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Pregnancy Center in Tennessee Burglarized on Christmas Day

by Steven Ertelt | Columbia, TN | LifeNews.com | 1/2/13 1:47 PM

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A pregnancy center in Tennessee that helps pregnant women find abortion alternatives was burglarized on Christmas Day. Local police are working to try to catch the thieves who broke into the Pregnancy Center of Middle Tennessee.

From a local news report on the incident:

For nearly two decades, the nonprofit center has helped pregnant women and new moms by providing baby supplies, clothing, free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and counseling. Last week, thieves broke in and nearly wiped them out. In addition to girl’s baby clothes, diapers, a crib and stroller, the burglars also took a laptop, furniture and art.

The center’s director doesn’t think it was a random act. She believes the thieves had been to the center before, knew exactly what they wanted and where to find it.

“It was just a little too specific which makes me think it’s someone who has been here,” Executive Director Victoria Koloff said.

The burglary has left the center in a critical situation without the necessary supplies and baby needs that are important to providing pregnant mothers with the support they need to overcome the financial and other challenges that may accompany an unplanned pregnancy.

LifeNews encourages readers to donate to support the center by going to http://www.pregnancycentercolumbia.org/Donate.html and anyone locally can drop off donations of baby items at 704 Dunnington Street in Columbia. Anyone with information about the incident that could help police solve the crime should call 931-388-2727.

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“In April of 1994, the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Columbia held it’s Grand Opening and first annual Walk for Life. This was a culmination of over a year of prayer and work by a group of believers led by Cynthia Leach as organizer. These Columbia citizens felt that as representatives of Jesus Christ they must offer love, truth and support to those most vulnerable to the tragedy of abortion – the mothers and their unborn babies,” the center says about itself. “In 2008, in an effort to better serve the community by emphasizing ministry to men and families as well, the name changed once again to  Pregnancy Center of Columbia. Also that year, the center purchased and moved to their current location at 704 Dunnington Street.”

“In an effort to expand our area of service we are currently in the process of opening a branch in Spring Hill, TN. We will be operating under the name Pregnancy Centers of Middle Tennessee to reflect this change,” it adds. “Though changes in name, location, and leadership have been a part of our history, in the last eighteen years of service, the mission and vision has remained the same and hundreds of families have been touched with the love of Christ.”