“Toni” and her husband came to Gateway determined to abort. Already raising two children, the fear of financial responsibilities and uncertainty of life during COVID, led the couple to believe that abortion was their best option. While Toni expressed her belief in God and indicated to her Client Advocate that she and her family attended church regularly, she and her husband said they were at peace with their decision to abort…so many other mothers were choosing abortion during COVID.

The first ultrasound at Gateway did little to change their minds, or so it seemed – they were set on abortion – and yet, surprisingly, they agreed to return for a follow-up ultrasound. During this ultrasound Toni and her husband heard their baby’s heartbeat – and Toni smiled as she listened! Her baby’s heartbeat was softening her own heart.

A couple of weeks went by and then came the phone call we were all praying for…Toni and her husband had changed their minds! When Toni rang with the good news she explained, “My husband and I have been praying and God showed us we need to have this baby.”

Praise God for answered pray and for that tiny, baby’s heartbeat that softened a mother’s heart and saved her precious child!