New Orleans, La., Mar 9, 2018 / 02:49 am
Melissa Coles found herself pregnant at the age of 18.
Fearing that she and the father could not support a child, she went to the local abortion clinic on Parker Avenue in Indianapolis. But right before the abortion, she told the doctor, "I can't do this," and left.
Melissa's son David was born Dec. 22, 1993. Soon after, he was adopted by the Scotton family in Louisiana, who had been longing for a child.
David was raised by the Scottons, knowing that he was adopted and almost aborted. Eventually, he began to speak at public events, sharing his story with pro-life groups. He won the Louisiana Pro-Life Oratory Contest at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, drawing local recognition for doing so.