Lila came into the center for a pregnancy test after she started feeling nauseous in the mornings and had gained a few pounds. She met with one of the friendly options counselors at Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Centers.
The counselor discussed all of the options available to Lila including the abortion procedures and the potential physical and emotional risks of abortion.
Lila asked a lot of questions when the counselor talked about open adoption and the possibility of maintaining contact with the baby. She just wasn’t sure what she should do.
Though Lila didn’t like the idea of having an abortion, she knew that her mom would push her to have one when she found out that Lila was pregnant.
Lila left the center with a lot of information about abortion, adoption, and fetal development as well as an appointment to come back and have an ultrasound the following day.
Doctor Stickley, our medical director, came in and did Lila’s ultrasound. Though Lila was less than seven week along, we were able to show her that little flicker of a poppy seed-sized heart beating away in her precious baby.
Lila knew what she had to do. She told her mother who responded exactly the way Lila expected, insisting that Lila have an abortion as soon as possible.
Lila then showed her mother the ultrasound picture she was given at the center, the very first photo of the very first grandbaby Lila’s mother might have the privilege to rock to sleep.