A young woman came to First Choice seeking an abortion. Her Mom brought her, because she was not yet old enough to drive.
We’ll call this young woman Jennifer. Jennifer felt completely overwhelmed with the thought of having a baby …. Now …. At such a young age …. With so many future plans …. So much life yet to live …. And a baby, NOW?! Well …. That just didn’t “fit” with her images of her immediate future!! Not at ALL!! Besides, she was too young to be a Mom …. Way too young!
Jennifer’s Mom agreed! She was pretty overwhelmed herself, with practically a baseball team size family of kids already! And the thought of her little girl … having a baby?!?! Oh no …. No way we are up for this right now …. No, she was convinced that the “right” thing to do – for all involved – was to end this as soon as possible.
One of our seasoned First Choice Client Advocates took Jennifer to a private consultation room. Here, they discussed Jennifer’s situation, and options, along with the risks, as well as some of the possible ramifications of each one.
Still set on abortion as her best – really she considered abortion as her only option – Jennifer decided it would be wise to watch a video that shows what happens when a baby is aborted. She thought she should know what she was planning to do. After viewing the video, Jennifer was still resolute in her decision – she was still looking to get an abortion.
Even though Jennifer was quite sure of what she was going to do, she also opted for a free ultrasound scan at First Choice. The ultrasound would determine if she had a viable pregnancy. After the sonographer captured some images, and advised Jennifer of what was going on in her uterus, Jennifer asked for her Mom to come in to see the ultrasound too.
Here …. Right here …. THIS is where this real life story takes a dramatic turn …. When Jennifer’s Mom looked at the images from Jennifer’s womb, up on the big TV screen …. She could scarcely believe what she was looking at! There she saw that Jennifer’s baby was alive, active, kicking, jumping, dancing all over … AND fully formed ….. AND … she saw that Jennifer’s tiny, active baby …. had a sibling in the womb, too! Yes!! Jennifer was carrying twins!! Jennifer’s Mom burst into tears! And so did Jennifer! Oh NO …. We just CAN’T abort twins!! Jennifer was already near the end of her first trimester …. With twins!!
When talk, reasoning, a graphic video, or even a Mother’s natural instinct was not enough to sway a young Mom to choose life for her baby in her womb, ultrasound was the powerful tool that showed the inescapable truth of life in her womb …. And ultrasound was the one thing that instantly infused hope, strength, and yes – even courage – into both a young Mommie, and her Mom. Yes. THIS time, ultrasound was the main factor in helping a young Mommie see the facts of life in her womb and helped her choose life for her two babies!
Jennifer’s Mom called First Choice a few weeks after they had been here. She called to say, “Thank you!” She also called to inform us that they had used some of the referrals on our referral list, and were well on their way with starting Jennifer’s prenatal care.
Even though Jennifer and her Mom don’t claim to be Christian; that does not change the FACT that GOD – and God Alone – GIVES life. And we – at First Choice – believe that God brought Jennifer and her Mom through our doors to minister life, hope, and truth in the midst of a very frightening, overwhelming time in their lives. We thank God for each of these lives! We thank God that we were here and able to be used by Him as vessels for Him to minister through. We thank God that Jennifer chose life for her 2 babies! Please remember us continually in your daily prayers!
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” ~ Deuteronomy 30:19
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” ~ Psalm 139:13-16