18-year-old Malia had one goal in mind: graduate from high school!
She had worked so hard and had overcome so much, and was now closer than ever to achieving that goal.
But then she found out she was pregnant.
And that one goal suddenly… seemed… out of reach.
Malia talked to her boyfriend, and they decided together that abortion had to be their only option.
Malia pulled out her phone and searched for abortion information.
She clicked on the first link that popped up on her Google search: a Heroic Media ad.
The ad connected Malia with Heroic Media’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she made an appointment.
Upon arrival, Malia’s mind was set on abortion.
She told the counselor about the many difficult circumstances she had faced in her short life and how she did not want to bring a baby into this struggle until she was older and felt more prepared.
The counselor listened with compassion and care to everything Malia said, and made sure to remind Malia that this lifetime of overcoming had already proved how strong and capable Malia truly was.
As compelling and impactful as the counselor’s words were, it was not until Malia saw the ultrasound of her baby that her mind and her heart completely changed.
She looked in total awe, her eyes mesmerized by the perfect 9week-old baby who appeared on the ultrasound screen.
She delighted in the tiny arms and toes, and was stunned by the heartbeat.
Malia told the counselor that seeing her baby on the ultrasound had changed everything, and abortion was off the table.
The truth of LIFE had shined its bright light into her heart.
Malia has now embraced her motherhood, empowered by love and emboldened by truth.
Praise God for her courage!
Matthew 4:16: “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”