Sandra was a single mother of a seven-year-old boy.

She didn’t enjoy a luxurious life, but she worked hard to support her son and was happy with the life she had created for them.

When she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant, she was immediately filled with fear and confusion.

She “had no idea” how she “could possibly take care of another child,” especially as a single parent.

Her ex-husband paid a little bit of child support, but other than that, he wasn’t in their lives, and the emotional and financial burden of parenthood fell mostly to Sandra.

The father of the baby made it clear to Sandra that he wanted to keep the baby, but that the decision “was ultimately up to her.”

She knew that if she chose to have the baby, she would have to find a way to “make it all work.”

But she felt overwhelmed by the responsibility and scared that she wouldn’t be able to provide the kind of life she wanted for her children.

Would they struggle…?

Sandra considered herself “spiritual”.

After a lot of prayer and contemplation, still feeling uncertain and confused, Sandra decided to pursue an abortion.

When her boyfriend affirmed her decision, she began searching online for an abortion facility.

Thanks to your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ads, she was connected with OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Phoenix, Arizona instead, and made an appointment.

When Sandra arrived at the center, she talked to the counselors and asked them to help her understand her options.

She shared that she believed God wanted her to “do what was best for her” – and she believed that meant getting an abortion.

It just “made more sense.”

Without hesitating, her client advocate responded, “Do you think God also wants what’s best for your baby?”

Sandra nodded.

Of course abortion was not “best for her baby” – and she knew that.

She was grateful for the hard questions posed by her client advocate that eventually helped her see this truth: God not only loves her, but also loves her baby – and wants what’s best for both of them.

The conversation continued.

The client advocate explained that God is a God of love and mercy, and He will always help us through hard times.

With this new perspective, Sandra decided to parent her baby instead of getting an abortion.

She knew the road ahead would be difficult, but with faith and determination, she was sure she could “make it work.”

She was determined to give her children the best life possible.

With her newfound confidence, Sandra began preparing for the arrival of her new baby.

She knew that no matter what challenges lay ahead that she had made the right decision – for herself and for her baby.

Praise God!

And thank you for the critical role you played in helping rewrite Sandra’s story for LIFE over death!

Isaiah 41:10: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.