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A Sad Anniversary

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Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Roe V Wade decision. A sad reminder of a choice our government has made about the value of life. Since that decision, more than 55 million abortions have occurred in the United States. Regardless of what the future holds concerning abortion laws, Life Centers will be on the front lines showing compassion and giving hope to young women facing pregnancy decisions.

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Life Centers Joins in Celebration of Two Lives

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 On Saturday January 17th, the day before Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, many gathered at the Washington East Park Cemetery to celebrate two lives that ended too early. Baby Amelia, a newborn  who was found wrapped in a sweatshirt near Eagle Creek Park on December 28th and baby Harmony, who recently drowned in a bathtub. Their joint service was organized by a ministry called He Knows Your Name. Many from Life Centers were there to take part in the service. A local news crew from WRTV-6 (ABC) covered the event. Mia Coltrane, a volunteer at Life Centers, was there and told the news reporter “It was important for us to be here today just to show respect for these children who didn’t have a chance.”  We were honored to be part of the celebration that so beautifully showed the value and beauty of life.

To see the video from WRTV-6 click here.

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The (Long) Story of New Branding and Websites

When 2014 started, we set a goal to improve our websites. Our main site (lifecenters.com) and our client focused website (pregnancychoicesindy.com) both were 8+ years old and showing their age (websites age in dog years). The main site was difficult to edit and was written in a programming language that was no longer being supported. It was also cumbersome and unable to handle many of the things found in a more modern website. The client site was worse. I could not update it at all, and when we moved into our Admin office, the address listed on the website stayed the same.

I began to interview web developers. I ended up interviewing eight different groups. It was probably premature, since we had no budget for a website.

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Life. Change.

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On November 9th, Plainfield Christian Church launched a Bottles for Babies campaign where empty baby bottles were handed out to all those who attended that day in their four services.  Life Centers and PCC have had a long and rewarding relationship where they are locked arm-in-arm with us on the front lines of meeting the needs of women facing pregnancy related decisions. 

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Tom’s Interview on Pete Heck Show

The Pete Heck Show can be heard locally on WIBC 93.1 FM on Sunday’s at 8:00am. He recently interviewed Life Center’s Executive Director Tom Shevlot.

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(Begin transcript)

PH: We have here a long-time sponsor of the program, and great friends – I regard what they do as a ministry, beyond just a business and all that. It’s Life Centers of Indianapolis, and we’ve got Tom Shevlot of Life Centers on the line right now, Tom, I don’t just want this to be a sponsor plug time. I want folks to hear you, to hear your passion, to hear your heart for this issue of life and everything that you’re doing there at Life Centers. First of all thanks for joining us.

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