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Julia walked into a hospital waiting room looking for support because she was afraid she was pregnant. She did not want to add an unplanned pregnancy to her long list of mistakes.

Although she was born into a wealthy and highly educated family, Julia wanted more. She met and fell in love with a man who promised her the world, but sadly took her down the wrong path. She fell into addiction, had strained relationships, and struggled with suicidal thoughts that eventually left her homeless and hopeless.

The hospital staff told her she was pregnant. Instead of receiving encouragement, they taunted her with lies.

“You are not equipped to be a mother,” they jeered. “You should abort this baby and we will help you find an abortion clinic.” They continued to mutter more lies under their breath, saying, “She cannot raise a child in the streets. She has no place for the baby. She is not mentally equipped to raise another human being.”

The hospital staff stepped out of Julia’s room to schedule an appointment for her with an abortion clinic and that is when God intervened.  The LORD provided a divine appointment for Julia. The hospital staff accidentally yet providentially called one of Pre-Born!’s local Pregnancy Clinics, and made an appointment for Julia.

Julia believed the lies and agreed to go to her appointment, not knowing that God had ordained another path for her.

When she arrived at the Pre-Born! Pregnancy Clinic, Julia’s nurse immediately calmed her fears with a warm smile. She told her nurse that the hospital said she was not fit for motherhood and that abortion was her only option. To her surprise, her nurse told her that she would be an amazing mother. The nurse also shared other options and resources with Julia.

Julia also heard the gospel and surrendered her life to Jesus Christ.

 “What am I sensing?” Julia cried with joy and happiness. “I do not understand it. I have peace, like I am free, and the heaviness and depression is lifted. I cannot explain it, but I feel it.”

Moments later, Julia saw her baby on ultrasound and heard the heartbeat. At that moment, she chose life and made a commitment to change her ways.

With the help of the Lord, Julia did just that. She moved into a transitional home, joined a local church and continued to receive support from the Pre-Born! Pregnancy Clinic. The Lord delivered her from drug addiction and she entered clinical therapy.

However, Julia still faced the possibility of some unforeseen circumstances. Doctors told her that her drug use may have contributed to some abnormalities in her baby. They said it was likely that her baby would not have all her limbs and could possibly have mental delays.

Although Julia was frightened, she knew where to seek help. She prayed that God would protect the health of her baby. She also returned to the Pre-Born! Pregnancy Clinic and they connected her with a doctor who was pro-life.

For the second time, Julia made a decision to confront fear and not be intimidated. She chose life for her baby once again, regardless of worldly counsel. 

During the course of her pregnancy, Julia attended church. A few months later, she called her nurse and said, “I have a favor to ask you. Can you send me another Bible? Mine is in pieces. I think I read it too much.” Julia learned to lean on Jesus by reading His Word and He kept her feet steady during difficult times.

Julia gave birth to a healthy baby girl, whom she loves dearly. She is settled in a new home,  obediently striving to follow Christ. Her story is a true testimony of how the power of the gospel can transform the lives of girls considering abortion.

There is only one truth that can set someone free; the message of the gospel. Jesus, the Messiah, comes and declares, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6). It is that same message of truth that set Julia free, and saved the life of her baby.

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