Laura Lynn Hughes is a mother of five and grandmother of eight. She is a volunteer at her local Alpha Pregnancy Clinic and Alpha Mobile Unit, and is the co-founder of A Movement of Love ministry, serving as a speaker and teacher about pregnancy, fetal development, and post-abortion trauma and recovery in community colleges, high schools and conferences. During work hours, Laura runs a photography studio, Images by Hughes, in northern California.

The daughter Laura kept at fifteen is now an adult, wife and mother of four who serves her community as a school psychologist.

About Choose zoe


It can be messy.

It can also be beautiful…

Pregnant at fifteen, and choosing to keep her child, Laura knew that her life would never be the same. Through her compelling story, and stories of others—parents struggling with miscarriage, infertility, abusive relationships, addictions, abortions, and those mourning the children they placed for adoption—we witness beauty and redemption rising from the ashes of lost hope.

For young mothers, fathers, leaders and pastors, Laura’s stories, practical tools, and guidance for unplanned pregnancy provide hope, courage and healing, compelling us to move past mere survival to choosing a full, abundant life.