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Hope Starts Here

Mike & his 2 kids

When Sarah* saw the two lines on the pregnancy test, she felt ill. During the 4 months she had lived with her boyfriend, they had not made plans for a future together. Although he had a stable job and was much older that she, Sarah wasn’t sure he even wanted children or a long-term relationship with her. At age 22 with only a minimum wage restaurant job, Sarah was grateful to be living rent-free in his house, but how would he react to a positive pregnancy test making them an insta-family?

When she got up the nerve to tell her boyfriend that evening, he exploded, accusing her of "trapping him" and demanded that she have an abortion. Overwhelmed by his angry words and unable to explain that her birth control just hadn’t worked, S