Alyssa and her husband Brandon were married two months when Alyssa found out she was pregnant.
She was 22 years old and had a full-time job as an administrative assistant while Brandon worked in retail.
They enjoyed their simple, low-stress jobs, even though they weren’t making a lot of money.
In their minds, the simplicity was worth it for the extra time spent together.
The couple’s plan was to have children in about five years, so the prospect of becoming a mother at a much younger age seemed overwhelming to Alyssa.
She believed she couldn’t afford to parent her baby, and she hesitated to relinquish the carefree lifestyle she and her husband enjoyed.
Together, the couple decided that abortion was “their best option.”
Later that day, Alyssa 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 Phoenix, Arizona instead.
She made an appointment to be seen.
When she arrived at the center, accompanied by Brandon, she was greeted by a warm and welcoming staff.
They provided her with education about her options and information about valuable resources available to help support her through her pregnancy and beyond, including help with medical care, birthing and parenting classes, and financial assistance.
This unexpected experience of care, compassion, and total wraparound support gave both Alyssa and Brandon the hope and courage they needed to overcome their fears and the cultural lie that abortion was “a good or legitimate option”.
Empowered with the truth, and encouraged by their client advocates that they were beautiful parents and could provide their child with a safe and loving home, they made the decision to continue the pregnancy and parent their baby.
When they made their way into the sonogram room, their decision for life was reinforced when they saw their nine-week-old, perfectly formed baby on the sonogram screen.
Upon leaving, the couple was filled with joy and excitement.
Alyssa was so grateful for the pregnancy center and the compassionate staff who had helped her understand all her options, including learning the truth about the physical and psychological risks of abortion.
She knew that she’d made the right decision for her family and was thankful for the support she received.
Thank you for the critical role you played helping to be the first line of defense for Alyssa and Brandon and their precious, innocent preborn baby against the lies of the abortion industry as she began her online search to find an abortion facility.
You are heroic!
1 Timothy 4:12: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.