‘Diana’ was 17 and in high school. She thought she may have been pregnant, but just to make absolutely sure, she went to Planned Parenthood to find out. She felt like the walls were closing in on her. She sat in the examination room and heard the words she did not want to hear: “Yes, you are pregnant”. ‘Diana’ wanted to cry. The look on her face said exactly that. The nurse said, “you know, you can have an abortion.” ‘Diana’ thought immediately, “well that would solve my problem”.
Just last year I found out there are scores of crisis pregnancy centers within driving distance of my home. Until then, I’m not sure I ever heard of a “crisis pregnancy center“. If I did – I had no idea what they did or why someone would go there. I had no idea HOW MUCH HELP is out there.
I was 39 years old when I started to realize the abundant numbers of organizations that have the resources – financial, emotional and anything else a pregnant woman needs.
Then I thought, if I don’t know places like these exist – then many women don’t know they exist.
I don’t know YOUR situation. I have not walked a mile or even a city block in your shoes. But I do know there is help – and I want to let you know that there are people out there that will:
- help you parent,
- help you think about and consider an open adoption plan
- help you out of an abusive relationship
- give you help anonymously
- help you finish school
- help you get a job
- help you with an addiction
If you are pregnant, and your parents want you to have an abortion…