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Over 160 people attended Thursday night's annual fund-raising banquet of the Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.


Following dinner, the center's Executive Director Cathy Coker, shared with the gathering, a report on the Center's activities in the past 12 months. The Center provided services to some 90 men and women in 525 visits, and as a result of the Center's efforts, 23 new babies were born.

The Center also provides options counseling, referrals for medical and community services, a post-abortion recovery and support program, abstinence education, and fatherhood classes.


Guest speaker was Abby Johnson, who after 8 years working at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, resigned and walked out of the clinic after a change of heart while participating in an ultrasound-guided abortion procedure. Johnson told the Loving Arms gathering that after the agency wanted to double the abortion quota, she began to question the organization she was working at.

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Today, Johnson travels the country sharing her story and motivating others to continue the pro-life fight.

Loving Arms is located at 500 North Walnut in Taylorville.

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