Head Knowledge vs. Heart Knowledge: Amber’s Story

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Oftentimes, a woman chooses abortion not because she has no Christian beliefs; rather, the shame of a pregnancy out of wedlock is intensified against the backdrop of her Christian community and beliefs, which presents a main factor driving her abortion decision. Amber instinctively knew she was pregnant even before she had her pregnancy confirmed – although her mind was in …

My Body, My Choice? Destiny’s Story

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When the father of a preborn child wants his baby to live, but his girlfriend decides to get an abortion, he is powerless in protecting the life of his child because the law maintains it is “her body, her choice” – the “power of ‘choice’” is legally hers and hers alone. This was the conundrum in which Destiny’s boyfriend found …

A Tender Mercy: Bianca’s Story

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Happy endings sometimes come with twists and turns. In Bianca’s case, her “happy ending” differed from what we normally expect in a save story. Bianca had grown up in a dysfunctional family and her relationship with her mom was, at best, contentious. Her mother’s boyfriends would frequently take an interest in Bianca, inciting her mother’s jealousy. Bianca and her two-year-old …

Today’s Save Story: Savannah

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Savannah looked at the pregnancy test in her hands. Two lines. Pregnant. Again. The words of her boyfriend rang in Savannah’s mind: “I’m out of here if you get pregnant. You can deal with it on your own.” “Momma, Momma, are you in there?” It was Savannah’s son, and his plaintive voice and knocks on the bathroom door snapped her …

Today’s Save Story: Margaret

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“Margaret, you cannot be serious! You cannot keep this baby! You have to have an abortion!” Margaret was utterly crushed. Her parents’ words had cut her to the heart. A young college student, and still highly reliant on her family, Margaret felt like their decision about her unexpected pregnancy had to be her decision. Even so, Margaret had always thought …