Today was a difficult day at the center at Jerome and Fordham. Of the six women who came in for consultations, four were completely abortion minded coming in and were completely abortion minded as they left. One was undecided coming in and undecided as she left. Each of these women had different reasons as to why they absolutely could not keep the child, regardless of the risks that we discussed and the development of the child in their womb. While many women are responsive to the things that we discuss with them, it is inevitable that we will be disappointed by the ones who seem to block out any potential reason to keep their child.
At the end of the day, however, a young woman came in and told me that she was “50/50” about keeping her child. She quickly revealed that she actually really wanted the child and the only hesitation she had was because of her boyfriend who did not want the baby. Throughout the course of our discussion, I was impressed by her composure, strength, and motherly instincts. She plans to talk to her boyfriend tonight and tell him that she wants to keep her baby instead of going through with a decision that she will regret forever. She made an appointment for a sonogram this coming week and is determined to be a great mother to her baby. Please keep her in your prayers.