Text: SHELTER to 313131
1.800.NO ABORT (662.2678)
"Saved" Baby Jonathan
(born November 11, 2009)
Jonathan's 18 year old mother found out about our shelter when her baby's father found us in the yellow pages. We told her to get a cab and come for an interview. She was accepted and moved in the next day. Now she has gone from being homeless to having a healthy, handsome son and being a freshman in college. Go to the pages on this website that list Shelters by state and Crisis Pregnancy Centers. There are many people who want to help you too!
Excerpt: I wish I had seen your site 3 months ago. I feel guilty enough about having an abortion and now, seeing your site I feel even worse. I recommend abortion to NO ONE!
Lifecall Reply: I am so very sorry for your sadness and concerned about you. You might want to check out the concept of Post-Abortion Syndrome. We will be happy to send you a book on the subject that may help in your recovery from this abortion. It is called: Advice And Counsel For Women Who Have Had An Abortion. Please send your address and we will send you a free copy and some materials that will help you.
Excerpt: God is AWESOME! It is in the early morning hours, unable to sleep and I am very tired but very determined to find answers. And then I found your site! Unfortunately, in 1990 I had an abortion. Since then, I'm married, been Saved, and have three beautiful children. I have just decided recently to pursue my opposition to abortion. I told my husband that we must find a way, if not to fight city hall, to at least change the heart and minds of these pregnant women. Why aren't there any commercials out there? I believe that would make a tremendous difference. We need to educate. Please help me make this desire to help, a reality. What can I do???? But I find myself with heartache for the babies dying every second. Thank you for your time.
Lifecall Reply: I too am finding it hard to sleep tonight. Our FDA has now approved a new way of killing preborn children. Pills...a few of them.... and seven-week-old preborn babies with immortal souls die in their mothers' wombs.
Thank you for you interest. Commercials take so much money. Running shelters, which we do, is so expensive too. We are also in the process of making an interactive game called The Choice Game, which teaches the truth about abortion.
You ask what can you do.....well...if you like from time to time when am counseling a girl in danger of abortion on the Internet... I can have you write to her too.
Excerpt: I was pregnant once but had an abortion. I was 18 at the time and now one year after and I could be pregnant again.
Although it is to soon to know if am, I definitely know I am not having an abortion. I don't know if the father will be there for me. I doubt my mom will be there for me. My dad just moved to Florida, and I am about to start a new career with a big telephone company. I completed high school and have credits in college, and I am still attending college, but I refuse to have an abortion no matter how good or bad thing are going for me.
Thanks for reading my letter. I just wanted to tell someone even though I don't know who you are.
Lifecall Reply: It is not easy to go through all that you have and now think you might be pregnant again. God will help you through every moment of your life, but most especially now that you might be pregnant. Do not give up on Him. Keep Him in everything you do. I don't know how much of our website you have visited but maybe these pages could help you:
Please free feel to write me again anytime and know that I will be praying for you. If you would like one of our hotline kits for pregnant women, please send me your address and we will send it free of charge. I hope your boyfriend will be there for you. You never know how anyone will act. Do not give up on your parents until you see for yourself what happens. And one thing is for sure. Once a baby is born, grandparents have to rethink their relationships with their daughters. Please stay in touch. Thank you so much for writing. God bless.
Excerpt: Lifecall has been helping me cope with something that's very emotional for me, Please read this, I want to tell you about my story.
I was 15 years old and pregnant, the oldest of 2 in my family. I was afraid, and ashamed, I knew that my parents would be disappointed if they found out. I couldn't tell anyone, I had no one to talk to or any one I could trust.
I thought of abortion as a way out, and my ex-boyfriend was 18 at the time and went away to college. He wanted me to have it and so did I but an abortion, I felt, was going to keep this pregnancy away from my parents.
Nothing else mattered to me, I didn't think of the consequences it may cause to my body, nor did I think of the life of my unborn child. I didn't think that there may be a possibility that I may not be able to have any more children because of it.
It took me 2 months, almost 3, to tell my mother. My mother had happened to ask me about sex and if I had ever done it. She could see that I was holding back something, so she kept asking questions until I finally told her. I was so hurt, my mother was disappointed, and she told my father. We all talked about what needed to be done. I told them that I wanted to have my baby. Since my parents knew I felt that there was no reason for me to have an abortion now.
My parents talked me into having an abortion, it would be hard for them to find out that someone may find out about their little daughter's pregnancy. I didn't argue about it, even though deep inside I was hurt and I cried for many days.
Right now I feel if I had someone like Lifecall to tell me about the center they run who help young mothers, I would have fought a little harder with my opinion and insisted to have my baby. I am now 20 years old and it has been 5 years since this has happened. From the day I had my abortion in 95 to this year of 2000, I have been thinking about my baby, wishing that I never did had an abortion.
I have forgiven myself for it but I encourage you not to do this. Keep your baby, do it for yourself, not your parents, and do this for your baby. I know you love your parents, I still do even though they forced me to have an abortion, but I will guarantee that you will be so happy when you have your baby.
I don't have any children now, and I have told my parents how I feel about this situation. It took me 4 years to tell them my feelings, and how bad I felt when they told me to take my baby's life. They asked if I need counseling and I told them no, and they apologized and said that it won't happen again.
Now every time I see a baby I get sad. I always think if I would have had a boy or girl, and think of the age my baby would of been. I also think of how some women cannot have children and how I had a chance to have one but didn't. My friend has a son that would have been my child's age, and I keep telling her my baby could have been playing with your son. She helps me now, and tells me that it's not my fault. I never told her when I was pregnant so she didn't find out until later, but believe me if I would have known her back then I would have never got an abortion.
There are programs that will help you, who will allow you to stay with them while your pregnant, and stay until your baby gets a certain age. Don't do this. Keep your baby. Everything happens for a reason; there is a reason why God let this happen. I know it may be hard to tell your parents but God will work it out. Just trust in God, pray, and ask God to help you, and give you the right words to explain in a way that you may be comfortable.
Don't give up. Keep your baby. Don't let fear of your parents get you down. I regret what I did and wish I could go back and change this, but there is nothing I can do to bring back time. I will never forget this as long as I live. Even when I decide to have children, I know that I will feel the same.
Please do what is right and keep your baby. You'll be so happy that you did. Take it from me. It's not worth it.
Lifecall Reply: Thanks for your wonderful letter. I really think it will help. You're a great blessing to our work. To think you are so very willing to share your pain and suffering is a gift and inspiration to me and all the young women we try to help.