‘Babies Lives Matter’ Rally Set For Today

Pictured is Jessie Bailey Andersen, the new director of Options Care Center.

SINCLAIRVILLE — A “Babies Lives Matter” rally will be held at 6 p.m. today, at Park United Methodist Church, Sinclairville.

The purpose of the gathering is to mobilize and motivate the pro-life communityin response to the legislation passed in New York earlier this year.

Brief videos during the event will include Kirsten Watson, wife of professional football player, Benjamin Watson, who gives a pro-life response to the slogan “My Body, My Choice.”

Featured will be Jessie Andersen, newly appointed executive director of the Options Care Center in Jamestown.

“I’m excited and privileged to be on board with this ministry,” Andersen said. “I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking for a job, but when God says to move, we must be obedient.”

Joining her as well will be Kelly Wittenbrook, Options Care Center board president. Options Care Center was formerly known as Choose Life of Jamestown.

“We are excited at what is happening at OCC,” Wittenbrook said. “We have a new executive director, Jessie Andersen, who comes to us with a heart to serve the women of Chautauqua County. We are currently undergoing renovations and anticipate reopening this fall offering ultrasound services and many other pregnancy resources.”

Wittenbrook said she is appreciative of the donors and supporters “in many different ways” who “keep the ministry going.”

There will be an offering taken to raise the money necessary for capital campaign projects, including the purchase of a sonogram machine. There will also be time set aside for worship in song. A time of prayer for the ministry of Options Care and others who sense a call to assist pregnant women, to help men be involved and to be a voice for the unborn will finish out the evening. Sponsoring the event is the Sophie Scholl Society. It is a society that draws on Biblical theology, history and philosophy to speak into and influence the public square, patterned after Sophie Scholl, who stood up with others in Germany against the Nazis through the White Rose Society.