Today’s Save Story: Iliana

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“Iliana, we will get this taken care of for you. Don’t worry about the cost. I will pay for it.”

17-year-old Iliana sat quietly on the couch, listening to her dad.

A part of her felt relieved that she was not going to have to pay for this abortion.

Even so, she could not help but think that there had to be another option.

Another choice.

She quickly gathered her thoughts and got right to the task in front of her: booking her abortion appointment.

She pulled out her phone and conducted a Google search looking for an abortion near her.

Iliana clicked on the first link she saw, an ad placed by Heroic Media.

Iliana connected with our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Jacksonville, Florida and made an appointment.

When Iliana came to the center, she sat down with her pregnancy counselor and they began to discuss why she was wanting to choose abortion.

Iliana shared that she felt that she had “her whole life ahead of her” and becoming a mom at such a young age would ruin her future.

Besides this, the father of the baby wanted nothing to do with her, and her own father had said he would pay for the abortion.

The counselor asked Iliana if she wanted to see the baby on an ultrasound.

Iliana agreed.

What she saw next changed everything.

Iliana saw her beautiful 16-week-old baby!

She could not believe how well formed this tiny little person was.

Iliana asked the counselor if there was any other option to consider besides parenting.

After discussing her choices, Iliana bravely decided to make an adoption plan for her sweet little one!

Thank God for her incredible bravery and her sacrificial love!

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have in mind for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

(Note: The ultrasound image above is the actual image of Iliana’s 16-week-old baby)

Abigail Borah
Involved in the pro-life movement since her days as an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, Abigail joined the Heroic Media team in May 2018. Having experienced an unexpected pregnancy herself, Abigail knows first-hand how necessary it is for women to have awareness of and access to the compassionate care and real help found at life-affirming Pregnancy Help Centers. Abigail’s son Gabriel is now three years old and the light of Abigail’s life! Abigail graduated with honors from UT-Austin in 2015 with a degree in Religion and History. Prior to joining Heroic Media, Abigail gained experience working in the trenches of the pro-life movement in a pregnancy help center and as a sidewalk counselor through her work at the St. John Paul II Life Center and the Central Texas Coalition for Life and speaking at churches, youth groups, fundraising events and on radio talk shows. Abigail and her son reside in Dripping Springs and are parishioners of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.
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