The first 5 minutes went like this:
Me: (To the client)So have you taken a pregnancy test yet?
Mother: She took the test and it's positive yes.
Me: Ok. (To the client)So now we need to go over the options that you have.
Mother: O no. We know we want to get an abortion.
Me: Ok. Mom, I want to ask you if you would, to join us in our waiting area. I just want to talk a few moments alone with her if that's ok.
Mother: No problem. Which way to the waiting room?
Once I was able to speak directly with my client, with no interruptions, I found out a big piece of information. My 16 year old client informed me that she had already done a previous abortion when she was 13, but never told her mother. I asked her, "What happened after your abortion that made you so traumatized , you don't want to experience it again?" Her drawn out response, with the biggest tears I have ever seen running down her cheeks was, " I got depressed. "
She needed to say no more. I got it. Then I asked her where she got this abortion at such a young age without her parents' consent. She told me Planned Parenthood.
My colleague Greg Webb and I worked together on this case. We think she left there determined to not get the abortion. Please continue to pray for this case.