Should the Hyde Amendment become permanent. This article published today on LifeNews.com states in part:
“Today marks the 40th anniversary of an important policy that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion — the Hyde Amendment. This is an annual appropriations rider that does not allow direct taxpayer dollars to fund abortion coverage through government programs.”
“Former Congressman Henry Hyde, from Illinois, offered this amendment first in 1976. In 1980 the Supreme Court upheld the Hyde amendment in a 5-4 decision, recognizing that “abortion is inherently different than other medical procedures, because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.” ”
Let your representatives know about this important amendment that needs to be made permanent today.
As expected the number of visitors began to go down with the advent of the NC Diaper Bank moving their partnership to the Stokes County Health Department WIC program. As our diaper ministry winds down, we had 25 visitors come for diapers. If we had the requested size, we gave it to them while referring them and giving them the number for the Health Department. We will continue to give out diapers as we have the size requested. Our baby and maternity clothing closet remains open as always.
The Diaper Ministry gave 36 New Born Diapers, 87 Size 1, 25 Size 2, 50 Size 3, 300 Size 4, 262 Size 5 and 60 Size 10 diapers.
We gave 1 pregnancy test, 6 received baby clothes, 1 received maternity clothes, 1 received furnishings, 2 received baby toys, 1 received baby food, 1 received baby formula, and 20 received baby wipes. Other small items like baby shampoo and lotion were also given out.
Please note that the numbers will continue to go down a little each month as the folks coming here to get diapers continue to go to the Health Dept. to get them. Remember to let your friends, church, church groups and other know that we still are accepting baby items to assist young families as we can. Check our “How to Help Hope Pregnancy Care Center” page to find out what we need to meet some of the needs we see and hear about.
In the month of August, Hope Pregnancy Care Center was open for 11 days. We had 34 visitors on the days we were open.
The Diaper Ministry gave out 150 newborn diapers, 150 size 1 diapers, 25 size 2 diapers, 25 size 3 diapers, 500 size 4 diapers, 575 size 5 diapers and 40 size 6 diapers. A total of 1465 diaper. In addition, we were able to give maternity clothing, baby, baby toys, formula, furnishings and baby wipes this month.
We also gave out a of crib, baby wash, baby shoes and baby shampoo this month.
I want to thank all of our volunteers that have helped keep the doors open at Hope Pregnancy Care. Without their showing up and greeting and talking with our visitors, Hope Pregnancy Care Center could not continue to function. I want also to thank all the churches, church groups and individuals who donate to HPCC.
Hope Pregnancy Care Center did receive notice (Sept 2) from the NC Diaper Bank that they have chosen to utilize the Stokes County Health Dept. as their distribution partner in Stokes County. They have not give a specific reason for not continuing with HPCC but thanked us for what we have done. HPCC has chosen to distribute the remaining diapers as requested by our visitors but will be referring all needing diapers to the Stoke County Health Dept. WIC Program as asked to by the NC Diaper Bank.
While all of us are disappointed with the NCDB decision it was their decision to make the Health Dept the distribution point for Stokes County. To continue through the end of the year simply puts off the inevitable for folks that have been coming to Hope.
The Diaper ministry at Hope has never been our main emphasis. It did grow in scope mainly because of the free diapers. Our main emphasis remains that we are committed to providing our clients with accurate and complete information about both prenatal development and abortion. The diaper ministry grew from our commitment to assist women to carry to term by providing emotional support and practical assistance. We can still do this through keeping a small supply of new born and size one diapers on hand along with the clothing and other items we continue to receive in donations.
“Speaker Paul Ryan refused to give in to pro-abortion Democrats’ demands for more Planned Parenthood funding in the Zika aid bill on Thursday.”
“Democrats have been blocking critical aid bills to combat the virus for months because they do not fund a few Planned Parenthood facilities in Puerto Rico. On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would continue to block legislation unless the abortion giant gets more taxpayer dollars.”
The NC Diaper Bank has made their decision that HPCC will not continue as a partner with them. They have chosen to ask us to refer folks to the Stokes County Health Dept. WIC program for their diaper needs through the NC Diaper Bank.
Hope has chosen to begin informing our folk this week. As people come in and request diapers, we will continue to give them as long as we have that size on hand. At the same time the will be informed that we will not continue to be a primary supplier of their diaper needs and direct them to the WIC Program at (336)593-2402.
We will continue to maintain our clothing and baby supplies closet.