Bianca was 23 years old when she found herself facing an unexpected and life-changing situation.
Earlier that year, she’d made the decision to get a medication abortion when she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant.
To her surprise, she was still experiencing “unfamiliar symptoms” months later.
Filled with uncertainty and fear, she began searching online for information about healing after an abortion.
Thanks to your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS (On-demand Alternatives to Abortion SYStem) Emergency Response ads, she was connected with OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Phoenix, Arizona.
On the other end of the line, a compassionate voice welcomed Bianca and listened intently to her concerns.
Bianca explained that she had taken the abortion pills, but hadn’t experienced her period as she expected.
She felt anxious and overwhelmed by the symptoms she was experiencing after the abortion and was unsure if they were normal.
Her client advocate assured Bianca that she had come to the right place and offered to schedule an appointment for her to come in for an examination, and to receive the care and guidance she deserved, regardless of her situation.
When she arrived at the center, she was greeted warmly by the staff.
With a heavy heart, she explained her situation again, feeling a mix of emotions.
Her client advocate, recognizing Bianca’s need for answers, suggested that they start with a pregnancy test.
The results were shocking: they showed that Bianca was pregnant.
After taking the abortion pills months earlier and thinking she’d had an abortion?
As she experienced a rush of emotions, Bianca was next offered an ultrasound.
As the image appeared on the screen, she gasped in disbelief and tears welled up in her eyes.
At 21 weeks and 3 days, she saw her baby for the first time – tiny, yet undeniably human.
Overwhelmed by the connection she felt as she looked at her child on the screen, Bianca knew at that moment, deep down, that she couldn’t go through with an attempted abortion a second time.
She’d been given a second chance at motherhood, and her baby a second chance at life.
Pivoting, with a newfound determination to be the best mother she could be, Bianca not only chose life for her baby, but eagerly enrolled in parenting preparation classes.
She knew she had much to learn and wanted to provide all the love and care her child deserved.
Additionally, she made an appointment to start prenatal care later in the week.
It was essential to her that she take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a bright future for her child.
While the journey ahead was uncertain, Bianca knew she was no longer alone.
As the weeks passed, her bond with her baby grew stronger, and with the help of the center, she learned to embrace the challenges and joys of impending motherhood.
Through the ups and downs, she discovered an unbreakable love and an unyielding determination to be the best mother possible.
Praise be to God!
And thank you for your support of OAASYS, making Bianca’s life-empowering connection with our partner center possible!
Lamentations 3:22: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.