Jordan was 19 years old and had just found out she was pregnant.
She had “no idea who the father was…,” her mother was not supportive of the pregnancy, and she was feeling overwhelmed and scared.
Being a single mother seemed like “an impossible task.”
She was determined to get an abortion.
Shortly after the shock began to wear off, Jordan 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, she was connected with OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in San Antonio, Texas instead.
When she called the center, not realizing that abortion was now illegal in Texas, she asked for a surgical abortion.
The hotline intake coordinator suggested that the first step in considering her options would be to come in for a free ultrasound to assess if the pregnancy was viable and how far along she was if so.
Jordan, abortion-focused and not wanting to “lose time,” agreed to an appointment.
She decided to bring her best friend along for support.
When the ultrasound began, Jordan refused to look at the screen.
Within moments, her best friend exclaimed through a gasp, “Wow! That’s a… baby…”
Jordan was emotional and tearful.
Her friend held her hand tightly, striving to help give her courage.
As the ultrasound continued, Jordan’s friend described to Jordan in depth what she saw on the screen, but Jordan still refused to look for herself.
Finally, after what felt like “forever,” the ultrasound was finished.
Jordan, still feeling overwhelmed, did not want to discuss anything with her client advocate beyond learning that she was 12 weeks pregnant.
As they left the center, Jordan’s friend asked her if she had seen the baby on the ultrasound.
She stated that she hadn’t.
In the days immediately following, her friend stayed by her side, helping her to absorb her circumstances, including how far along she already was.
Upon learning that getting an abortion was not a legal option in Texas, she considered traveling out of state.
The logistics seemed complicated.
To her client advocate at the pregnancy center’s great joy, Jordan soon called to inform her that her best friend’s support and encouragement to embrace her new motherhood of this precious baby she’d so clearly seen on the ultrasound screen had helped convince her to reject pursuing an out-of-state abortion and to keep her baby, with a plan to parent.
She shared that she felt relieved – and was actually looking forward to the future!
When they returned for a second ultrasound, this time, Jordan couldn’t take her eyes off of the screen as she beheld the wonder of the new life growing inside.
The center staff pledged their support to walk alongside her throughout her pregnancy and beyond, to which she expressed her gratitude.
Praise be to God!
And thank you for the critical role you played as Jordan’s and her little one’s first line of defense against abortion!
John 15:12-13: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”