URGENT: Fleeing abusive marriage, 19-year-old mother schedules abortion Jan. 16

“I am so alone right now. I don’t know if I can continue with this pregnancy.”
- Ilsa
$14,521 of $20,000 raised
When Ilsa discovered she was pregnant, the familiar feelings of shock and sadness came over her.* She had been in a similar situation before. Ilsa chose abortion after being impregnated by sexual assault years before and had also suffered a miscarriage. The experiences left her deeply troubled and shaken. She got married at a very young age and had a son, but the marriage quickly devolved into episodes of domestic violence. After fleeing to a friend’s house, she learned of her pregnancy.

Ilsa’s situation is dire. The only emotional support she has is her grandmother, but she is not able to help much with day-to-day needs. The pregnancy prevented her from finishing college and from staying at her previous job. Ilsa has no transportation of her own and has had tremendous difficulty finding work due to the pregnancy. Despite her willingness to do any job, her efforts have led to nothing. She currently lives with family temporarily, but she fears she will be kicked out if she has her baby. All of these burdens have left her with deep emotional and financial difficulties, and it seemed harder every day to continue on. Feeling the weight of all her trials, Ilsa reluctantly scheduled an abortion. Fortunately, she then reached out to Let Them Live.

“I lost my job, I lost my home, and I lost my support system due to this pregnancy,” she told us. Like many mothers, the desperation of Ilsa’s situation has led her to believe that her baby will only bring more pain and trouble into her life. She truly does not want to abort and knows how traumatic it will be. However, she believes that abortion is the only way out of her trials. But it does not have to be this way. We can show her that her baby is a blessing. We can stand together, meet her needs, and give her the confidence to do what she truly wants to — choose life for her precious baby.

Here are the expenses that our crisis pregnancy counselors identified so that Ilsa can confidently carry her pregnancy to term:
Housing + Utilities | Groceries | Pregnancy and job / financial counseling | Baby Items | Other Related Expenses
Note: These expenses may be adjusted in the future based on additional expenses incurred during and after her pregnancy. With your help, we can save Ilsa and her baby from abortion! Donors will receive updates on Ilsa and her baby throughout and after her pregnancy.
Donate now to support Ilsa and her baby!
*Let Them Live ("LTL") is legally and morally obligated to protect the privacy of the women whom we help. Some details of Ilsa's identity, story, and situation have been modified or omitted for her safety. LTL is firmly committed to responsible stewardship of donor funds. Any excess funds raised for this mother will be used to support other moms in need and the general costs of LTL's mission. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@letthemlive.org.

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