In a moving video, a young woman shared how she found herself pregnant at sixteen years old. After a surprising positive pregnancy test, Darby visited the doctor.

“I didn’t believe it was real still. You’re kind of ‘haha, this is a funny, good joke.’ But then I went to the doctor’s office to get the official ‘yes, you are for sure pregnant.’ That was when the tears came flooding in and the emotions were suddenly heightened,” Darby said in the video.

Her doctor then said something that made her decision easy.

“I’ve had a lot of people sit in the chair you’re sitting in now, and regret their abortions,” the physician said. “But not once have I ever met a single mother who has ever regretted having their baby.”

Darby took those words to heart and decided not to have an abortion.

“It’s pretty amazing that you could love someone so little so much,” Darby said. “I can’t imagine not having him here with me today, and what I would be doing if he wasn’t in my life right now. I think I’d be very lost and wondering . . . where was my baby?”

Darby’s outlook on life has change significantly.

“Life is a beautiful gift,” she said. “I think we can take it for granted or put ourselves in a position where we can be the controllers of life.”
 

 

Katrina Aman is an aspiring journalist who desires to be a person of positive influence. Particularly passionate about poverty alleviation and civil rights, she hopes her writing takes her where she can improve lives.