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If you missed our Prolife Summit, you missed some amazing testimonials. The post-abortive story is always an emotional one because so many of us know of someone who has had an abortion.

Watch Bree’s incredible testimonial below.

If you are a post-abortive woman, we urge you to consider taking the Surrender the Secret class. Call 770-590-9365 for details on when the next class will begin.

The annual CPS fundraising banquet was held on May 5th, and by many accounts, it was the best banquet yet! The Cobb Galleria was beautiful, the food delicious, and the speakers prepared and full of great information.

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The Cobb Galleria, set up and ready for the crowd!

 

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Ann Goodgame greeting guests.

 

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Erick Erickson enjoying dinner with Executive Director, Lori Parker.

 

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Dr. Tony Levantino discussing his abortionist background.

 

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Moderator Jay Watts listens as Erick Erickson answers a question.

 

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Executive Director, Lori Parker, explaining the vision for the future of CPS.

We are so grateful to the supporters who joined us at the event. Thank you for coming out and supporting this ministry! Your donations will ensure that we can continue to serve the men and women of Cobb County.

Apparently, as I was distracted with real life, a new late night talk show called Full Frontal has attracted a lot of viewers; especially young adults. The host is a woman named Samantha Bee who was a former correspondent for the Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart.

In a recent episode, Samantha Bee attacked the credibility of pregnancy centers and specifically attacked Georgia State Senator, Renee Unterman for comments she made against Planned Parenthood and for her support of pregnancy centers. Ms. Bee criticized the senator for speaking against the deceptive practices of PP but felt justified herself to accuse pregnancy centers of being deceptive and toxic to society. I would assume Ms. Bee would identify herself as “prochoice” like most pro-abortionists do even though they don’t have any regard for the efforts of pregnancy centers that at least help women consider other choices besides abortion.

14965484_mIn her dialogue, Bee repeated the rhetoric we hear from every pro-abortion group, calling us fake clinics that operate without proper medical staff. Cobb Pregnancy Services has two physicians: an OB/GYN and a radiologist overseeing medical services. We are staffed by four registered nurses and a certified sonographer (RDMS). Our services are not only legitimate, they are listed on our websites and on all printed material. They include a free urine or blood pregnancy test, a diagnostic ultrasound to determine fetal viability, intrauterine pregnancy, and gestational age. Our information is documented on a form that our patients can use at any doctor’s office and yes, even at an abortion clinic. The STD/STI testing we provide at no charge for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis, HSV, and Hepatitis B and C would cost one patient over $300.00 in a “for-profit” clinic.

Along with being fake clinics, pregnancy centers were accused of confusing women by using logos that mimic abortion clinics. As pregnancy centers have become viable medical clinics for women, our logos have changed. We have no desire to brand ourselves as an abortion clinic but as the professional medical clinic that we are. Of course, abortion clinics use the same branding and logos rather than using images of aborted babies that would actually define them better.

According to Ms. Bee, pregnancy centers appeal to women’s needs for medical services in order to strong arm them into choosing life. To emphasize the lengths that pregnancy centers will go, Ms. Bee showed a video of a former pregnancy center client who claimed that she received false information in order to “scare” her into having her baby. I cannot speak to whether this client was given false information because I was not there, but neither was Samantha Bee. Stereotyping pregnancy centers using a one-sided story in order to discredit us is an underhanded attempt to sway public opinion. Imagine what would happen if they actually interviewed the countless women who had great experiences at pregnancy centers.

During the interview, the client stated that after having her baby, things got really difficult but the pregnancy center was not there. First, I do not think the pregnancy center moved or changed its phone number. I also don’t know of centers that do not provide on-going support and assistance with housing, baby clothes, and supplies. No one is going to solve all the problems that women experiencing crisis pregnancies have but pregnancy centers do, by design, provide immediate and on-going support. They also provide abortion alternative counseling which includes adoption. The woman confessed that, though she loves her son, she would abort if she could do it all again. No one is telling her to parent her son if she does not want to. If things are that bad, she might consider making an adoption plan. I also know that this phase of her life does not define the rest of her life. I would like to talk to her in a few years and see if she feels the same.

I assume that the point of the story was that we all should look into the face of this little boy and woe the day he was born.

Pro-abortionists and pro-abortion organizations have been accusing pregnancy centers of using deceptive practices for decades because they do not want to admit what they really hate about us. They hate that we are changing hearts and minds for life.

It is up to each woman dealing with an unplanned pregnancy to decide the fate of her unborn child. She has every right to expect that any clinic she goes to, be it a pregnancy center or abortion clinic, will not exploit her in order to further their own agenda. We pray women choose life but we are also there to help women heal from the heartbreak of abortion. Planned Parenthood denies that women even suffer.

My question to you Ms. Bee is this. If an abortion minded woman, who has every legal right to make her own choice, decides to carry her child after coming to a pregnancy center, why does that offend you?

Improvisational theatre – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Improvisational theatre, often called improv or impro, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed.

We were blessed last week by a night of comedy, courtesy of Rx Improv! They billed the event as Laugh for Life and there were a LOT of laughs. It’s no wonder tagline is – A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
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The event took place at Grace Community Church of Marietta and we had a great crowd. Byron Harvey and the other performers interacted with the audience to get ideas, and in some cases, had them onstage as part of the performance! My favorite was when two audience members had to provide the sound effects for the crazy antics on stage.
At intermission, we were treated to a buffet of delicious sweets. YUMMY!
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Not only did everyone have a good time, everyone donated to CPS. When it was all said and done, Rx Improv had raised over $7,000.00 dollars for the ministry!
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We are so grateful for the community of believers who support this ministry through their gifts! If you’re interested in having a night of fun at your church/ministry event, we highly recommend the folks at Rx Imrov Troupe!
We are excited to share some great news with you. For the past few years we’ve been expressing our need for a new home for Cobb Pregnancy Services. We hoped to either build or buy a larger facility to further our vision of helping more women, providing more medical services, and saving more babies.
Praise the Lord because today we closed on that new building!
The new facility is actually TWO, single story buildings located on Roswell Street in downtown Marietta and are just blocks from the Marietta Square. One building is 7000 square feet and the second building is 3000 square feet. There is plenty of parking and lots and lots of space! We are thrilled!
Here’s even better news. Because of our generous and faithful supporters, we were able to pay cash for the building and remain debt free. Thank YOU to everyone who has given so generously to make this happen.
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There is work to be done to make it move-in ready, but we are confident that we will be in the building early 2016. Please watch for updates via email and Facebook to learn how you can help.
For now we do have one need. While we were able to buy the building, we did have to use a large amount of our cash reserves. This means that our year-end donations are more important than ever. As you are making your final decisions regarding charitable giving, please consider Cobb Pregnancy Services. You can mail your donation, or donate online HERE.
Again, thank you so much for your faithfulness!
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