Others Safely Amidst Pandemic

Though we recently made the tough decision to temporarily close our centers during this pandemic, we are still working and seeing clients. Women who are just discovering they are pregnant are calling our center directors daily to get direction and are finding hope and compassion on the other end of the phone line. Those who depend on us most can not wait for things to go “back to normal;” they need us now.


In addition to counseling women daily, we are seeing moms every Tuesday at our Downtown Center. We are calling our clients and scheduling times for them to come in to get diapers, wipes, or formula for their babies and children. We will continue to see clients each Tuesday until our centers re-open.

On Tuesday, April 7, we served 15 clients, provided diapers and wipes for 19 children, and formula for 6 babies. 

We are not sitting idly by, waiting for this storm to end. We are still actively supporting women making pregnancy-related decisions and showing them they have a network of support behind them when they choose life for their baby. Thank you for your support and for coming along side us, so that we can continue to come along side women, their children, and their unborn babies.

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Helping Women Beyond Our Center Walls, Beyond State of Indiana

“Our ministry is not contained in the walls of our Life Centers’ buildings.” This is what Machelle Montgomery, our West Center Director, said this past week. In fact, it seems that our ministry is not even contained within the state of Indiana.

God Ordained
Last week, a young lady called our administration office and requested counseling. Machelle returned the call. It turned out to be another one of the many God ordained moments we are experiencing during this unique crisis while our centers are physically closed. The woman on the other end of the call is not even from Indiana. She lives in Kansas. Three weeks ago she had an abortion. Really struggling with the decision she made to end her baby’s life, she was looking for help anywhere she could find it. Panicked, she started searching the internet and found the post-abortive information on Life Centers’ website. That’s when she called us.

She explained to Machelle that since she is now forced to stay at home, as we all are, she is being confronted with her decision to abort. She explained she knew her decision was wrong. Her isolation has left her with no one to talk to and she was slipping into depression. The woman was so thankful to connect with Machelle, and even allowed Machelle to pray for her during their conversation. Machelle encouraged her to call anytime during this quarantine. She was provided with such hope and a listening ear she can turn to anytime- even if that listening ear is in Indiana.

Machelle leads our post-abortive ministry, SOAR (Spiritually Oriented Abortion Recovery) and the fact that she called back this young woman without knowing the circumstances points towards God’s providence. The two talked for over 30 minutes and Machelle was able to share with her some resources and scheduled follow up counseling conversations.

We Are Still Working
God is still working. We are still working. Even though COVID-19 has our centers closed, our directors are still counseling young women over the phone daily. We are still sharing the gospel, filling women with hope, and giving them compassion. In addition to counseling over the phone, we are scheduling clients for support service visits weekly to provide them with diapers, wipes, and other essentials. We will never stop. Thank you for supporting this ministry. Since God is always working, we are always working.

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Centers Temporarily Closed Due To COVID-19

Due to the CDC’s and State Department of Health’s recommendations concerning COVID-19, we will be closing all seven of our pregnancy resource centers at the end of the day today, Tuesday, March 17th, until at least Wednesday, April 1st, 2020; however, that date is subject to change. While this is unfortunate, our staff members, volunteers, and clients safety and health is top priority. 

We do not make this decision lightly. We want to follow government guidelines, and believe that the best way to show love to our community is to help reduce the spread of this deadly virus by limiting face to face contact. Our staff will be using phones, email, social media and creativity to provide peer counseling and community resources to our clients as we continue to save unborn babies and transform lives.

 If you were planning to attend our Celebration of Life banquet, which we had to postpone until October 9th, and were going to make a donation that evening, please consider doing so at this time. Our banquet is our largest fundraiser to sustain the ministry through the lean summer months. By donating now, you will help alleviate some of the financial stress we will face in continuing to pay expenses such as rent, medical liability insurance, and utilities for all of our centers, while we continue to help our clients as much as we possibly can

Please pray for our clients, as we are often times their only resource. We are working on concrete plans to still be able to accommodate our clients as much as possible. Our mission to save babies from abortion and to transform lives through a relationship with Christ is still a priority. We appreciate your support.

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Hannah’s Story “Please. Choose life. Choose mercy.”

This story was written by an actual client of Life Centers.

“This ministry is so important to those that are in crisis, and who are not sure of where to turn. The counseling, resources, and partnership that these centers provide young women is so important as they navigate what will be the most difficult, and the most wonderful thing in this life: carrying, delivering, and raising their beautiful child.

These centers help mothers choose life, not only for their babies, but for themselves.

I will be forever grateful to the counselor who talked to me the day I walked in sobbing, terrified, and lost, who reminded me of all the support I had in my church and family, who reminded me of the goodness and greatness of Jesus, and who called me several times in the months that followed to pray and talk with me, and offer me more resources as I started to put together a nursery, and a life for Violet.

Choosing life doesn’t happen on a ballot at your voting site. Choosing life doesn’t happen by sharing posts on Facebook. It happens in your response to the young girl you know in your family, or friend group who comes to you and tells you that she is pregnant. It comes in how you use your money and time. It comes through living out what Christ has commanded of us, to be loving, and be sold out for His glory.

Please. Choose life. Choose mercy. Support Crisis Pregnancy and Life Centers near you, so that no matter what stage or struggle of life, young women who are pregnant, who had an abortion and are struggling because of it, women of all ages who are in abusive situations, women who can’t afford healthcare, and women in all the other situations that arise in our sin-cursed world can find counseling, resources, and a partnership as they choose life.

Support these centers with your time, your money, and your prayers. Jesus loves the little children, their mommies, and their daddies. He wants them all to know Him, and serve Him for their good, and His glory. That is life… He is Life.

Choose life.” -Hannah 

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