We recently talked to Mercy, a mom sitting in the waiting room at a Planned Parenthood. Mercy was 20 weeks pregnant and at the abortion clinic waiting to be called back as staff prepared the stirrups and instruments for the first part of a two-day abortion procedure. Abortion activists paid for her bus ticket, hotel room, and the cost of the abortion.
As the clock ticked, Mercy felt increasingly anxious. She didn't want this abortion in the first place but could barely afford to feed her other children and had just lost her health insurance. Desperate for an answer, she searched on Instagram for "abortion help" and found Let Them Live. A quick message later and she was immediately put in touch with our crisis pregnancy counselors.