The Pregnancy Help Center opened its doors in July 1986, It was founded by a group of concerned citizens in the Fort Worth community who saw a need to provide information and counsel to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Today, the PHC ministers to the whole woman, her children and her family. Through our various programs, PHC endeavors to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the women in our community.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer 2012 Newsletter

Notes from the Director
     I wanted to add an uplifting story to the newsletter, a positive outcome for a young woman or a milestone we have crossed at the Center (and there have been many), but as the Director of the Pregnancy Help Center, I feel it is my duty to know the laws concerning abortion and to share those with you. Made possible by Carol Everett of the Heidi Group, I was fortunate to attend a legislative update in Austin last month.   
     In June we sent an urgent prayer alert concerning the construction of the new Planned Parenthood facility in Fort Worth. Why do I consider this an urgent prayer request? Let me explain.
At this time, in Fort Worth, a woman may obtain an abortion from conception up to 16 weeks of pregnancy. If further along than 16 weeks she must go to an abortion clinic that has an ambulatory care unit. It is my understanding that means there would be a doctor on call 24-7. Planned Parenthood will be offering an ambulatory care unit in their new facility. They will be doing procedures up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. I feel that many babies have been saved from abortion in Fort Worth, due to the restrictions put on abortion clinics up to this time. Another factor involved in this later term abortion procedure is that the unborn babies feel pain after 20 weeks of pregnancy. I know that most of you reading this newsletter hurt as much as I do at the thought of a baby being aborted and the suffering of these precious unborn babies is almost more than I can handle. To me, this is an urgent prayer request concerning the expansion of Planned Parenthood’s abortion services in Fort Worth. We invite you to join us in praying for our nation, our state, our city and to put an end to the shedding of innocent blood of the unborn.

His for Life
Polly Isinghood, Exec. Director 

If you would like information on the legislative update. Please make a request by contacting the Center by email or by phone 817-560-2226 and I’d be glad to forward it to you.

Save the Date
The 2012 Pregnancy Help Center Banquet will be held at the new

Cendera Event Center
3600 Benbrook Highway
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
Office: 817.984.6800

October 16
7:00 – 9:00

We’re excited that Chet McDoniel has accepted our invitation to speak at the Pregnancy Help Center annual banquet.

You’ve only got to look at that cheerful and smiling face to know that Chet is an amazing and inspirational speaker.
“My dad even tells that in the delivery room, I was placed in a corner of the room after having the customary post-birth suction done. I was left alone in that corner and for lack of a better way to put it, I was "given a chance to die." That was 29 years ago, but the fact remains that a doctor
made the decision that my life may not be worth living... I obviously didn’t agree with that decision and even in the delivery room, I had a fighting spirit that wouldn’t give in. As a Pro Life Speaker, I try to make sure everyone knows the value of life!”

We are so thankful for our volunteers!  Pray for them as they minister to young women who need help.

Monthly Stats for 2012
Total Clients
Preg. Test
At Risk Pregnancy
Babies Born
At Risk Babies Born
Clients Given Supplies
Class Attendees

Ways to keep up with Pregnancy Help Center news or to contact us:
Polly Isinghood, Director –

If you would prefer to receive newsletters by e-mail, or need to notify us of a change of address, please contact Ann Summerville at

New this year – a Pregnancy Help Center blog where we will post spotlights on our volunteers, current news and events

Telephone – (817) 560-2226
Web Site:
Twitter: @PHCFortWorth
Facebook – Pregnancy Help Center

In a recent article, Jeanne Monahan wrote about the emotional toll that women suffer resulting from an abortion. Here at the Pregnancy Help Center, we give women who are considering an abortion as much information as we have available, and having held post abortion classes here for many years, we are well aware of the downside of an uninformed decision. According to Ms. Monahan's article, a study published by the British Journal of Psychiatry, showed a high percentage of women who have had an abortion are at an increased risk for mental problems.
You can read Jeanne Monahan's article on

Our gratitude goes out to partners of this ministry that have helped in so many ways. 
May God bless all of you for helping us to plant seeds of righteousness.
We are grateful for the loyal churches who have given faithfully each month for several years

In an effort to meet the needs of the community, we want to hear from you:
1.  What would make you want to be involved in the Pregnancy Help Center?
2.  What is the best way to get in touch with you? (E-Mail, Facebook, U.S. Mail)
3.  If you are a volunteer, what is compelling you to help the Center?
4.  What would you like to see new at the Center?
Please send responses to Ann at

Never Too Young to Donate
Kaylee, like all eight year olds was looking forward to her ninth birthday, but instead of gifts she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and requested items she could donate to the Pregnancy Help Center. Kaylee and her sister Madisen (age 5), who also wanted to participate, donated the gifts to our Center for distribution to the precious babies. No one is too young to be a pro life advocate and we thank Kaylee for both unselfishly passing on birthday gifts in order to help others and for letting others know she cares about these babies.

Thank you, Kaylee from all of us at the Pregnancy Help Center. 

Alexander Tsiaras, while Chief of Scientific Visualization at Yale, used new scanning tech-nologies to create images for use by NASA. He has delved into visualizing images of many aspects of the human body and made his from conception to birth images available on You Tube and our blog post Conception to Birth

Supplies needed:
Ink cartridges
Copy paper
Business Cards
File  Folders
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Money for pregnancy tests 
Supplies for sonograms
Hand Sanitizer
Hand and kitchen soap.
Diaper wipes
Diapers (all sizes)
New baby items (to give as gifts to a new mother)
How you can help:

The Pregnancy Help Center is a 501c(3) non-profit organization

Money donations can be made either by mail or in person.

For credit card donations please call
(817) 560-2226

Pregnancy Help Center
7700-A Camp Bowie West
Fort Worth, TX 76116

We have many precious volunteers who are dedicated and tireless in their ministry at the center. Asked what they most enjoy about working at the Center brought many responses:
Debbie Waterman, Parenting Class teacher
Witnessing the blessings bestowed on parents has been exciting for me. Hearing that a parent has learned something new and has been able to apply the teachings of Dr. James Dobson encourages both me and other parents.
Randi Rainwater, RN
I love being able to introduce moms and dads to their babies through sonograms and educate them on how their baby grows throughout the pregnancy. I enjoy being able to use my nursing degree and to minister to women and families at the same time.
Rayvon Walker
Working at the Center gives me a chance to witness to young single girls and give them my testimony to encourage them to make better choices and to choose abstinence.

One hour classes are held at the Pregnancy Help Center. Call (817) 560-2226 for more details.
Mondays starting at 6:00 p.m.
Parenting Classes:
Irresponsibility vs. Defiance
Why Your Child Needs Discipline
Angers vs. Action
Finding the Balance in Discipline
To Spank or Not to Spank
Compliant vs. Defiance
Changing Discipline as your Child Grows Part 1
Changing Discipline as your Child Grows Part 2
Protecting the Spirit
The Strong Willed Adolescent Child Part 1
The Strong Willed Adolescent Child Part 2
The Ultimate Priority
(This class is also available in Spanish)

Saturday mornings (once a month – call for schedule and to pre-register)
Money Matters
Baby Sign Language

New 10 week marriage class – Constructors of the Home
(in Spanish)
August 11 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

The Economic Cost of Abortion
In 1998 Larry Burkett, an author on Christian financial topics, examined the impact of abortion on the economics of the U.S. Life News followed several years later with an article showing the following statements:
·  If only a third of those aborted had started work on their 18th birthday, the demise of Social Security would be put off for decades.
·  Estimated loss in taxes - $202 billion
·  Estimated aborted babies since 1973 – 56Million (the population of Texas and California combined)
·   With the retirement of baby boomers, state governments will face fiscal challenges which would have been alleviated if those 56 Million were alive today.
The mission of the Pregnancy Help Center is to minister to the whole woman by providing for her physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.  It is our goal to offer her hope and wholeness through the Truth of Christ that is shown in our ministry of giving and support.

  • Newsletter layout by Ann Summerville
  • Printing by DJ’s Graphic Design
  • Mailout Processing by Bob and Sunni Fisher
  • Web Page by Scott Beatty
  • Computer Maintenance by Bill Suggs
  • CPA: Sean Finlay
  • Board Members: Larry Randall, Kerry Lundelius, Stan Tillman, Allen Eyler, Dale Stonecipher and Kieffer Vermillion

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