Words from our President

 

A s the year winds down and I look back, I feel like a lifetime has passed. So much has happened in such a short span of time...and only by the grace of God! So how do we top what has already been done? First and foremost; prayer...and trust that the Almighty has His eye on Birth Choice and walks with us to fulfill His will for women and babies in need.

It will also be about implementing all that we have put into place to achieve the final goal of becoming medical.

It means, saturating as many media and marketing opportunities as possible so that everyone knows who Birth Choice is and how to find us.

It means having a highly efficient, consistent and top notch staff to facilitate any need that our clients might have and forming relationships that last a lifetime.

It means spreading the Good News that leads to the freedom and health of young women who live holiness and purity through our new sexual integrity program - By Design.

It means helping women and men find freedom and forgiveness after an abortion through After Abortion Care.

It means creating an environment of safety, support and encouragement for anyone who enters our space.

It means spreading the Word of an awesome God and the work He calls all of us to in serving Him through the pro-life platform.

Because only then can we live in the hope of a year free of the damaging effects of abortion.

Happy New Year and God Bless everyone!










Heidi Hill
President/CEO


NEW ARRIVALS!
Valerie : 9/19 |  Matthew: 9/23 |  Annaleigh: 10/28
Destiny: 11/7 |  Delilah: 11/17


Inside Birth Choice

B irth Choice has been helping women and saving lives for 30 years. But what exactly do we do? What does it look like inside the doors of our centers, and how do we help women? Here is a picture of a typical visit.

A woman calls our center and asks for an appointment. The receptionist spends a few minutes learning about the woman, what her needs are and how we can help. Next, she comes in to the office and is seen by a Client Advocate. The Client Advocates spends about 45 minutes with the Client in an intake. Questions are asked to find out the woman's intentions and where she is in her life. A lot of information is shared with each client about the stages of a baby's life in the womb, the risks of abortion, the side effects of birth control, risks of STDs and the benefits of marriage.

At the end of the intake, a pregnancy test is done, and if the results are positive, an ultrasound is scheduled. Currently the client may have to wait a week, but once the mobile ultrasound unit is operational, she will be able to see her baby that day with an 80% chance of choosing life. We will then be there to aid her in her decision by providing resources that will help her throughout her pregnancy and beyond.

An in-house program that we can offer her is the Earn While You Learn program. This enables each Client Advocate to use a Pre-natal and Parenting curriculum to help each mother to be the best mom she can be while developing a relationship with the client that could have life-long dividends. We want to help her to connect with a church and make contacts within the community that will continue to aid her in making good life choices for her and her child.

If her pregnancy test is negative, more time would be spent discussing her future and her lifestyle. She would be invited to attend one of our By Design Workshops on how to live a life of sexual integrity, health and wholeness as God intended.

Birth Choice also helps women and men who have been through an abortion and need someone to walk with them through their pain to find peace and healing through our After Abortion Care program. The pain is real and the effects are real and we are here to see them through to the other side. Abortion damages relationships. Forgiveness and healing reconnect individuals to each other and to God.

This is how your financial contributions are used in the day-to-day. Your support is critical and we thank you for making possible all that we do each day for the sake of the babies, their families and their future.

 Client Story

"T"  is a young mother of four small children facing an unplanned pregnancy who came to our San Marcos center seeking support and information. Having chosen abortion for a previous unplanned pregnancy, T wanted to give this child the gift of life but was facing financial stress and emotional pressures to abort from others including her baby's father who didn't see how they could afford another child. After her visit, she decided to choose life for her child and her decision was reaffirmed when she returned to the center for her ultrasound.

T's advice to other women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy under stressful circumstances is to stay strong and positive. Everyone reaches a point they want to give up and take the "easy way out" but if they turn to God and the positive influences in their lives they will find the strength to do what is in their heart and choose life for their child. T says she is excited about her child and ready to add a new blessing into her family's life.


Heart of the Center
Carey Lorton volunteered at Birth Choice for several years as a client advocate. She took some time off to focus on her family. Her daughters are now teenagers, and both very involved in sports. We are so blessed to have her back as our Office Manager. Previously, Carey was manager at Hornblower Cruises. Her skills learned there have become a real blessing for Birth Choice helping us to become more organized and streamlined than ever. She is efficiency on steroids!!!! Thanks to Carey, the ship is running smoothly.
Her bubbly personality makes her perfect in dealing with our clients . We praise God for giving us such a gift with a true servant's heart.

Banquet

We thank all of you who attended or supported the Birth Choice Annual Fundraising Banquet featuring Marc Newman. We had a great turnout and raised $95,000. The prayer warriors that covered our event in prayer were such a blessing so that we might be guided and protected by God throughout the entire event.

The Mobile Ultrasound Unit was in attendance for everyone to tour. The
funds raised will be used to launch  the mobile, cover operating costs and to make Birth Choice a visible choice and resource for the community.









The first By Design class was held at St. Marks on October 8, 2016 with 90 young women attending this interactive event. Our volunteers saw the fruits of their labor and the difference information can make. The program teaches living according to God's design, integrity and wholeness for health and the value of fertility as a gift and boundaries in dating for life-long happiness in marriage. This invaluable information sets the foundation for sound life choices.

Events for 20 17

Sanctity of Life Sunday 
Every year, churches across the nation pause for National Sanctity of Human Life Day. We spend this time in prayer and wait on God to reverse the decision of Roe vs. Wade. This important day has been part of our nation since 1984, when President Regan issued the proclamation, in the 11th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. We hope that you will join us in prayer to support life on January 15th. We continue this day throughout the week, with fasting and devotionals offered from many churches in the nation, and wrapping up with the annual Walk for Life, on January 21, 2017. It's uplifting to be around so many people and organizations in the county who stand as a public witness for life.

The San Diego Walk for Life
Balboa Park
8:30 am -12:00 pm.
Find out more at http://sandiego-
walkforlife.org/

By Design Workshop
February 11, 2017
details to come

Birth Choice
30th Anniversary
Women's Luncheon
April 8, 2017

Fall Banquet
September 23, 2017
Thank you for your Support!

As God prepares us for a new year we are grateful for everyone who gave. A special thanks to Cathedral Catholic (Light Group), Chelsea Devine, Debbie Napier, Harold Dulude and  Thomas Davis.

The Knights of Columbus, who have been so  generous in taking a special interest in Birth Choice with their fund raising and support  within the community.


"As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ." -2 Corinthians 9:13 (NLT)

Needs
Volunteers for our Oceanside & San Marcos locations
Volunteer Nurse Sono graphers (will train) and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Volunteer Mobile Ultrasound Drivers
Baby Bottle team  members, After Abortion Care Peer Counselors,
By Design Sexual Integrity Facilitators
Churches &  Organizations to host baby bottle drives



PRAYER & PRAISE
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened." - Matthew 7:7

PRAISE:
A year that has seen so much growth:
* Purchasing the mobile ultrasound unit and submitting licensure
* San Marcos is now staffed and open 40 hours per week
* Increased revenues and partnerships through Baby  Bottle drives


PRAYER REQUESTS:
Believers to continue to pray, trust and obey God for our government to make the right decisions for life, and hang our hope on Christ
* God to bring the women who are abortion vulnerable to Birth Choice so their eyes may be opened to truth and hope
* Women who suffer emotionally from having abortions to find the help and encouragement they need
* Nurse Sonographers to step forward for the mobile ultrasound unit to be open every day
* God to turn the hearts for those who work in the abortion industry, to see truth and walk away from the deception
* A hedge of protection for everyone involved in the pro-life ministry, and Birth Choice as we move toward becoming medical through the Mobile Ultrasound Unit

Mission & Vision

Mission: To provide necessary services and support to save the lives of the preborn.
 
Vision: To care for women in unplanned pregnancies by providing resources, education and support so they might choose life-saving alternatives to abortion.





Birth Choice San Marcos
277 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
Ste. S
San Marcos, CA 92078
760.744.1313
 
Birth Choice Oceanside
611 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92054
760.231.8885
Board of Directors:
Raymond Van Pletsen, Chairman
Bernie Montoya, Vice Chairman
Dennis Kreta, Treasurer
Karen Garcia, Secretary
Heidi Hill, Board Member
Affiliations:
National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA)
Heartbeat International Associates For Life (AFL)