by Patti Shanley
At UNC Chapel Hill, a really handsome, blond student hung out at the barricade, waiting for a chance to talk. He studied the sign which illustrates the progression of life in the womb. He was nodding his head, as he advanced from photo to photo.
He softly asked if I knew anyone who had been through an unplanned pregnancy. I assured him I did. With a little hesitation, he opened up and told me his sister, a single teacher, was a few months pregnant. She considered abortion, but with support and guidance from a crisis pregnancy center, she chose life. Now the family was rallying around her to welcome their newest member.
He beamed with pride when he spoke of his sister, and pointed to the picture of how his little niece or nephew looks now. Before he left, he glanced again at our display and said, “Thank you.”
He will be an awesome uncle!
Patti Shanley is a CBR volunteer who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.