When Laura, a single mother of two, found out she was pregnant for the third time, it seemed as though there was only one choice. The father denied that the child was his, and he was going to give Laura money for an abortion.
She had been a single mother for eight years, supporting her daughters with two jobs and only about $11,000 a year. She never received child support or welfare, and at the time, she had recently flunked out of nursing school, lost one of her jobs and would soon lose her house.
Laura knew an abortion wasn’t what she wanted for her child, but she couldn’t see how she could possibly bring another child into the life she was stuck in.
Leading up to her visit to the abortion clinic, Laura says she kept having dreams that would ultimately change her life. “I know this might sound funny,” she laughs, “but God kept coming to me and talking to me and telling me that everything was going to be okay.”
On their first visit, the clinic workers could tell that Laura was not ready to terminate the pregnancy. She was upset and confused, and they told her to instead come back on Sunday.
With Jesus Calling in her hands, she was approached by a woman named Lynne outside of the clinic. Lynne works with a Christian pro-life organization called Heartbeat International.
Desperate for answers, Laura remembers asking Lynne, “What is He trying to tell me? What is He trying to tell me, because this isn’t right?”