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Gianna Jessen was aborted...almost... She lived to tell about it!
Constitutional Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee ^ | Gianna Jessen

Posted on 01/21/2004 2:35:43 AM PST by tame

I have posted the following bio of Gianna Jessen's survival because, although it is not a "new" story, recent events indicated it is a crucial story to revisit...MAY WE NEVER FORGET!

Gianna Jessen

Testimony of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on April 22, 1996:

"My name is Gianna Jessen. I am 19 years of age. I am originally from California, but now reside in Franklin, Tennessee. I am adopted. I have cerebral palsy. My biological mother was 17 years old and seven and one-half months pregnant when she made the decision to have a saline abortion. I am the person she aborted. I lived instead of died.

Fortunately for me the abortionist was not in the clinic when I arrived alive, instead of dead, at 6:00 a.m. on the morning of April 6, 1977. I was early, my death was not expected to be seen until about 9 a.m., when he would probably be arriving for his office hours. I am sure I would not be here today if the abortionist would have been in the clinic as his job is to take life, not sustain it. Some have said I am a "botched abortion", a result of a job not well done.

There were many witnesses to my entry into this world. My biological mother and other young girls in the clinic, who also awaited the death of their babies, were the first to greet me. I am told this was a hysterical moment. Next was a staff nurse who apparently called emergency medical services and had me transferred to a hospital.

I remained in the hospital for almost three months. There was not much hope for me in the beginning. I weighed only two pounds. Today, babies smaller than I was have survived.

A doctor once said I had a great will to live and that I fought for my life. I eventually was able to leave the hospital and be placed in foster care. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of the abortion.

My foster mother was told that it was doubtful that I would ever crawl or walk. I could not sit up independently. Through the prayers and dedication of my foster mother, and later many other people, I eventually learned to sit up, crawl, then stand. I walked with leg braces and a walker shortly before I turned age four. I was legally adopted by my foster mother's daughter, Diana De Paul, a few months after I began to walk. The Department of Social Services would not release me any earlier for adoption.

I have continued in physical therapy for my disability, and after a total of four surgeries, I can now walk without assistance. It is not always easy. Sometimes I fall, but I have learned how to fall gracefully after falling 19 years.

I am happy to be alive. I almost died. Every day I thank God for life. I do not consider myself a by-product of conception, a clump of tissue, or any other of the titles given to a child in the womb. I do not consider any person conceived to be any of those things.

I have met other survivors of abortion. They are all thankful for life. Only a few months ago I met another saline abortion survivor. Her name is Sarah. She is two years old. Sarah also has cerebral palsy, but her diagnosis is not good. She is blind and has severe seizures. The abortionist, besides injecting the mother with saline, also injects the baby victims. Sarah was injected in the head. I saw the place on her head where this was done. When I speak, I speak not only for myself, but for the other survivors, like Sarah, and also for those who cannot yet speak ...

Today, a baby is a baby when convenient. It is tissue or otherwise when the time is not right. A baby is a baby when miscarriage takes place at two, three, four months. A baby is called a tissue or clumps of cells when an abortion takes place at two, three, four months. Why is that? I see no difference. What are you seeing? Many close there eyes...

The best thing I can show you to defend life is my life. It has been a great gift. Killing is not the answer to any question or situation. Show me how it is the answer.

There is a quote which is etched into the high ceilings of one of our state's capitol buildings. The quote says, "Whatever is morally wrong, is not politically correct." Abortion is morally wrong. Our country is shedding the blood of the innocent. America is killing its future.

All life is valuable. All life is a gift from our Creator. We must receive and cherish the gifts we are given. We must honor the right to life."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionsurvivor; gianna; giannajessen; jessen; survivor
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Were not our hearts moved within us? Let this inspire, encourage, and motivate you to fight the good fight KNOWING it is well worth it!
1 posted on 01/21/2004 2:35:44 AM PST by tame
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To: tame
Tears came to my eyes as I read this. There are 44 million Gianna Jessens who were murdered since 1973. We miss them all.
2 posted on 01/21/2004 2:38:31 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: MHGinTN; Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; notpoliticallycorewrecked; ladyinred; ...
I hope you are familiar with this story. If not, you simply MUST be. I just don't know how else to say it.
3 posted on 01/21/2004 2:41:31 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: FormerACLUmember
There are 44 million Gianna Jessens who were murdered since 1973. We miss them all.

True! Now, about your screen name...could you fill me in? Were your really an ACLU member? Why...and what caused you to come around :o)

4 posted on 01/21/2004 2:44:33 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
I was young, naive, easily mislead... I fell in with a bad crowd... and I actually believed the ACLU stood for freedom of speech and civil liberties.

One fine day, I took a decongestant, my nostrils opened up, and I realized I was sitting in a huge pile of feces!

5 posted on 01/21/2004 2:49:45 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: FormerACLUmember
One fine day, I took a decongestant, my nostrils opened up, and I realized I was sitting in a huge pile of feces!

Lol! I wish I knew what issues hit your nostrils and woke you.

6 posted on 01/21/2004 2:53:10 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Sabertooth; xsmommy; Kevin Curry; RonDog; DoughtyOne; Travis McGee
f.y.i.
7 posted on 01/21/2004 2:54:34 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
Oh, lets start with virulent anti-Christian legal pogroms, hatred for anything moral or spiritual, and every position taken according to the question "Now what would Stalin do?"
8 posted on 01/21/2004 2:56:22 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: tame
Off to work we go. Bump for a great post.
9 posted on 01/21/2004 2:57:31 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: FormerACLUmember
...and every position taken according to the question "Now what would Stalin do?" ROTFLMOA! That's so true :o) Have a great day and be safe!
10 posted on 01/21/2004 3:04:09 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: RightOnline
Long time no see! Here's a story your probably familiar with.
11 posted on 01/21/2004 3:39:14 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Cordova Belle; Federalist 78; Saundra Duffy; sport; ElkGroveDan; Victoria Delsoul; StarFan; ...
Oops. I meant to ping you to this thread:o)
12 posted on 01/21/2004 3:50:59 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame; FormerACLUmember


Abortion Survivor Shares Her Moving Story
Source: May 30, 1999, North Hills News Record

Pine, PA -- A 22-year-old woman who survived a saline abortion in her mother's womb but was disabled for life as a result shared her story - and faith - at North Way Christian Community in Pine.

Gianna Jessen, a singer and speaker living in Nashville, Tenn., said she was able to forgive her biological mother even though the teenager sought to abort her in a Los Angeles abortion facility in 1977.

"I was aborted, actually," said Jessen, who uses her background as a springboard to talk to teenagers about maintaining sexual purity and overcoming obstacles.

"I'm not angry. I really have forgiven her," said Jessen. "I guess it would sound odd. It's because I'm a Christian that I'm able to forgive her for what she's done."

Jessen, who grew up in San Diego and has appeared in pro-life television commercials, lived with foster parents until she was 3, when Diana DePaul of San Clemente, Calif., adopted her.

Jessen said the birth trauma left her with cerebral palsy. She walked with leg braces until she was 9. Her intellect, however, was unaffected. She anticipates a normal lifespan.

"I was never supposed to sit up," said Jessen, who credits God with a miracle. "They said all I would ever be was a vegetable," she said. "Not only did I survive this procedure, I also can take care of myself and can walk, with a slight limp."

Jessen's life began with a one-night stand. Her biological mother was 17 and from the San Diego area. The father 19 or 20. It was not a serious romance. The father left town before his daughter was born, DePaul said.

The mother, seven and a half months pregnant, was referred to an abortion facility by Planned Parenthood, DePaul said.

At the abortion facility, a salt solution was injected into the teen's womb, which usually results in a stillbirth, causing the abortion and death of the child.

Jessen survived. A nurse called a paramedic, and she was transferred to a hospital, DePaul said. At birth, she weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce, DePaul said. She was in intensive care for three months.

DePaul said she told her daughter about her origin when she was 12. Oddly enough, because the baby was born alive, the birth mother was required to name the baby. She named her Giana. DePaul added an extra "n" later.

"I told her at that time that she shouldn't look at the circumstances of her birth," DePaul said. "Many people have traumatic births. I told her to look at the fact that God, in his grace, allowed her to live."

In 1992, DePaul hired a private detective to find the birth mother. DePaul knew her name because she had acquired the state's foster care records. The two women met for four hours and the woman told DePaul she had another abortion.

"She never said, `Oh, I hope Gianna forgives me for this.' " DePaul said. "She did say she was glad that Gianna was making the best of her life."

The woman, whom DePaul has not seen since, could not be reached. DePaul would not reveal her name. Jessen said she does not want to meet her.

Amy Scheuring of Richland, a member of North Way, said she admires Jessen, who she read about in an article. "You're looking at a young woman who in a way represents every aborted child," Scheuring said. "She just is very clear about the fact that there is forgiveness and healing. You can move on."

Because Jessen wants to practice what she preaches, she said she took a vow of chastity until marriage. "All I can say is that I'm so thankful for my life," she said.

"Your life can be taken away by bitterness, anger. If I just sat around and wallowed in self pity, I'd never get anything done."



GIANNA JESSEN

APPEARING AT PEOPLE FOR LIFE'S 26TH ANNUAL PRO-LIFE PRAYER BREAKFAST

January 17, 2004 - 9:00 AM
Avalon Hotel - Erie, PA

"God is using Gianna Jessen to remind the world that each human being is precious to Him. It is beautiful to see the strength of the love of God, which He has poured into her heart. My prayer for Gianna, and for all who listen to her, is that this message of God's love will put an end to abortion with the power of love." MOTHER TERESA


"I was aborted and I did not die," Gianna Jessen told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution in her opening comments on July 20, 2000, in support of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000.

Aborted in the third trimester of the pregnancy, Gianna Jessen remained in a toxic saline solution for approximately 18 hours while in her teenage biological mother's womb. When she was finally delivered, to the surprise of the nurses and the other mothers waiting for abortions, she was not dead, but alive! An attending nurse immediately called an ambulance and had her transferred to a nearby hospital.

Doctors continually said that Gianna would never sit up, never crawl, and never walk. Gianna weighed only two pounds at birth, and she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which resulted from a lack of oxygen to her brain during the abortion. Placed, by the hand of God, says Gianna, into the hands of a dedicated and persistent foster mother, Gianna went from being completely limp to learning how to walk by the age of four. Today, Gianna runs, sings, and rock-climbs with only a slight limp as evidence that she was rescued at the brink of death.

When Gianna was legally released for adoption, her foster mother Penny, who Gianna refers to as her "Queen," legally became Gianna's grandmother. Penny's daughter Diana adopted Gianna. Penny has not only been a foster mother to Gianna, but to 56 other children as well. Most of the children she cared for were considered "unadoptable," and many of them were drug-addicted. Despite the odds, all have been adopted, including Gianna Jessen.

As a result of her cerebral palsy, Gianna naturally moves at a slower pace, which can be agonizing in the frenetic pace of American culture. Rather than giving in to frustration, Gianna rejoices in her "disability," which she affectionately refers to as her "gift." She finds that her daily physical dependence upon God serves as a beautiful reminder of her constant spiritual need for him.

Gianna favors excellence in her life and in her music, and she is willing to sacrifice time and energy for it. Gianna says, "God himself provides the hunger for excellence. By experiencing the excellent work of others such as Shawn Colvin, Annie Dillard, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andrea Bocelli, I realize I've only dipped my finger in the well in my quest for excellence. After seeing (through the beautiful examples of others) what can be achieved by grit and the grace of God, how can I lower my standard to mediocrity? It's like peering into a window of heaven and walking back to earth."

Her music is timeless in the sense that it refuses to come fast and time is never satisfied. Her unconventional lyrics speak to those who are dissatisfied with the surface of things, appealing to those who are not afraid of passion or honesty. Gianna sings to bring comfort to a tired world, fighting with itself, waiting for its rightful place.

"My genre might be contemporary folk," says Gianna. "Having said that, my audience is people-people who change like I do-people who prefer challenge over ease. So life and the people in it constitute my genre. Categories limit; creativity never does. Tomorrow I may be filk."

Gianna, through her music, sows seeds to remind people that they are immortal, to point to eternity, to cause them to examine and question and wonder-and finally have their longings answered in God. Her music's purpose is to glorify God.

Gianna's desire is to reach young people and to help clarify the different roles of men and women. By combining humor and honesty, she challenges youth and young adults with issues such as sexual abstinence, forgiveness, courage, perseverance, faith, and obedience to God. Gianna hopes her testimony, her song, and her spirit will challenge others to reach higher. While much truth is being taught in churches, her goal is to speak the truth outside the church-among the Mary Magdalenes.

Last year, Gianna received a standing ovation from a pro-abortion, predominantly anti-Christian crowd when she and former abortion provider Carol Everett (one of Gianna's modern-day heroes) debated Sarah Weddington of Roe vs. Wade.

Gianna twice has spoken before Congress-once in 1996 against partial-birth abortion and again in 2000 in support of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Gianna Jessen proudly notes that she voted for George W. Bush. She prays regularly for the president, his family, and his cabinet.

Featured of Focus on the Family broadcasts, Family News in Focus, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, and other major radio programs, Gianna has been reminding the world for over a decade that life is precious and that unborn babies are more than a blob of tissue. She has appeared on local and national television including The 700 Club, The Maury Povich Show, and various news and cable programs. Gianna's story has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Diego Union, and other major print media in the U.S.A. and internationally.

"I am more than an abortion survivor," says Gianna, "More than a 'modern-day miracle.' I'm a woman who lives by faith, rescued by and surrendered to the Most High God."

Gianna doesn't simply teach what she knows; she imparts who she is. Full of life and full of passion, Gianna continues to speak out and sing and fight...until the battle is won!
13 posted on 01/21/2004 3:59:14 AM PST by JudyB1938 (God has such a sense of humor. He moved me to CLINTON, Arkansas.)
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To: phenn; cyn; fiesti
ping.
14 posted on 01/21/2004 3:59:28 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: JudyB1938
Thank you sooo much for posting the info! Great stuff :o)
15 posted on 01/21/2004 4:01:04 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame; Admin Moderator
What a great read.
But why is there no source link for this story?
That would make a great addition to your post.
16 posted on 01/21/2004 4:04:26 AM PST by DefCon
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To: DefCon; Admin Moderator; All
Source!
17 posted on 01/21/2004 4:10:14 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame; Admin Moderator
Thanks, she is a brave young lady, to be sure.
That link, however, does not match up with what you stated as the source
when you posted the article (Constitutional Subcommittee of the House
Judiciary Committee); and it contains the following statement:
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(c) 1998 Heritage House 76, Inc.
Do not replicate any of the information
on this site without express written
permission of Heritage House 76, Inc.
or the original contributor.
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For archival purposes,
it would be good when you post an article, to 'cite' the correct 'site'.
Perhaps the A.M. can edit the original source text.
I really don't know if they have that capability or not.

Abortions in the U.S. since 1973: 44 million and counting...
18 posted on 01/21/2004 4:36:57 AM PST by DefCon
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To: DefCon
Yes, the subcommittee is the original source and thus is in the public domain, so this is not "copywrite" by the web site I linked to above.
19 posted on 01/21/2004 4:41:16 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
Bump to the early morning crowd.
20 posted on 01/21/2004 4:41:55 AM PST by JudyB1938 (God has such a sense of humor. He moved me to CLINTON, Arkansas.)
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To: JudyB1938
Bump to the early morning crowd.

Or, in my case, the late at "night" crowd :o)

21 posted on 01/21/2004 4:44:53 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame; All
Years from now people will look back on our generation and think we were inhuman and barbaric.

STOP THE MADNESS!!!

22 posted on 01/21/2004 4:57:42 AM PST by expatguy
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To: tame
I see why you're up all night. BOOKS!

Just looked at your homepage. You are certainly well-read!
23 posted on 01/21/2004 4:58:58 AM PST by JudyB1938 (God has such a sense of humor. He moved me to CLINTON, Arkansas.)
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To: tame
How can anyone read this and not be affected?
24 posted on 01/21/2004 5:00:34 AM PST by kidd
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To: JudyB1938
Just looked at your homepage.

Wow, I was just looking at your home page, too, lol.

You are certainly well-read!

I wish it were so. I feel so humble around so many freepers who are obviously very well read. This is a very informed bunch here on FR!

25 posted on 01/21/2004 5:09:10 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: kidd
I think what got me most of all is the fact that the mother expressed no sorrow for what she had done.

I personally know two who were like this mother - they were never sorry. I don't know if that's evilness, selfishness, or perhaps a self-defense type of denial to avoid guilt.
26 posted on 01/21/2004 5:11:32 AM PST by JudyB1938 (God has such a sense of humor. He moved me to CLINTON, Arkansas.)
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To: expatguy
Years from now people will look back on our generation and think we were inhuman and barbaric.

Funny you should mention "barbaric". I was speaking to someone about abortion and I mentioned to him that I was watching the History channel's stuff on barbarians, and that we live in a culture were we have barbarianism right here, right now, then we act as if we're better people--strange.

27 posted on 01/21/2004 5:12:47 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: kidd
How can anyone read this and not be affected?

That is an important question to which I cannot understand the answer. People can be cold and callous.

28 posted on 01/21/2004 5:14:17 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: JudyB1938
I don't know if that's evilness, selfishness, or perhaps a self-defense type of denial to avoid guilt.

Maybe all of the above in cases where they are fully informed, and have full knowledge of these sad stories.

29 posted on 01/21/2004 5:16:16 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
It would be nice if every congress person and judge in the country got a copy of this. For many of them, it is way to easy to distance that clump of cells,as they like to refer, from a human being like themselves.
30 posted on 01/21/2004 5:18:55 AM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: tame
Bump for later reading. My teenaged daughter found Gianna's autobiography in a "free" book pile outside of someone's summer cottage last year while we were on vacation. She read it and she is now a champion of the right to life... and spreads it to her friends.

Gianna's story is one of the most moving stories I've ever read. May the grace of God continue to be with her.

31 posted on 01/21/2004 5:21:00 AM PST by american colleen
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To: freeangel
It would be nice if every congress person and judge in the country got a copy of this.

I'm sure there were leftist congressmen/women who heard every word she said when she testified, and still they voted against a partial birth abortion ban, and against the born infants alive act. They must be pretty cold blooded.

32 posted on 01/21/2004 5:23:32 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: american colleen
Apparently, Gianna's book is sold used (and new?) for under .75 cents on amazon.com, too!
33 posted on 01/21/2004 5:25:27 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: american colleen
May the grace of God continue to be with YOUR DAUGHTER, too!
34 posted on 01/21/2004 5:25:56 AM PST by JudyB1938 (God has such a sense of humor. He moved me to CLINTON, Arkansas.)
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To: JudyB1938
Thank you! She is a normal teenager whose conscience is being formed and as normal teenagers there are lots of situations she is unsure about and slow to take a stand on... but not abortion, particularly since reading Gianna's story. I find that the younger crowd (she's 15) are more inclined to listen to the fact that the aborted is indeed a baby and realize that they themselves could have easily have been aborted. Not true for my generation (I'm almost 45) as abortion wasn't an issue until we were of the age to have one.

I send her to a Catholic HS and although a lot of stuff there is "mushy" I am very grateful that the abortion question is not even a question - they sent busloads of kids to the March for Life today.

35 posted on 01/21/2004 5:44:13 AM PST by american colleen
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To: american colleen
I know you are proud of your daughter; but you need to pat yourself on the back once in a while for bringing her up right, too.
36 posted on 01/21/2004 5:59:52 AM PST by JudyB1938 (God has such a sense of humor. He moved me to CLINTON, Arkansas.)
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To: tame
My brother had severe cerebral palsy, and my mother devoted a good part of her life to caring for him. He was loved by her every bit as much as a healthy child would have been, from the moment of his birth until that of his death from pneumonia, nearly thirty years later. His patience and acceptance were points of inspiration to everyone around him.
37 posted on 01/21/2004 6:02:37 AM PST by Agnes Heep
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To: tame
Tame--thank you for posting this. I've had the honor of meeting and talking with Gianna on two occassions, when she was the speaker at a fundraising banquet for a local crisi pregnancy center.

She is a well poised, delightful young woman.
38 posted on 01/21/2004 6:13:21 AM PST by exit82 (Toll free number for the Capitol switchboard:1-800-648-3516--let your reps in DC know what you think)
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To: tame
All life is valuable

Nonsense! There are many characters on the international scene who should not be breathing.

39 posted on 01/21/2004 6:15:38 AM PST by verity
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To: tame
What I really don't get is the Liberals' disapproval of Death Penalty... of serial murderers... yet their approval of the murder of millions of innocent children, waiting to be born.
40 posted on 01/21/2004 6:26:16 AM PST by buffyt (You don't have a leg to stand on, Howard Dean, because you have both feet in your mouth!)
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To: exit82
There was a girl who survived an abortion at the KPRC EXPO I went to in Houston several years ago. They said she would never walk or talk, due to what her body went through in the botched abortion. She walks, talks, sings, plays guitar, and tries to spread the word AGAINST abortion. I don't remember her name....
41 posted on 01/21/2004 6:27:37 AM PST by buffyt (You don't have a leg to stand on, Howard Dean, because you have both feet in your mouth!)
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To: tame
And may all of us remember what the head of NOW called Gianna when she began going public -- she called her a "freak." Remember that when you or your spouse starts waxing eloquent about how compassionate the Democrats, and the left in general, are.

Gianna is a GIFT -- and an example of extraordinary courage.

42 posted on 01/21/2004 6:27:42 AM PST by tom h
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To: JudyB1938
Thank you very much! What's funny is that a lot of my peers think we are narrow minded... but we live in Massachusetts, so whattaya gonna do? I think those peers are mystified because most of their kids are pro-life. Those kids see "choice" as both a woman's choice and a baby's choice and the baby has no say on whether he will be born or not.
43 posted on 01/21/2004 6:31:39 AM PST by american colleen
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To: tame
I met another saline abortion survivor. Her name is Sarah. She is two years old. Sarah also has cerebral palsy, but her diagnosis is not good. She is blind and has severe seizures. The abortionist, besides injecting the mother with saline, also injects the baby victims. Sarah was injected in the head. I saw the place on her head where this was done. When I speak, I speak not only for myself, but for the other survivors, like Sarah, and also for those who cannot yet speak ...

God help us.

44 posted on 01/21/2004 6:33:02 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: tom h
Who called her a freak? My God, that is evil.
45 posted on 01/21/2004 6:33:02 AM PST by american colleen
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To: tame
I wish Bill O'Rielly would ask this lady to come on his show!
46 posted on 01/21/2004 6:35:04 AM PST by FireTrack
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To: tame
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47 posted on 01/21/2004 6:46:29 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: tame
An inspiring person...thanks for posting.

Years ago I read a letter to an editor in which the writer thanked her birth mother for "allowing her to live" and letting her be adopted even though her mother had been raped. She was now a wife and mother of two.

48 posted on 01/21/2004 6:52:03 AM PST by eleni121 (Preempt and Prevent)
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To: tame
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49 posted on 01/21/2004 7:11:24 AM PST by sasafras (sasafras (The road to hell is paved with good intentions))
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To: buffyt
The girl who spoke at the Houston Expo was a survivor of a saline abortion, also.
50 posted on 01/21/2004 8:00:51 AM PST by buffyt (You don't have a leg to stand on, Howard Dean, because you have both feet in your mouth!)
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