Our Lady of the Wayside

Our Lady of the Wayside
Protect Expectant Mothers and Their Babies


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

When Pro-Choice means No Choice 15

Jacquie had a very brief holiday romance during the trip of a lifetime. She was on the pill and never gave her relationship another thought when it finished. Although she was in her late 20's and quite a strong character, she had spent her life trying to win the approval of her father who had walked out on her family when she was a child. She also had some major debts and felt that having the baby would make it hard for her to pay these off and might destroy all her future plans and hopes. Although Jacquie and her mum wanted to respect this child's life, she knew her father would consider her stupid for keeping the baby in such circumstances. She met a pavement counsellor at marie stopes and came to our Centre.

Marie Stopes offered: abortion
Pro-choicers' offered : to defend her right to abortion
Pro-lifers offered: A little financial support for a short period of time, just enough to help her get to a point in her debt that was "dealable" with. Moral support and friendship as she went through her pregnancy. Prayer for her Dad and their relationship. Encouragement that she could still do the things she wanted to do and a commitment that if things went horribly wrong we could help financially.
Outcome: Jacquie had her baby. Her financial situation improved when the baby was born. Her Dad was initially critical but he loved his grandchild when she was born and also watched Jacquie acheive her goals in her career, with our support.
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