Stephenville (February 12, 2015) – Sunday, January 18, was observed as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, and it marked the 20th year for Choices Clinic & Life Resource Center (formerly Cross Timbers Pregnancy Care Center) to send out baby bottles throughout the Cross Timbers area in hopes of them returning full of coins, bills and checks.
For over 30 years, Americans have observed Sancity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS) as a day to celebrate the value of human life, to provide an opportunity for pregnancy care centers to share about the work they doto bring life-affirming resoures to the community, and to empower men and women to choose life for their unborn child. This special event is held on the Sunday in January that falls closest to the day on which Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973.
On January 22, 1995, baby bottles were first introduced to 16 congregations in hopes of financially supporting the new ministry known as Cross Timbers Pregnancy Care Center. In 20 years, it has grown to 34 congregations and organizations distributing 2,430 baby bottles.
“Sancity of Human Life Sunday and the Change for Life Campaign is a great contributor to getting our message out every year,” explained Ashley Graves, Executive Director of Choices Clinic & Life Resource Center. “Not only do the bottles bring in well over $25,000 every year, but we also receive an influx of volunteer applications.”
The baby bottles are due back to their respective organizations on or before Sunday, March 1, 2015. Each organization will deliver the bottles to Choices Life Resource Center (1902 W Sloan) on Monday, March 2, 2015.