“Pregnant.” The pregnancy test response was clear as day.
Patricia leaned forward and put her head into her hands.
She did not want this result.
She did not want to be pregnant right now.
She and her boyfriend already had two children and they had been struggling financially while she was trying to finish her nursing degree.
Added to this, she had experienced the trauma of losing two children to miscarriage.
Patricia did not want to deal with any of this.
An abortion seemed like the answer.
Patricia turned to Google and searched for abortion information near her.
After clicking on a Heroic Media ad, she was connected with our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Chicago.
Patricia arrived at the center feeling deeply conflicted.
She told her client advocate that she was facing so many obstacles to keeping this pregnancy that she felt that she had to choose abortion.
Evidenced by her inner conflict, she also shared that she knew in her heart she wanted this baby.
Her advocate asked Patricia what could help her change her mind about the part of her that wanted an abortion.
“Can I hear my baby’s heartbeat?” The client advocate took Patricia to get an ultrasound.
The room was silent.
All at once the room filled with the thump-thump of her baby’s tiny heart.
Patricia turned to her client advocate, beaming.
“I can do this!” Her heart was stolen by another!
Patricia and her family are now joyfully anticipating the birth of this new baby.
Glory to God in the highest!