"When I took the pregnancy test at home, my first reaction was disbelief, shock. I thought, This can’t be happening.”
That was the beginning of a heart-wrenching odyssey that ended up changing Dixie's life forever.
Her mom brought Dixie to the local pregnancy medical clinic. She hoped to change Dixie’s mind about aborting the baby. But, Dixie says, “My mind was already made up. And nobody was going to change it.”
Until the clinic nurse performed an ultrasound.
After seeing her baby for the first time — and hearing the actual heartbeat — Dixie knew there was no way she could end the pregnancy. She recalls, “You could see the heartbeat going so fast. It was life-changing.”
Still, as Dixie and her mom left the clinic, the pressure to solve her problem was almost overwhelming. She began to have second thoughts.
Dixie actually had an appointment for an abortion the following day. “I remember waking up that morning,” she says. “I told myself, Don’t you dare get out of this bed. Just stay in bed. And I did — all day — crying. I knew I couldn’t go through with it.”
Today, Dixie is the mother of a beautiful little girl named Caselyn. Motherhood has been hard, no question. But knowing that she made the right choice for the right reasons gives Dixie new strength for every day, confidence in the future and the drive to be a good mom for her precious daughter.
Dixie realizes that, if it hadn’t been for that ultrasound, her life would be very different today.
She says, “I wouldn’t be a changed person, my daughter wouldn’t be here and I wouldn’t have found me again.”
Did you know...?
When an abortion-minded woman receives couseling and an ultrasound scan that allows her to see the vulnerable life growing within, she is more likely to choose life for her baby.
In other words, ultrasound scans can save innocent lives!
Seeing that little life growing inside can change a woman’s heart — and mind — and lead her to choose life.
Since the beginning of the Option UltrasoundTM Program in 2004, the number of babies saved is estimated to be more than 400,000! Our goal over the next 12 months is to save another 50,000!
Sadly, though, this year alone about a million women in America will choose abortion. But not every woman has the opportunity to have an ultrasound.
Right now, you can help change that with your lifesaving gift to Focus on the Family’s Option Ultrasound Program.
Every $60 you give will help save an innocent baby through Focus on the Family’s Option Ultrasound Program. That’s a small price to pay for a precious human life.
So please prayerfully consider supporting this valiant, nationwide effort to save the lives of preborn babies. You’ll not only help save lives, you’ll nurture a vibrant culture of life all across America that works to defend and nurture human life in all of its dimensions.
In the coming year, a million preborn babies will be aborted in America.
Can you imagine? Each and every one a precious life created in God’s image...with a twinkle in their eye no one will see...a giggle no one will hear...and loved ones they’ll never meet.
The urgency to act quickly is real and unmistakable.
But right now, you can join with Focus on the Family and help save vulnerable preborn babies from this heartbreaking tragedy. Through your gift, you can help ensure that as many women as possible have the chance to see and hear the beating heart of their developing child — before they make a tragic, irreversible decision.
So please give now to help a woman SEE and CHOOSE LIFE for her preborn baby.
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We help couples build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and parents raise their children according to biblical values.
Focus may be best known for our award-winning daily radio program, which can be heard nationwide through an easy-to-use mobile app and online. We also provide an incredible variety of practical resources such as magazines and books on marriage, parenting and spiritual growth, as well as the extensive guidance available at our popular website: FocusOnTheFamily.com
We’re here to come alongside families — including yours — with encouragement, relevant help and grace at each stage of your journey.
Focus on the Family believes that human beings are created by God in His image. Every person, from conception to natural death, possesses inherent dignity and immeasurable worth.
Because we’re called to defend, protect and value all human life, Focus has been advocating for the preborn since 1986. As an extension of that commitment, our Option Ultrasound Program provides pregnancy medical clinics nationwide with a variety of services, including:
Focus on the Family is supported by caring people like you who give sacrificially to strengthen families. So we’re serious about earning your trust by using your gifts wisely and with great care.
We’re committed to absolute integrity and transparency in our fundraising. That’s why we conform to the standards established by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an independent accreditation agency created to ensure ethical fundraising and administration practices.