Ava had envisioned her summer filled with the carefree laughter of high school pool parties and the camaraderie of summer camps.
She couldn’t wait to soak up the sun and create unforgettable memories with her friends.
But when the ominous, double line on the pregnancy test appeared just a few days after her missed period, her world shifted dramatically.
Her heart pounding, she immediately shared the news with her boyfriend Ethan.
They both believed that an early abortion seemed like “their best course of action”.
Ava had heard from her friends that a “medication abortion” was akin to “taking a couple of Tylenol to start your period and then you’re not pregnant anymore.”
It sounded “simple enough”, and they began searching online for an abortion facility.
Thanks to your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS (On-demand Alternatives to Abortion SYStem) Emergency Response ads, they were connected with OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Phoenix, Arizona instead.
Feeling a mix of confusion and desperation, Ethan made an appointment for the following day.
Ava’s anxiety was palpable as they entered the center.
They were greeted by a kind client advocate, Susan, who welcomed them with a reassuring smile.
Ava hesitated, but then explained that she had no intention of revealing the unexpected pregnancy to her mother.
Susan listened empathetically, understanding the complexity of Ava’s situation.
She gently encouraged Ava to get an ultrasound to determine how far along she was.
The ultrasound revealed that Ava was five weeks and six days pregnant.
As they continued to talk, Ava admitted that she was undecided, but leaning towards abortion.
She expressed her concerns about the procedure, fearing the unknown.
Susan, still offering unwavering support, recommended that Ava share the news of her pregnancy with her family.
Taking Susan’s advice to heart, Ava decided to confide in her mother.
To her surprise, her mother’s response was one of unexpected support.
She assured Ava that she would stand by her side as long as she remained committed to completing her education.
With the weight of secrecy lifted, Ava returned to the pregnancy center for a second appointment, now accompanied by her mother.
Susan welcomed them warmly once again.
Ava announced her decision to reject the abortion option and choose motherhood, with the understanding that it would be a challenging journey, but one she was willing to undertake.
As the summer unfolded, Ava’s plans shifted once more.
While she was not attending pool parties and summer camps as she had initially anticipated, she was embarking on a far more profound and life-changing journey – the journey of motherhood, supported by the unwavering love of her family.
And she knew, with the steadfast guidance of the pregnancy center and her newfound strength, she could face whatever challenges lay ahead.
Praise be to God!
And thank you for the critical role you played helping connect Ava to Susan and our life-empowering pregnancy help center partner through your support of OAASYS!
You are heroic!
Proverbs 16:9: Man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.