By Melissa Jacobs
My journey to becoming an Esther is a long and surprising one. I grew up in a Christian home. My view point by the time I was able to have an opinion was that I was against abortion personally, but thought it was ok for someone else to have one and even a good thing that it was legal.
As soon I got engaged to my high school sweetheart my mom whisked me off the gynecologist to get me on birth control pills. At the time I didn’t think to ask questions all I knew was that this was the way things were if you didn’t want to get pregnant on your honeymoon.
However, shortly after my wedding I did get pregnant. That first pregnancy was such a shock to me. I was still trying to finish college, my husband and I didn’t have much money and while we did have health insurance, we did not have maternity coverage. I will admit the thought of having an abortion did cross my mind. I am forever thankful for my upbringing and my parents because as soon as I had the thought I also knew it was not a thought from God and I quickly dismissed it. I guess you could say this first pregnancy was the beginning of my becoming pro-life.