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Woman whose mind was set on abortion, sees ultrasound, changes mind

by | Dec 2, 2020

By Sarah Terzo

Autumn Williams was planning on abortion, but changed her mind when she saw her child on the ultrasound. She tells her story:

My mind was set on abortion. Finding out I was pregnant a week before leaving for college was devastating. I was mad at my boyfriend, my parents, myself, this baby. Most of all, I was angry with God, for taking away my hard work, my freedom, college, and my reputation. I had a 5 year plan and I wasn’t going to let it get away from me that quickly….

I was sure I’d only be a couple of weeks along; it would be easy to go through with the procedure if that was the case. As I lay on the ultrasound table I was sure not to look as the technician was scanning, I just wanted it to be over, and only thing in my mind was my 5-year plan [for her future life, which would be destroyed by having the baby]. The nurse asked me if I wanted to know the gender. Before I could answer, or question what she was talking about she slowly turned the screen and she said “It’s a boy”. My eyes fixated on the baby’s profile, a boy, my son. I was six and a half months pregnant…

To this day, I thank [God] every day for finding out when I did, it saved my son’s life. I couldn’t imagine a life without him.

She later started a pro-life crisis pregnancy center.

Autumn Williams,  “I Can’t Imagine My Life Without Him” March for Life 2016: Year Round Guide eBook.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

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