Emilia had come to Florida to pursue a nursing degree at the University of South Tampa.
Her two young children were back home in Colombia with her mother while Emilia pursued a career that she hoped would be their path to a brighter future.
While she was stateside, she threw herself into her studies – and she also threw herself into a relationship.
Temporarily “leaving behind the life of a mother” had left her feeling lonely.
Within months, she was pregnant.
Friends in the nursing school told her about “how easy it would be” to have an abortion.
After all, the United States has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world – as extreme as the likes of China and North Korea.
These same friends also informed her that a medication abortion tends to be much more affordable than a surgical abortion.
When Emilia mentioned the prospect of an abortion to her boyfriend, he quickly affirmed the idea.
He was already paying child support for the children he’d fathered with a previous partner.
Abortion seemed like “the easiest way out”.
The couple began looking online for an abortion facility.
Thanks to your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ads, they were connected with OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Tampa, Florida instead.
Emilia made an appointment to be seen.
At the center, she explained that having a baby would “significantly hinder her studies.”
She asked for a prescription for a chemical abortion as soon as possible.
Her client advocate sat down with her,walked through the risks, and presented the alternatives to abortion.
When discussing adoption as a possible option, Emilia dismissed the idea promptly.
She agreed to return the next day for a free ultrasound to see if her pregnancy qualified as “early enough” for her to be a candidate for the abortion RU-486 regimen.
Emilia returned, along with her boyfriend.
Their spirits were somber.
They watched the ultrasound screen as their tiny baby squirmed.
Emilia was merely seven weeks along.
The couple didn’t want to talk any further, and got up to leave.
Their client advocate handed Emilia information on abortion pill reversal as she exited the building.
The next morning, the pregnancy center answered a call from an unknown number.
It was Emilia!
She shared the news that the couple was choosing to continue the pregnancy and parent their baby.
A lot of questions remained unanswered about the future, but the most important question was resolved:
This precious baby would LIVE!
Praise be to God!
Romans 12:21: “Do not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”