Justine Curry didn’t mean to get pregnant. Her then-boyfriend Dave Norman told her he was infertile, so they didn’t use protection. “We were not safe at all,” Curry, a recovering alcoholic, told The Daily Signal.
Curry, 26, intended on getting an abortion. But first, she had to confirm she was pregnant. Having just been fired from her job, she didn’t have the money to afford a pregnancy test.
In August 2013, after searching the Internet for “free pregnancy tests,” the Pregnancy Clinic Ministry in Annapolis, Md., came up. Curry tested positive, and the Christian counselors who work at the clinic told her she had three options: Give the baby up for adoption, keep the baby, or get an abortion.
“My mind was set on abortion,” said Curry, who recently got engaged to Norman. But the next day, something changed her mind. Today, her daughter Kaylee is a healthy 15-month-old toddler.
Curry shared her story with The Daily Signal as an abortion debate is brewing on Capitol Hill. Conservative lawmakers want to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, after a series of undercover videos sparked federal and state investigations. Throughout the scandal, Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing and declined to interview with The Daily Signal about this report.
Pregnancy Clinic Ministry, which is strategically located across the street from a Planned Parenthood clinic in Annapolis, is one of approximately 2,500 pro-life pregnancy clinics in America.