Paid and volunteer members that serve our community with excellence
Joddi-Jay Babcock, MOL
Client Services Coordinator
Think Twice Healthy Relationships Director
Dr. Ted Palmatier, MD
Renee Schut, LPN
Kim Coleman, RDMS
Craig Whittlesey, MD
Since 1985 Life Choices has provided free supportive services to women facing unplanned pregnancies. In 2008 Life Choices became a life-affirming pregnancy medical center operating under the license of a Washington State physician, offering medical quality pregnancy testing, early ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy, and information on pregnancy options. In an effort to address problems associated with pregnancy decisions, they established a family support program to provide mentoring, incentive-based pregnancy and parenting classes, and The Baby Boutique. Increasing our services to focus on sexual health, Life Choices started providing testing and treatment in 2013 for the most commonly occurring sexual transmitted infections in the Yakima Valley. Additionally, the Think Twice Healthy Relationships program has sought to reduce teen pregnancy since 2015 by educating students to make smart choices aimed at a better future. Our Think Twice program reaches nearly 1,000 students annually. Life Choices serves approximately 1,000 families in center each year, serving over 35,000 families to date.
~that there is a purpose and plan for every child that is conceived.
~in the sacredness of life from conception to natural death; human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage of condition.
~that we are called to defend, protect, and value ALL human life.
~that abortion hurts women, men, and society.
~that no woman should feel pressure to abort her pre-born child.
~that women deserve a safe pregnancy medical clinic that will not profit from the reproductive choices they make.
~that waiting until marriage to have sexual intimacy and remaining sexually faithful after marriage builds strong families and communities.
~students are valuable and worth being educated about the healthiest sexual choices and given the tools for success.
Life Choices is pleased to be affiliated with CareNet, Heartbeat International, Abortion Pill Reversal, and NIFLA.
Board of Directors
Charlie Ballard, Board Member
Autumn Bernier, Board Co-Chair
Rinda Darden, Board Secretary
Dr. Bill Kroner, Board Member
Mike Saunders, Board Treasurer
Molly Taylor, Board Co-Chair
Glenda Abercrombie, ARNP, Toni Ballard, Theresa Blankenship, Sherry Dawson, RN, Mario Estrada, Kristen Kellett, Dr. Rev. Jeannie Lowell, Doug Smith, Joyce Savage, Janene Westbay.
Think Twice Healthy Relationships Team
Tracey Baxter, Bryan Brubaker, Ligia Brubaker, Kala Johnston, Marina Paredes, Jordan Sargent, Yazmin Zepeda.
Medical Advisory Team
David Barlow, RN/CC, Dr. Ross Bethel, Dr. Rachelle Sanjuan Chavez, Dr. Carlin Miller, Dr. Linda Seaman, Dr. Victor Sharpe, Dr. Anita Showalter, Shereen Stocker, ARNP.
(C) 2020, Friends of Life Choices of Yakima (LCY)