Devon’s heart raced as she sat in the waiting room of the local pregnancy center, her palms moist with anxiety.

At 16 years old, her life had taken an unexpected turn.

About 10 weeks pregnant, she found herself at a crossroads – with her grandmother actively seeking an abortion for her.

Neither Devon nor her boyfriend wanted an abortion – but her grandmother insisted.

To quash the arguments, Devon’s grandmother searched online for an abortion facility that could “get the job done quickly”.

Thanks to your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS (On-demand Alternatives to Abortion SYStem) Emergency Response ads, the family was connected with OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Jacksonville, Florida instead.

Devon’s grandmother presented abortion as “the only viable option”.

But Devon, even as a teenager, possessed a remarkable strength that was soon to be revealed at her first appointment at the center.

Shortly after arriving for the appointment, Devon was greeted by a warm and knowledgeable client advocate.

In tears, Devon confessed that her mother, now in rehab, would also be compelling her to have an abortion if she found out about the pregnancy.

In her heart, Devon didn’t want an abortion…

But how could she go against her grandmother’s insistence?

 And what about her mother…?

The knowledge Devon subsequently gained about the realities and risks of abortion during her visit and ultrasound left her bewildered and undecided.

Hope glimmered when Devon returned to the center the following week, hand in hand with her boyfriend.

Their hearts were filled with determination and newfound courage.

Devon revealed that they had talked extensively about the information she had gleaned from her previous visit, and together, the young couple had made a resolute decision: they were going to continue the pr