About Amanda

Amanda, Writer

My name is Amanda, and I am 17 years old. Once people hear my story, they often tell me that I am strong and inspiring. I often respond with a look of confusion. Through everything, I have accomplished nothing with my own strength. Only my Almighty God could have carried me through such circumstances.

I did not become pro-life until I was faced with a life or death decision.  When I was 15, I was actively attending church, but I had never given much thought to abortion. If you had asked me, I probably would have told you that I didn’t really agree with abortion, but it’s probably okay in cases of rape or incest. Then something happened that challenged what little thoughts I previously had about abortion. I was raped by my second cousin, and became pregnant. I considered abortion because all of my previous assumptions told me that it was okay. Long story short, I chose life for my baby. (You can read my full testimony here). Looking back, that was the single best decision I have ever made.  After being a client at Life Services, my local pregnancy resource center, it has been made obvious to me that God has placed me there for a reason. Now, I volunteer at Life Services. I have talked with a number of women who have suffered from the terrible heartache of abortion. For many of them, it has been 20-30 years since their abortion, but they still think of that baby every day. After seeing the real pain that abortion causes women, I am eternally grateful that I was spared from that heartache. I realize that not all girls are as lucky as me, and those are the women that my heart really goes out to.

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One of my goals is to speak to the women out there who have suffered from abortion and who have not received the help and healing that they desperately need. I pray that they would be empowered to reach out, and to realize that there are many people out there who just want to help them. To anyone who has been effected by abortion: I just pray that you would find healing. I would also like to speak to anyone who was like me before I became pregnant. If you have never given much thought to abortion, I want to encourage you to start thinking about it! God had to put me through some extremely tough trials to get me to even think about abortion. I just hope that you can think about abortion and the value of life, and make a decision about it before you are put into a tough situation. Finally, I want to be able to speak to anyone out there who was in a tough spot, but still decided not to have an abortion. I want to tell you how wonderful of a decision you have made, and that God will most definitely bless you because of it.
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