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'm 20 years old and I am 6 weeks pregnant. I'm not married. And actually my boyfriend and I have just broken up. I don't know what to do.
I know abortion is not right, but is it right to bring a baby into this world w/o the parents being together? I know the father will always be there for the baby, no matter what. But I am still worried how it will effect my child if we are not together. And I know my boyfriend is confused too. He thinks we are too young and not ready. Which is true - we are young and weren't expecting this so I guess we aren't ready.
I am also worried about disappointing my parents. I know my dad doesn't really like the father. He has never said it but I can tell. And my parents are so proud of me now.
I have been living on my own for about a year and 1/2 and I have a really good job and I am still going to college. I just need some advice. Please help me.
Lifecall Reply: It would be an honor to help you. Inside your heart you know what you must do. That is, you must give birth to this child, your baby. (see Development of the Preborn Child in the Womb on our website)
Your child is alive and totally depending on you at this moment. Please, whatever you do, don't break God's commandment "Thou Shalt Not Kill." And that is what abortion is, the killing of an innocent preborn child. I know... all seems desperate and frightening right now. But... God will help you.
He will stand beside you and guide you, every hour of the day. I would like to send you one of our hotline kits. It might help you too. I will need an address and name if you want me to send it, totally free of charge. Take this one day at a time, know that God loves you and needs you to be focused on what is right. This baby needs you so very much. You have the power of life or death over this baby - your baby. Don't let any other feelings dictate to you what to do but those of following God's commandment and those of being a good mother.
If you want to, you can think of adoption - at least your child will be alive.
I have never met a child of a single parent ... and I know quite a few.... who has said, "I would rather have had my mother kill me in the womb than be raised as a child with only a mother in the home."
And, how do you know what the future will bring? Many of my mothers have married and their children have had wonderful fathers. It takes more than conceiving a child to make you a good father.
Please stay in touch. Send me a name and an address and I will send you our hotline kit. God bless.
Excerpt: I am 19 years old and I have been emancipated since I was 15. I really do not have any family and I have few good friends. I just found out that I am pregnant and I am going to keep it. I don't really have a support system and I don't know exactly how I am going to do this by myself.
I read your website and I am hoping that I can get some advice or guidance. When I told my boyfriend (who is from a respectable, well-known family and he is a star football player) he broke up with me and gave me enough money for an abortion which he knows I will never do; so he feels he has absolved himself from the situation.
So basically I am very scared and alone. Please offer any advice, as any will be much appreciated. Thank you so much.
Lifecall Reply: We will try to help you. Please write me back with where you live. What city and state? Have you gone through our website and checked out the crisis pregnancy centers and the shelters available by state?
You really are not alone. God is there inside your heart, ready to help you through every hour of your day. All you have to do is ask it of him. God loves you and your preborn child. Your child is blessed to have you as a mother. Others might have taken the easy way out. Our church teaches that a child is given its soul at the moment of conception. That is why abortion is considered murder and against God's commandment "Thou Shalt not Kill."
Your Boyfriend, unfortunately, is acting like a lot of men we have seen. They feel just get an abortion..... of course they don't have to get the abortion. All they do is pay for the deed to be done. And then many times break up with the girl because they don't want to be reminded of what happened. I am very sorry he is acting this way. Maybe he will change but it doesn't sound good.
Whatever happens, please know that I am praying for you and look forward to hearing from you soon. God bless .