Sandy’s Story – Freedom From Shame
Sandy had always regretted her abortion. She was overwhelmed by shame every time she thought about the child she had never met. Whenever the feelings of guilt welled up, she pushed them back down so that she could cope and keep going.
When she found out she was pregnant again, Sandy’s heart was filled with fear. She didn’t have the finances or support she needed to bring a baby into the world. She reluctantly decided to get another abortion, seeing no other way.
Before the appointment, Sandy searched the internet looking for answers and found the number for the Pregnancy Resource Center in Redmond.. She didn’t allow herself to hope that anyone would be able to help her, but she made the call.
She had no idea what to expect when she dialed the number. The first thing she noticed was the kindness in the voice of her consultant. The consultant gently asked Sandy what she wanted to do, not what she felt she had to do. Sandy took a deep breath and blurted out, “I want to keep my baby.”
Realistic Alternatives, Real Hope
The PRCCO consultant carefully assured Sandy that there were people who loved her and who wanted to help her in tangible ways. She provided Sandy with information about local agencies and resources that could help her with practical needs, and she took time to listen while Sandy voiced her fears.
When the consultant asked if she could pray with Sandy, she began to cry. For the first time she realized that she wasn’t alone.
We realize facing an unplanned pregnancy is hard. The truth is, we talk to girls every day who are in this exact situation. Nothing you say will surprise us. We are here to support you in whatever way we are able. Don’t wait. Make an appointment for a free pregnancy test and we can start helping you make a plan.