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Abortion Survivor Visits University of Michigan for Student Talk
Life News ^ | 10-25-05 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/26/2005 5:21:51 PM PDT by emiller

Lansing, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Gianna Jessen is a 28 year-old woman who is interested in real estate, singing and song writing. But she almost never have the chance to engage in those interests because her mother had an abortion. Somehow, despite spending 18 hours in a chemical solution intended to kill her, Jessen survived. As Jessen turned to Christianity, she says she's found forgiveness for her mother and the ability to deal with Cerebral Palsy -- something she calls a gift.

"When you have the gift of cerebral palsy, you are destined to live an extraordinary life," Jessen told students at the University of Michigan during a talk.

Jessen is touring the world speaking out against abortion and trying to get people to see the humanity of the unborn child -- the person who is killed by the process.

"It is so much more comfortable not to talk about what it really is," she said, according to an article in the Michigan Times, the campus student newspaper.

Jessen says she's saddened by pro-abortion groups' attempts to either ignore her or belittle her message.

"If abortion is merely about women's rights, then what were mine? There wasn't those particular kind of feminist squawking about my rights, in fact, those types of feminists prefer I'd die," she said.

Jessen said that the abortion practitioner began the abortion process on her mother and left. Had he been present he would likely have finished the abortion and killed her. She said the need to protect people like her who survive failed abortion attempts speaks to the devaluing of life, the Times reported.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionsurvivor; cerebralpalsy; christians; disability; giannajessen; kayak
Hillary in 2008!
1 posted on 10/26/2005 5:21:51 PM PDT by emiller
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To: emiller

"If abortion is merely about women's rights, then what were mine? There wasn't those particular kind of feminist squawking about my rights, in fact, those types of feminists prefer I'd die,"



Worth reading again. God blissed her and everyone who hears her message.


2 posted on 10/26/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT by JeffersonRepublic.com (There is no truth in the news, and no news in the truth.)
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To: emiller

I just met my lovely birth mother after 37 years. In 1968, abortion on demand was much more difficult than today. I had a marvelous family and now I have another. When there are so many loving couples wanting to adopt children, I have no idea why women consider abortion.


3 posted on 10/26/2005 5:29:30 PM PDT by giobruno
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To: emiller
Wow.




4 posted on 10/26/2005 5:32:57 PM PDT by SquirrelKing (I'm not mean, you're just a sissy.)
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To: emiller

What an amazing story. Pro-choicers have long advanced the claim that an aborted fetus is not yet a person. Though none of us knows for certain when humanity begins, it clearly begins at some point in the womb, not after birth. Gianna Jenson's life is undeniable proof of that.


5 posted on 10/26/2005 5:38:35 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
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To: giobruno
When there are so many loving couples wanting to adopt children,I have no idea why women consider abortion.

Because 9 months is such a long time to be inconvenienced by morning sickness,looking and feeling "unpretty" (end sarcasm)

6 posted on 10/26/2005 5:40:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Clintonfatigued

At conception a unique DNA combination is formed. (never happened before and will never happen again). It is life. It must be human life because if it isn't, then at some point it has to change into a human (which is obsurd) - so it must already be human. The next question is for the lawyers to try and define the difference between a human and a person (another obsurdity since there is NO difference)

Your life is the future. When you die you lose your future not your past. When this life is snuffed out it is killing a human being and denying them a shot at their natural life (i.e. future).

Wow look at that! I argued the entire Pro-Life case without even mentioning God. I beleive that it is a pure human rights issue (though I am happy to discuss the religious aspects, I don't think it is necessary - especially if talking to a god-less liberal)

Gianna Jessen is a hero, and a beautiful person. Her life has meaning because all human life has meaning.


7 posted on 10/26/2005 5:56:03 PM PDT by JoeTN
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To: JoeTN

Also remember that the democrats like dumbasaBOXERrocks, Feinstien, Comrade al-Durbinski prevented her from testifying before the senate re: partial birth abortion ban during the Clintonista regime


8 posted on 10/26/2005 6:24:36 PM PDT by slapshot ("USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away")
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I remember hearing Gianna's story about 10 years ago, and she was a remarkable young lady then, too! She's been given a special gift, and she puts it to good use every day!


9 posted on 10/26/2005 7:23:48 PM PDT by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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A few years ago, I was at her table at a crisis pregnancy center fundraising banquet. She's a neat lady, and I'm glad for the chance to have met her.

Bill

10 posted on 10/26/2005 9:30:03 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: zip

ping


11 posted on 10/27/2005 12:55:39 AM PDT by Mrs Zip
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