Sav-A-Life stats show ‘great year’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 24, 2015

Despite closing the Florala Sav-A-Life branch in May, statistics show women are still coming to the Andalusia pregnancy resource center.

Sav-A-Life is a non-denominational Christian ministry that promotes a culture of life, health and morality. Locally, the ministry provides pregnancy testing, counseling and other services for expectant mothers.

In Florala, which closed its doors in May, 37 client visits were made in 37 and three from January until May.

And only one pregnancy test was given from January until May, while three were given the entire 2017.

Sav-A-Life secretary Jan White said the decision to close the facility was based on not seeing enough clients come through the doors.

“We looked and we have people coming to the Andalusia location from Florala,” she said. “Andalusia is having a great year, though.”

The Sav-A-Life location in Florala opened in 2012.

The facility was opened one day per week.

Last year, the organization had 950 client visits, and year to date 468 client visits have been made in Andalusia.

The number of Bible studies participants looks to be growing, with 536 year to date, compared to 575 for all of 2014.

Eighteen babies have been born this year so far and 29 were born last year, through the program.

There have been no decisions for Christ, compared to four in 2014.

Six abortion-vulnerable have come through the door compared to 12 for all of 2014.

Three people have changed their minds, while eight total changed their minds in 2014.

Some 135 new clients have made their way through the doors, while 261 came through in all of 2014.

Officials have administered 182 pregnancy tests thus far, compared to 407 for all of 2014.