Sanctity Restored: Liesel ~ A Save Story from Dallas, Texas

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It is no secret that the divorce rate in our country is one of the highest in the world.

What if the dissolution of a marriage meant the death of a preborn baby by abortion?

Going through her recent divorce had been heart wrenching for Liesel.

She had always expected marriage to be a “happily ever after,” but… it was not to be.

Devastated and stressed from dealing with both the divorce proceedings and an overwhelming financial burden, she had a one-night stand.

In the midst of this storm, she found herself pregnant.

How could she bring a baby into this mess?

Abortion seemed to be her only option.


In the Dallas community where Liesel lived, it was common knowledge where she could get an abortion.

She began to feel unsure about what to do.

So many things were swirling in her mind and she desperately needed clarity.

Did she have options…?

She called the abortion facility.

They made it clear that “just to talk” was not one of the services they offered, but, they would be happy to provide her with the abortion as soon as she made up her mind. Turning to Google, Liesel typed “pregnancy help” – and instantly found Heroic Media’s OAASYS ad, connecting her with our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Dallas.

To Liesel’s relief, the pregnancy center staff member on the hotline was warm and compassionate, assuring Liesel that their center would be happy to counsel her about ALL of her options.

The center counselor’s warmth and demeanor made a critical difference for Liesel, which proved to be both life-giving and life-changing.

Liesel felt the freedom to share about her situation – including the affair she’d had, calling into question the paternity of her baby – without fear of judgment or condemnation.

She conveyed that the choices she had made, and her failed marriage, had stripped her of her self-respect.

However, the love of Christ poured into her through the center counselor helped her realize her inherent worth.

In the process, the sanctity of the life of her innocent baby became tangibly apparent to Liesel.

She realized that neither her circumstances, nor the paternity of her baby, justified an abortion.

The ultrasound she received at the center further cemented the reality of her baby’s life.

Empowered by love, compassion, and truth, Liesel made the firm decision for LIFE!

Your support of Heroic Media enabled this precious mother to embrace the sanctity of her precious baby’s life, and restored to her the sanctity of her own life – thereby saving both!

THANK YOU and God bless you!

Psalms 23:3: “He restores my soul. He leads me on paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo is Heroic Media's Director of Pregnancy Center Training. A graduate of Brown University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling, Elaine has been actively involved in pregnancy center ministry for the past 15 years, during which she served as the Executive Director of pregnancy medical centers in Boston and Philadelphia. Elaine joined the Heroic Media team in July 2014. One of her main passions is to help equip Pregnancy Help Centers to increase their outreach to individuals at risk for abortion and to be the first responders in an unexpected pregnancy. Elaine and her husband, Chris, reside in Virginia with their three young children.

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