“Abortion is the only option for me” is a statement we often hear at Care Net PRCs.
Such was the case with Natalie*. She was nineteen, in need of a pregnancy test, unsure of how far along in her pregnancy she was and 8 out of 10 on the abortion scale. Natalie had not felt the baby move. However, during the ultrasound she saw her baby’s movement and said, “Wow, it’s moving so much!” Suddenly the baby gave her a big kick, the first she had felt. As the tears began to fall the realization of how far along in her pregnancy she was set in.
Despite this she insisted that, “Abortion is the only option for me.” Our nurse asked if she had ever considered placing the baby for adoption. Natalie revealed that she had been adopted from another country. The nurse shared that true choice is never made out of fear but is made out of knowing all the options and investigating them thoroughly. She encouraged Natalie to just call an adoption agency to see what they have to offer. Her parting words were, “It would be good for you to know all the facts.”
We received a call from Natalie for the measurements of the baby so she could get an abortion. After several attempts to reach her and offer additional support, she answered the phone. Natalie decided to place her baby for adoption with the help of her Godmother!
Without your support, clients like Natalie would most likely have aborted. Now, although emotionally challenging, her baby will be placed in the arms of a couple who can provide the love and care Natalie is not able to give at this time.
Please pray for Natalie and her baby. Thank you.