Woman gives thanks to crisis pregnancy center

One teenager who was considering an abortion went to a crisis pregnancy center by accident when seeking an abortion clinic. She was convinced to have her baby. She was later very grateful for her misunderstanding and praised the crisis pregnancy center for its website that did not openly reveal it was pro-life. She tells her story:

“When the test came back positive, my heart dropped and my mind went straight to the thought of abortion. I was 18 when I found out I was pregnant with Jake. I was confused, scared, broken, and worried about disappointing my family…

I felt as if I had nowhere to run, until I came across a pregnancy center website while searching for abortion clinics. They tell me that these pregnancy centers often work hard in not disclosing their pro-life agenda, knowing that would deter their potential clients. I sure am glad…

I was afraid of my future and that I wouldn’t be able to raise Jake the way he should be raised. They encouraged me to have an ultrasound done to see how far along the pregnancy was. Throughout the ultrasound, the nurse was educating me on the development of the baby and how each week something different occurs. Reality set in when I saw the small, egg -like figure and that I was close to five weeks.… The baby’s heartbeat was already well developed.…

She still had a few doubts, but after the pregnancy center talked to her and gave her a gift bag. She decided to have her baby

“I returned home with enough courage to tell my parents about my pregnancy. To my surprise, they were overly supportive of me keeping little Jake. Without the support of the pregnancy center and my wonderful parents, I’m afraid to say what might have happened to my son. Jake is surrounded by people who love him, and I am truly thankful for that.

I am now blessed with my beautiful baby boy and a wonderful, supportive boyfriend who does everything to make sure we are taking care of. My life couldn’t be more complete.… Of course, it’s hard to be a young parent, and I do lose a lot of sleep. But every moment of lost sleep is made up for when Jake gets a big toothless grin!…

I am so thankful to have come across that rather intriguing pregnancy center website. They were so positive, and I never felt abandoned. They are resourceful and offer great opportunities for young moms like me, as well as classes to help dads become better dads. I am so grateful they opened my eyes and gave me the courage to continue my pregnancy.”

Mike G Williams Thank You for Saving My Life (2016) 107 – 111

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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