. . . We Would Have Made a Horrible Mistake

. . . We Would Have Made a Horrible Mistake

What do you do when you’re faced with a life-altering decision, and you know what you would like to do—what you should do—but you just cannot rally the support in your favor? Conflict will inevitably occur even in the best relationships, but toss an unplanned pregnancy on the fire, and sparks may fly! A woman may know in her heart she should carry her baby, however, it’s often difficult to make her case, and she may succumb to pressure that’s being put on her by those around her including the father of the baby. That’s where St. Joseph’s own crisis pregnancy clinic can help! Lexi* knew that she had to get more information. After all, maybe Dean* was right; maybe abortion would be the best “choice.” A quick Google search led Lexi to our clinic’s website where she made an appointment to find out what options were available for the pregnancy. Both Lexi and Dean arrived together at the first clinic appointment. Although Lexi did not know what decision she would ultimately make in regard to the pregnancy, she confessed that she was happy to be pregnant. Dean, on the other hand, did not agree. In fact, Lexi shared he was pressuring her to abort. The couple looked on as the sonographer performed an early ultrasound. While no heartbeat could be seen or heard, a small sac could be seen. Our medical staff never knows for sure what will be the tipping point for a woman—sometimes it’s a heartbeat, sometimes it’s seeing a hand moving on the ultrasound screen—but Lexi’s baby got her attention when only a sac could...