Celebrating Small Victories
Earlier this week, a bill brought forth in the Wyoming State House regarding abortion reporting (HB 103) passed the Senate. This bill, if signed by Governor Mark Gordon, would require doctors who perform abortions in the state to report the number of such procedures. Although Wyoming has had a similar law on the books for more than 40 years, many say it’s been ignored and that this new measure makes the law more enforceable. Opponents raised concerns about government intrusion and said the measure was unnecessary.
Other bills regarding abortion, including a measure that would have required a 48-hour waiting period before having an abortion, were introduced this legislative season. Those measures didn’t survive the entire process. Many pro-life advocates were disappointed these bills didn’t make it. However, we need to celebrate the small victories, such as the approval of HB 103, which passed the Senate 20 – 9.
At True Care, we do celebrate small victories, such as an increase so far this year in the number of women signing up for our center’s Baby & Me Program. Another example: True Care saw more women assessed as abortion-minded or abortion-determined in 2018, and about 90 percent of them chose life, including four of our abortion-determined patients; one even signed up for Baby & Me. We are reaching these women, one at a time, and we are making a difference in their lives. We praise God for His life-saving work at our center!
Small victories are still victories, and we should celebrate. As we prepare to launch two new programs in partnership with local churches (a Men’s Outreach and Embrace Grace, a discipleship program for women), we are excited to see how God will bless these outreaches and change even more lives. We are thankful for the church support we have in Casper and surrounding towns.
One of those churches is Grace Reformed Church at City Park. Formerly First Presbyterian Church, this congregation hosts an annual fundraiser for True Care called Hymn Sing for Life. This spring’s event, the third annual, takes place on Sunday, April 7, starting at 4 pm. Guest organist Kenrick Mervine from the Denver-area will play people’s favorite hymns, which are voted on by audience members; money raised will be donated to True Care. Last year, more than $27,000 was given – another wonderful victory!
As we move into a new month and a new season, we look forward to more victories through the work the Lord has called us to do. We invite you to join us in continued prayer and praise and join us at the Hymn Sing for Life where we will do just that – TOGETHER!
“Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57