Most women going through an unplanned pregnancy "are not informed when they are going through this crisis," the president of the pro-life group Heartbeat of Miami
told Newsmax TV
"The majority of them come in afraid, they don't know what to do, confused," Martha Avila told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "Over 92 percent of them are choosing life."
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The organization, founded in 2007, has three women's health centers in South Florida — Hialeah, North Miami, and in the Kendall area. That center opened last week.
"Miami-Dade County is number one in our nation per capita in abortion and abortion providers," Avila told Hayworth. "Even though Hispanics and African Americans are a minority, they've formed the majority of the abortions in our country.
"We see over 15-to-20 women a day at each one of our clinics," she said.
Heartbeat grew out of a childhood experience with a close friend, Avila said.
"She had an unplanned pregnancy and she was 16 at the time. Her mother and her dad kicked her out of the house.
"At that moment, she was on her way to get an abortion," she told Hayworth. "My father took her in, and we were a family to her.
"My father was there for her father to explain to him that he had to love and support his daughter. That story turned out beautifully, because she ended up having her baby and that family was reunited.
"Since that moment," Avila said, "I realized a woman with an unplanned pregnancy, a woman in crisis, needs support definitely, not an abortion."
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