Discover Mercy

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Discover Mercy

It was a cold February night in 2007, when family decided to go out for ice cream. At the same time, a seventeen-year-old boy, who’d been drinking, was driving to find his friends. In one violent, devastating instant, they both faced a radically different and uncertain future. Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby (which they waited for 6 years after multiple miscarriages), his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old …

Double the Love

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Gwendolyn’s Story

When Gwendolyn first came into Hope she was scared and very nervous. What she didn’t realize was not only was she pregnant – She was pregnant with twins! It wasn’t the pressure that bothered Gwendolyn, she went on to explain, “I just felt like a failure. I knew my parents were going to be upset because they wanted more from me. They wanted me to have a degree first.”   While Gwendolyn was at Hope her Patient Advocate prayed for her. Gwendolyn said, “I love …

Inspired and Everything Changed

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Aspen's Story

Aspen always wanted her own family, so when she learned her pregnancy test was positive, she was elated.  Initially, she wasn’t really concerned with much but as her pregnancy progressed things proved to be more challenging than she anticipated. She battled with knowing if she’d be able to care for her baby. She also battled depression. But, she remembered what her Client Advocate reminded told her: “once you hold your little one for the first time everything will change.” Aspen agreed, “it did” she told …

An Unexpected Journey

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Alicia was already a mother to five children and had just gotten out of a bad relationship when she made her way to Hope. Her pregnancy test came back as positive and she was overwhelmed. Alicia was contemplating abortion because she only had a seasonal job and five other mouths to feed. But when she spoke with one of our Patient Advocates they said, “what is the difference this time?” speaking of the other kids. That helped Alicia. “It made me realize I’ve made it …

Discover Relationships

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Discover Relationships

I recently came across a video of a young girl sharing her abortion experience. She had gotten pregnant by her boyfriend and the first words he said to her after she’d taken a pregnancy test was, “Abortion, right?” She went on to say that they had already discussed the “if” possibility of being pregnant in their relationship. But to have that as his first response hurt her. What caught my attention was towards the end of this video when this young girl said: The emotional …