“Deryn” had plans to pursue a career. She wanted to break free from her hometown and see more of the world. She had big dreams. However, all of that came crashing down with one positive home pregnancy test.
Her life was mapped out …
Deryn had her life mapped out, and a baby didn’t factor into her plans. Abortion seemed to be the next logical step. She began making calls and actively seeking to abort. Thankfully, she decided to call Human Coalition’s national Contact Center. She admitted to the call agent that she truly didn’t know what was involved in an abortion. The agent listened to Deryn’s concerns and questions, and then scheduled an appointment for her at one of our women’s care clinics the next day.
At the clinic, Deryn explained to her counselor that she had dreams of moving away to pursue her career. A baby would change all that. The counselor compassionately listened to Deryn and encouraged her that she could still pursue her dreams and choose life for her baby. Deryn received a free ultrasound, which showed she was indeed pregnant However, it was too early in the pregnancy to determine whether or not the pregnancy was viable. So the nurse encouraged Deryn to wait on making any decisions and come back to the clinic for a second ultrasound in a few weeks.
Her baby’s heartbeat was audible and clear
At the next appointment, Deryn’s heart melted as she intently listened to her baby’s heartbeat. As her counselor showed her the baby moving and stretching on the ultrasound monitor, Deryn decided to set her dreams aside for a bit and choose life for her child. She also told her counselor that she’d told the baby’s father about the pregnancy, and he and his family were strongly in support of her keeping the baby.
Through our Continuum of Care program, our staff continued to support Deryn and her boyfriend, walking alongside them as they prepared to take care of their sweet baby girl, “Elsa,” who arrived safe and sound.
Christ-centered care and practical needs
It’s through your ongoing support that Deryn felt supported and loved enough to choose life for her baby. Thank you for giving so generously to our mission of serving families and rescuing children from abortion. On behalf of Deryn and Elsa, thank you for your commitment to provide life-affirming, Christ-centered care to at-risk women. We truly appreciate you!