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Pregnancy Help in Bedford County
Precious Life of Bedford County
215 South Juliana St.
Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-2790 Hotline: 1-800-452-5433

Precious Life also provides post-abortion counseling, as well as information and guidance for pastors.

Keeping You Up-to-date
We want to know what is the best way to keep in touch with you. If you are not getting messages from us, please call us and let us know. Call Jan Creighton at 623-1314 and she will add you to our database, which basically just records what type of messages you would like to receive and how you would like to receive them.

You have 3 types of messages to choose from:
1. Upcoming Event
2. Prayer Request
3. Action Alert

There are 4 ways for you to choose from for us to contact you:
1. Email
2. Mail
3. Website - And of course, all messages will be listed here for you to check up on periodically.
4. If you are the contact person for your church or organization, we would like to mail you flyers when we make them up for special events, like our Annual Dinner, Life Chain, and Walk for Life - so that you could post them. Please feel free to post any of our messages to you in your bulletin or newsletter.

Bedford County: A Great County for Mothers & Children
According to Pennsylvania Abortions by County, for the period 2000 - 2004, there were 2,706 live births to Bedford County women, and 111 abortions performed on county women. That is 3.9% of Bedford County pregnancies ending in induced abortions.

Out of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, Bedford County ranked 60th in the percentage of pregnancies ending in abortion. Only seven counties -- Bradford, Franklin, Fulton, McKean, Potter, Susquehanna, and Tioga -- have lower abortion rates.

The most recent information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health tells us that in 2003, 26 Bedford County women resorted to abortion. None of them were under the age of 15. Seven were between 15 and 19; 14 were 20 - 24, 2 were 25 - 29, 2 were 30 - 34, 1 was between 35 and 39, and none were aged 40 or older.

Though no abortions are reported as being performed in Bedford County, there is an advertisement for an abortion facility in our Yellow Pages. The ad is for Hillcrest Women's Medical Center, which performed a fatal abortion on Kelly Morse in 1996. Kelly had traveled to Hillcrest from Vermont -- possibly in response to a Yellow Pages ad similar to the one in our own telephone book. Bedford County women deserve to know about this.

With only around two dozen abortions per year being done on Bedford County women, we can confidently set a goal of being a county where no woman feels that she must resort to abortion.

Pro-Life Collection
We are asking for donations from area churches to support our work. Please ask your Pastor to take up a special collection for us.

Pastor's, please mail your donation to:
Bedford County CCHL
c/o Janet Creighton
3495 Business 220
Bedford, PA 15522

And make your check payable to:
Bedford County CCHL

Abraham Lincoln

"To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men!"
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