Maddie Haas: The unplanned blessing of a new life

Maddie Haas, right, with her daughter and her mother.

Maddie Haas of Colorado was a teenage freshman at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln when she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant.

“For being so pro-life, the thought of abortion came into my head...for probably one minute,” recalled Maddie. “It definitely came into my head [that] I could do this and no one in my family would even have to know that I was ever even pregnant.”

“...Nothing can really prepare you, no matter how pro-life you are, or how Catholic you are, if you get
in that moment.”

An ultrasound revealed Maddie was nearly 20 weeks pregnant.

“At that point, my question went from, ‘Do I tell my parents?’ to ‘How do I tell them?’”

In this Respect Life Radio interview, Maddie Haas and her mother, Val, discussed the struggles and joys of the past six years and the gift of Maddie’s daughter, Ellie Grace, now five years old.

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Respect Life Radio is a weekly show hosted by Deacon Geoff Bennett. It airs on KRCN 1060 AM —the Catholic Radio Network —and is available via podcast on iTunes and Podbean.
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