Save A Mother, Save Her Child: Meredith – A Save Story from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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The life of every preborn baby has sanctity because it is created by God.

More than that, his mother is made in the image of God, and her life has sanctity as well!

Any chance we have to help her choose life must begin with showing her how precious she is to her Creator so she can grasp the sanctity of her child’s life.

She needs to know that her life matters before the life of her child can matter to her.

Meredith, a single mother already, was in a rough season.

She was constantly scrambling to make ends meet and to provide for herself and her child.

She also had a history of mental health struggles.

Even though her boyfriend was supportive of her continuing with the pregnancy,

Meredith could not see past the stress of her current circumstances.

Moreover, everyone who knew about the pregnancy seemed excited about the baby – but not once did anyone ask Meredith how she felt.

If anything, being pregnant had made her feel invisible, with everyone’s overriding concern seeming to be about her baby rather than about her.

Overwhelmed and feeling conflicted on every level, Meredith Googled both “abortion options” and “pregnancy help” – search terms which automatically triggered Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad to appear at the top of her search results!

Meredith clicked on the ad and was instantly connected with our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Baton Rouge.

During her appointment at the pregnancy center, Meredith poured out her heart to her client advocate.

For the first time in a very long time, she experienced empathy and the satisfaction that she was truly being listened to.

In her words: “Never before have I felt such support from people outside my family!”

Experiencing such depth of compassion and care caused Meredith to rethink her decision to have an abortion.

Being cared for in such a way herself made her realize that she had the ability to care for her baby.

Newly empowered, Meredith made the firm decision for LIFE!

Your support of Heroic Media achieved so much more than simply REACHING Meredith with the OAASYS ad she needed in her time of experiencing crisis.

You helped CONNECT Meredith with the critical, life-changing and life-saving support she needed to be empowered to choose life for her baby.


John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you.
I do not give peace to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”

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 Pennsylvania with their three young children.

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