Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Ava entered Morning Star’s doors tearful and afraid. She was already a mom to a pre-teen and another little one under the age of two. She had a job that she could not lose, in order to support her other two children, but it required heavy lifting. In addition, Ava felt overwhelmed at the thought of having a baby so close in age to her youngest child. She didn’t know what to do, where to turn, and had no support. Even though Ava had experienced abortion in her past, and knew the emotional struggles she continued to face regarding that decision, she felt there was no other choice for her at this time in her life. Ava truly felt hopeless.
At her first visit to Morning Star, Ava received a confidential counseling appointment and an ultrasound. Upon looking at the ultrasound screen, Lori, our sonographer, saw two babies—it was twins! Ava became distraught upon hearing the news, but cried out, “I can’t abort two!”
Because Morning Star was able to provide Ava with an ultrasound at her very first appointment, that sonogram picture saved the lives of her two babies. Ava carried her twins to term and delivered two healthy, beautiful babies. Praise God! Ava returned to Morning Star when the twins were three months old to share her joy with our counselor that she had decided to keep her precious babies.