I received a call from a 17-year-old girl who was asking about having an abortion. She took a pregnancy test at home and told me she didn’t know how far along she was. I recommended she do a pregnancy test with us and that we could talk about her situation and her options, and then we could do a sonogram. She agreed and came to the clinic. She told me she felt alone and was scared because she didn’t know what she would do if she was pregnant. Her mom had been deported to Mexico and she didn’t have a father. When her mom left she had to live with her only brother who lived with his girlfriend. They suggested that she abort the baby because she wouldn’t have their support. I asked her about the baby’s father and she told me he was one of her mom’s neighbors (In Mexico). When she came back she realized she might be pregnant. She told the FOB this news.  He said maybe it’s his or it could be anybody’s, and that he didn’t know if she was with someone in the United States.

She told her mom what happened and her mom told her that it would be best if she aborted because she wouldn’t be able to find help anywhere. Crying, she told me she was scared and alone and that she knew she might be more than 3 months pregnant. Her brother said that he would take her to Texas to have the abortion done. It would have been a late term abortion. 

I said to her, “You are in the right place HERE, we will help you, don’t be scared. I will act as your mom here and I will watch out for you and your baby. You need to trust God and that he brought you here today for a reason.” We did a sonogram and saw a 23 week old baby. She started to cry when she saw her baby sucking his thumb. She is going to have a boy!  She looked at me and said: “I would never be alone again. I’m going to keep my baby!”. I hugged her and told her that I love my grandson already (joking with her).