In her testimonial recently published by the pro-life group Save the Storks, the unnamed woman said she was stunned when her gynecologist told her she was carrying a baby.
At that time she was thinking,
"I couldn't have a baby right now with everything that was happening in my life — large work commitments, a possible wedding in the future, and my mom's health. I could think of a hundred more reasons why a baby just wouldn't work."She said she and her boyfriend, Dan, grew up in Christian homes and had been taught to wait until marriage before sex and pregnancy.
She felt she couldn't bear the shame when her family found out about her pregnancy.
"Being pregnant would mean that everyone would know who I really am," she wrote.Despite her boyfriend's opposition, the woman decided to make an appointment at an abortion clinic outside their town.
"I knew abortion was wrong, but it was a wrong that I could hide," she said.However, when a doctor was about to take her into the examination room, she walked out of the clinic instead.
And then she saw three words written on the side of a giant purple bus parked outside the building: "You Have Options."
A female member of the Save the Storks pro-life group then approached her and invited her and her boyfriend to come inside.
Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?
National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna: Call or text 610-626-4006
If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org.