One woman who visited us was coming to pick up a dresser filled with items for her baby girl who was to be born in a few weeks. She had a big smile on her face as she hugged her counselor and said ‚Äúwe wouldn‚Äôt be having this baby if it weren‚Äôt for you!‚Äù You see, several months earlier after learning she was pregnant, she made plans to have an abortion. But she couldn‚Äôt get the words of her counselor out of her head as she thought about that decision. She returned to talk with her counselor and made a decision to carry her baby to term.
Another young woman, still in high school, after learning she was pregnant wanted to terminate her pregnancy. She came to have a free ultrasound in our Corvallis office. When she saw her baby on that screen, knew she had to give birth. Telling her parents wasn‚Äôt something she looked forward to. She knew she would disappoint them. Her counselor gave her support and the tools she needed to tell her parents and to make a long story quite short, this young woman is now a very proud mom of a little boy.