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“Aurora” had been to an abortion clinic to get a pregnancy test. “They pressured her to abort and she was tempted,” according to Astrid Bennett, Executive Director of Los Angeles Pregnancy Services (LAPS). Aurora went home to think about it. Still tempted by abortion but feeling unsure she saw LAPS’ ad in El Clasificado and made the call.

“While at LAPS, Aurora poured her heart out to our counselor, Alma, about feeling overwhelmed by her pregnancy and her problems. Alma encouraged her to trust God and to let us help her get through the problems she was facing in her life,” Bennett shared.

Aurora chose life!

While Aurora was nine months pregnant, she shared her thoughts with Bennett. “LAPS was the only place that told me my baby is a blessing. And they are right! I am so happy I am having my baby. I’m due this week and my other children are so excited. They already named their little brother Andrew.”

It’s official, as Andrew made his debut later in the month.

“When Aurora visited us today we all felt so overwhelmed by how cute and precious little Andrew is! We were also so impressed at how happy and relaxed Aurora looked at just days from having given birth via C-section. The peace and joy in her face was obvious,” Bennett noted.

“I felt so much pressure to have an abortion,” Aurora told LAPS. “I was so depressed. Coming to LAPS changed everything. The counselor’s kind words and encouragement made me feel reassured. I am strong. I can do this. I am so happy and I love my little boy!”

Aurora also shared that after her initial visit to LAPS, the abortion clinics kept calling her. “I was so happy to be having my baby that I just changed my number so they would stop calling me. I am so happy that I came here to LAPS.”

Bennett is pretty happy as well, offering one last comment: “Thank you, Vitae Foundation!”

Speaker Endorsements

  • Getting the verbiage right is vital. The money Vitae is investing makes us go a lot further, to the point that we’re a huge annoyance to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

    Hasselbeck tells Vitae Donors to Lean InKim Triller, Executive Director of Care Net of Puget Sound - Seattle, Washington
  • For any pregnancy center serious about reaching, engaging, and supporting abortion-minded women, familiarity with the research and messaging strategies produced by Vitae is essential.

    hasselbeck inspiresLeanna Baumer, Executive Director of Assist Pregnancy Center - Annandale, Virginia
  • My abortion was not about birth control—it was about fear. Fear of ruining my current reputation and future dreams. Fear of people finding out I wasn’t a “good” girl. Someone finally understood why I had an abortion and had research to support it!

    Georgette Forney, Silent No More
  • The masters of media are the people defining the moral value system…that is why what you’re doing [Vitae Foundation] is of such vital importance. You are saving lives.

    Oliver North, U.S. Marine (Ret.), Author, Fox News Correspondent
  • The Vitae Foundation is at the forefront of where this movement needs to go, and I really applaud you. You’re changing minds, you’re changing hearts, and the world is a better place for your vision.

    Sean Hannity, TV Host
  • Everybody should ask this question: If you didn’t show up, who would miss you and why? If Vitae hadn’t shown up, think of the babies today who would not be here if it weren’t for them. That’s the greatest contribution we could make to our fellow human beings.

    Lou Holtz, Former Coach - Notre Dame Football


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