Teenagers often think they have all of the answers in life, often finding out otherwise the hard way. When one teenager unexpectedly became pregnant, she was easily persuaded by her immature boyfriend to get an abortion. However, when she went to Planned Parenthood for the procedure, time suddenly stopped when the abortion didn’t go as planned.
Fifteen-year-old, Donanne, was terrified when she learned that she had gotten pregnant by her troubled boyfriend. Because they were young, they thought that their decision to get an abortion for their unplanned pregnancy was necessary.
“I was 15 when I got pregnant with Sean. I wasn’t in a good relationship; his Dad liked to play a lot of mind games. I never thought I would put up with that from someone. But I did and it wasn’t good,” Donanne explained, according to Life News. “So when I actually found out I was pregnant, I had just turned 16. He told me to get an abortion, and I was so scared. I thought I would never even look at doing that… but I did.”
Donanne never told her parents. Instead, she made an appointment and went to Planned Parenthood with the full intention to terminate her pregnancy. She recalled walking in to the center crying and frightened – who wouldn’t be? She was only a few moments away from killing her own child, and she was doing it all alone.
Once they got her back in the room, the technician performed an ultrasound to take a look at the baby. Shockingly, Donanne asked to see the screen to have the opportunity to witness the life she had created inside of her, but the technician insisted, “It would be better for [you] not to.”
Donanne felt pressured, emotional, and uncertain about her choices, and she began to cry even harder, when she suddenly had the urge to pray. “All of a sudden time stopped, and God was telling me to get up and leave and that everything would be ok. So I did,” Donanne admitted.
The thought of a young girl feeling like she has no other option but to abort her child nauseates me, but hearing how the technician would then make the fragile, young girl feel about her brave decision not to go through with the “procedure” is what truly makes me sick.
“I told her that this was crazy and I wasn’t going to kill my baby,” Donanne recalled. “She looked at me like I was the crazy one. I then grabbed my stuff and I left.”
On May 10, 2012, Donanne gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, who she named Sean. She admits that her pregnancy wasn’t easy, but she was glad she chose life for her son. “Without God giving me this baby, I don’t know if that would have happened; I was going down a bad dark road,” Donanne admitted, according to Christian Headlines.
All Christians know that when a woman finds out she’s pregnant, it wasn’t by chance. God has a plan for every one of us, even if we think the timing isn’t right, God is always with you. Donanne thought she had no other choice, but once she let His spirit in, she immediately knew what she had to do.
It doesn’t matter how many times we think we know what’s going on – we truly have no idea. Who are we to say that an “unplanned” baby isn’t God’s way of showing you where you need to be? Trust your heart, if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t the right choice.