Today’s Save Story: Maria

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Maria felt exhausted.

She had not experienced this kind of nausea since she was pregnant with her youngest daughter, almost ten years ago.

She wondered if it was simply stress.

The possibility of pregnancy seemed too difficult to even consider.

The past few weeks had seemed like total chaos.

Maria’s alcoholic husband had left her and their children.

One part of Maria felt a sense of relief that she and her children would no longer be subject to the fear and anxiety caused by his addiction.

Another part of her was deeply overwhelmed by the thought of raising her three children, two pre-teens and one nine-year-old, on her own.

Weeks passed, and the nausea remained.

Maria finally decided to buy a pregnancy test.

She watched as the test began to clearly read “positive.”

The only emotion Maria could feel was dread.

She threw away the test and picked up her phone, searching Google for abortion information.

Maria clicked on a Heroic Media ad, connected to our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Los Angeles, and made an appointment.

Maria walked into her appointment determined to get an abortion.

She sat down with her counselor and began sharing everything.

She unveiled the pain of her husband’s alcoholism and the deep fear that she would not be able to provide for her three children.

Having a newborn seemed like adding an impossible situation on top of an already-impossible situation.

The counselor shared with Maria the risks of abortion, emotionally and physically, alternatives to abortion, and the support the center could provide for both Maria and for her family.

Maria told the counselor she would need time to think about her decision.

A few weeks later, she told her counselor she had chosen life for her child!

Having someone listen to her and offer to walk alongside her had made all the difference, changing her life and saving her child.

Praise God for Maria’s courage and hope!

Mark 10:27: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.’”

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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