Despite pressure to abort, Alisha chooses life
Alisha's experience helps her reach out to friends considering abortion
"When she called me, I said, 'We're going to go to this amazing place and they're going to help you.'"
Alisha's friend was considering abortion. Alisha knew from her own experience how her friend must be feeling.
"We were totally in love, but he was pressuring me to abort."
When Alisha found us in 2007, she was excited to be pregnant. Her boyfriend was not. Kids were not in his plan. "We were totally in love and super great for each other," Alisha says. "But he was a mess. He was pressuring me to abort."
Alisha was excited to find someone who would sit down and talk with her. "I didn't know how far along I was. I didn't know how I would do this financially."
"I was just excited to have classes -
free, amazing, great classes."
Alisha bravely chose to parent her son. We helped with parenting classes, baby clothes, and diapers. "I was just excited to have classes - free, amazing, great classes."
When Alisha got pregnant a couple of years later, she came back to the center. Embarrassed, she remembers thinking, "I can't even believe that I'm in this situation again." She was so thankful that the staff continued to help her.
Alisha has seen firsthand the impact abortion has had in the lives of her friends. She appreciates how we share all the facts about medical and surgical abortions.She also likes how we "share the real realities of losing a child, whether it's miscarriage or abortion."
"You won't be judged or condemned."
Alisha is proud of her decision to parent her sons Liam and Xavier. "The boys' presence has made me realize what my life is all about. It's more amazing than one can ever imagine when you have a child." Alisha wants to help other women by becoming a midwife.
Alisha really wanted her friend to come to Pregnancy Resources. "I knew those girls would open her up to the possiblilities that are before her in her life."
When her friend voiced concerns about how she would be treated, Alisha assured her friend that she wouldn't be judged or condemned. "Just trust me and come."
Alisha's friend also decided not to abort. She has a healthy pregnancy and is planning to parent. Thanks to faithful partners like you, we continue to help women like Alisha and her friend.
Posted on Thu, November 3, 2011
by Katherine Hardacre