I was on my way to get an abortion near me

The most bizarre thing happened to me when I was on my way to get an abortion near me. Some background: I graduated summa cum laude with a math degree from Berkeley. I have a great job at a tech startup in the Bay Area. Logic and reasoning are what I understand. Needless to say, it was unreal that TWO cars that got in front of me that day had “Choose Life” license plates. It felt like the universe was speaking to me so I cancelled my abortion appointment.

Instead of going to Planned Parenthood, I drove to the beach and sat there thinking for hours. At first, I was tempted to reschedule for another abortion near me. But, the more I sat there, staring at the water, the more I realized there was not a good, valid reason for me to abort my baby. My job pays well and has great benefits. It really was a no brainer that I should keep the pregnancy. Now the big issue would be to tell my mother.

As I was leaving the beach, I saw a sign for Support Circle so I headed over there. They were so friendly and helpful. When I met with the patient advocate, I shared my fear about telling my mother. Since I had the ultrasound, I thought I might take that photo with me when I tell her. The patient advocate encouraged me. She helped me to see it may be difficult to tell my mom and for her to hear at first but, this baby may end up being a source of joy for her.

The nurse gave me a free ultrasound. To our surprise, I am carrying TWINS! My mom is a twin so I knew this would mean a great deal to her. I was excited to bring the ultrasound image to show my mom. Mom was very happy and overjoyed. She just kept hugging me and crying and looking at the ultrasound image and smiling and hugging and crying. Lol

I am so glad I went to Support Circle instead of getting an abortion near me. The staff were kind and supportive of my choices. It was great to have someone to talk things through with.