Seventeen years ago I walked into a Birthright Center with my 10 month old son on my hip and asked the kind older lady at the desk if they did free pregnancy test. I was embarrassed and was prepared for the judgmental attitude I thought I would receive from her.
An 18-year-old came in and tested positive. Her boyfriend was gone and she didn’t feel she could provide for herself and baby. She thought that abortion would be all she could do. The volunteer talked with her about adoption options and encouraged her to discuss her pregnancy with her parents.
A college student came in for a pregnancy test. She said her boyfriend didn’t come with her because he was out of town. When the result was positive, she began to shake and cry. A staff member held her in her arms until she became calm. She lived with her