Katey’s Story: “Support for Pregnant Teenagers Gave Me Options”

For You From The Word

As we have opportunity, let us do good to all, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
(Galatians 6:10, RSV)

For You To Think About

Katey Tryon

Katey Tryon

Katey Tryon faced an unplanned pregnancy twice as a teenager.

Just two days before her high school graduation she gave birth for the first time. Her parents, both strong Christians and pillars in the community, rallied around her, and Katey placed her baby girl for adoption.

In college, she still felt vulnerable. When she found out she was pregnant again, Katey got support at a local pregnancy center. She placed her son for adoption and went back to college.

Support changed her life for the better.

“As a teenager, finding myself in an unplanned pregnancy was scary at best,” said Katey recently as she testified before an Oregon Senate committee. “Thankfully, I turned to a pregnancy resource center that provided not only free and confidential services to me, but treated me in a fair and professional manner, provided me life-giving options when I needed them most, and eased my fears.”

Today, 20 years later, Katey is the development director at Lane Pregnancy Support Center in Eugene, OR, wife of a worship pastor, and mother of three school-age children.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Help teenagers who face an unplanned pregnancy reach out for support. Bring people into their lives who will guide them wisely.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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