“I came to Care Net for a quick, free pregnancy test,” Ashley recalls. “The abortion clinics I called required money upfront, and I didn’t have any.”
An appointment at Care Net changed several lives that day. “The staff were wonderful, caring, even loving. I listened politely, took their literature, even saw the ultrasound, but I left knowing what I would do next. Abortion was still my plan.”
But God had other plans for Ashley and her unborn son, Bryce. “I had an abortion when I was a teen,” she recalls, “and I swore I’d never do that again. But here I was.” She learned that Care Net offers options counseling, parenting resources, community referrals . . . even free post-abortion support for mothers who chose that path.
For weeks after that visit to Care Net, Ashley wrestled with her decision. “They’d call, then I’d call. I finally came back to talk, and that’s the day I accepted Christ into my heart. And soon after I decided to keep my baby!”