Renee’s Story — February 2017

“No one knows and no one has to know.” This was Renee’s response to her positive pregnancy test. She went on to say that her parents did not know she was even in a relationship. Renee admitted to feeling stressed by the secrets she was keeping. She continued by stating, “I’m pro-life but it’s going to make my life much easier if I have an abortion.” The Nurse invited Renee to return a few days later to see her ultrasound.

At the beginning of that second visit, nothing had changed-she still had her secrets, and she was still considered by the Nurse to be “abortion determined”. But after seeing her baby on the screen and talking through her situation again, Renee wasn’t as sure about having an abortion. She admitted that she was ready to open up to her boyfriend and agreed to talk with Jessica Patterson (our Broken Vessels coordinator) about her secrets. During this conversation she verbalized again “I always thought I was pro-life, but I feel so uncertain and unsure of my future. I just don’t know what to do.” Jessica reinforced the emotional aftermath that can come from secrets and suggested that she begin to clarify her foundational beliefs. When Renee left that day, we began to pray for wisdom and clarity. At her next visit, the huge smile on her face gave away her newfound sense of peace and relief. She had talked to her boyfriend, and he was thrilled that she was pregnant. They had already picked up their marriage license, and together they were planning on telling her parents the great news. This young couple is now enrolled in our Life Support Program.

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With great thanks,
Amy Scheuring