Christmas for the Preborn
Christmas for the Preborn, a one-hour ceremony of song and prayer, fellowship, hot apple cider, and cookies, which commemorates the lives of preborn babies lost through elective abortion, is held each year, during the Advent season in front of the Women's Med Center abortion mill at 1401 East Stroop Road in Kettering.
During the hour-long event, highlighted by young people reading the Christmas story from the Book of Luke, we mourn the loss of the brief lives of those who were aborted during the year and we honor them and reflect on our loss, because they would have touched us and others in their own special way. And in the sad almost half-century of legalalized abortion, we're already missing generations of babies that would have been born to those who were lost through elective abortion.
In addition, we celebrate life with gifts, which are distributed to local women's resource and support centers. Each year we ask people to donate disposable diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6 and baby wipes as gifts. We estimate that local support centers distribute over 100,000 diapers a year, and demand keeps growing. These centers do a marvelous job for women in crisis situations and provide a variety of services, including free pregnancy tests, counseling, maternity and baby clothing, post-abortion support, ultrasounds, support classes, parent training, referrals for community resources, and medical and social services. They rely on private donations and deserve all the support we can give them.
Support and resource centers receiving the donations include:
Thanks to your efforts, in 2020 we were able to collect and distribute over 17,000 diapers to the women support centers. We had a good turnout for our 2021 event on Dec. 15th, aided by unseasonably warm weather, with thousands of diapers donated. When we get the final count in January, we'll e-mail the results to donars and post the number here.
Miami Valley Women's Center (with centers in Kettering, Huber Heights, Trotwood, North Dayton, and Xenia),
Elizabeth New Life Center (with centers in Dayton, Kettering, Lebanon, Sharonville, Cincinnati, and Sydney),
Dayton Right to Life Society (includes a women's material resource center).
Diapers and donations can be delivered anytime week-days through the first week of January, from 8 a.m. through mid-afternoon at the abortion mill at 1401 East Stroop Rd. In many cases, money donations work better than actual diapers because we can shop for sales prices, volume discounts, and special promotions.
Gathering diapers for the women support centers is ideal for school public service outreach or for church-based youth outreach programs. In addition, school and church choirs, instrumentalists and soloists are encouraged to participate in the program. Let us know if you are interested in participating in the 2022 program.
Also check out The Pro-Life Action League's Peace in the Womb program. They are encouraging caroling events at local abortion centers throughout the country and have all kinds of helpful ideas and information at their webpage.
From past programs ...
Delivering your gifts: One of several of the station-wagon loads of diapers headed for local women's support centers.