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You Won’t Believe What a Twin Who Survived Abortion Says in a Letter to the Abortion Doctor
Life News ^ | 4/29/14 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/01/2014 6:53:13 AM PDT by xzins

Claire Culwell knows what it’s like to be a survivor. At the age of 13, her mother learned she was pregnant and decided to have an abortion, though she didn’t know she was pregnant with twins.

After she had an abortion of Claire’s brother, she returned to the abortion clinic after realizing she still had a growing and developing baby inside of her. Told she was too late to have a second abortion, she gave birth to Claire, who struggled on life support as she dealt with a myriad of medical issues following her birth.

Despite the obstacles she has had to overcome, Claire is actively sharing her story — urging people to choose life instead of abortion. And now, via the web site of pro-life activist Abby Johnson, Claire has written an incredible letter with an incredible message to the abortion doctor.

Here is that letter:

Dear Dr. Patel,

I am writing with a heavy heart. I recently discovered you in the news due to the violations your abortion clinic has made. I found that I have a closer connection to you than I thought.

In 1988, my 13-year-old birth mother placed herself in your care to perform her abortion…her 20-week abortion. She was assured that the abortion would fix her problem and that her life would return to normal but it didn’t.

When she returned to see you, she was informed that the abortion had been successful, in part, but she was still pregnant as she had actually been pregnant with twins but had been misinformed. She was also told that during the abortion the amniotic sac had been ruptured, thus leaking fluid for weeks. This proposed many complications for my birth mother. Due to the botched abortion, I was born 2.5 months premature with many lifelong complications.

As I read your medical practice history, I found my testimony consistent with many of your other former patients. My birth mother was 13. She was young and naïve; she would be easy to manipulate and lie to. She didn’t know any better. Due to the abortion that was botched, my birth mother has suffered 26 years of hardship and regret. I can only imagine the things that may have happened that she feels like she can’t speak about…things that other women are confessing that you did to them while in your care.

However, she was not the only one affected by the failed abortion. My life, my family’s life, and my children’s lives would all eventually be effected by one “mistake” or one “botched abortion” that was performed so long ago. Not only was I born 2.5 months premature but I was born with complications including dislocated hips, club feet, and was on life support in the hospital. I went through multiple casts on my feet, a harness on my hips to prepare for surgery and body casts in order to correct what the abortion had done to my body. In fact, I still have hip and foot complications today due to the abortion. The unfortunate part is that I am not alone. Hundreds of other survivors of abortions are speaking up letting the world know that we ARE children, we DO deserve a chance at life and that abortion is, clearly, NOT SAFE.

I spent 21 years of my life wondering if I had a sibling that was missing. I felt it in my heart. My birth mother confirmed my questions when she told me about her abortion when I met her. Realizing that you have lived your entire life without your twin is a harsh reality. However, the hardest part for me is realizing that you took my daddy’s only son from him. His life would have been even more full and joyful had he had his son who would carry on his family name and do the things he loves with him—hunt and fish. Because of the selfishness that abortion has brought to us today, our family will remain incomplete and I mourn the amazing adventures my daddy is missing with my brother.

In February of 2013, another miracle happened… My daughter was born! I can’t help but think about how she wouldn’t be here if the abortion had been successful on my life. She has only been here for a short time but she has touched so many lives with her fun-loving personality. I can’t help but wonder how many children are missing because their mothers were misinformed by you and told that the best decision, or even the only decision, was abortion.

Dr. Patel, I write to not only shed light on the reality of the severe aftermath that can happen when abortions are performed but to also express my forgiveness to you for what happened. I have lived a full life and been well loved in my 26 years of life despite my circumstances. I was adopted into an incredible home that gave more grace and forgiveness than I ever could have asked for. In the same way I have been forgiven by God for many things, I choose to forgive you. I forgive you for performing the abortion in 1988 and for the enormous impact it has had on my birth mother and me.

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I also pray for you. I pray that you are able to see past the medicine, the money and your usual way of life… and that you will remember my face (and my daughter’s who would not be here had the abortion been successful) as you go to perform abortions. I pray that as you remember my face that you will be moved in such a way to walk away from the abortion practice and use your gifts outside of the industry. I assure you that many of us, myself included, would help you leave the industry and be encouragers and supporters to you. I would welcome you with open arms because I fully believe your life and what you do with your life is just as valuable as every single unborn child that I advocate for. I will continue to pray for you and your past and current patients.

Sincerely,

Claire Culwell


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abbyjohnson; abortion; botchedabortion; claireculwell; deathpanels; democratswaronwomen; drpatel; infanticide; life; obamacare; prolife; stevenertelt; therealwaronwomen; zerocare

1 posted on 05/01/2014 6:53:13 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All; narses; Salvation
As I read your medical practice history, I found my testimony consistent with many of your other former patients. My birth mother was 13. She was young and naïve; she would be easy to manipulate and lie to. She didn’t know any better. Due to the abortion that was botched, my birth mother has suffered 26 years of hardship and regret. I can only imagine the things that may have happened that she feels like she can’t speak about…things that other women are confessing that you did to them while in your care. However, she was not the only one affected by the failed abortion. My life, my family’s life, and my children’s lives would all eventually be effected by one “mistake” or one “botched abortion” that was performed so long ago.
2 posted on 05/01/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I wonder if this is the girl the Movie October Baby was based on.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 6:56:38 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

I haven’t seen that movie. Is it still available?


4 posted on 05/01/2014 7:05:05 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Looks like you can get it download from Amazon, or as DVD from NetFlix. It’s a good movie. Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7oTLVevO5g


5 posted on 05/01/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: xzins

> I haven’t seen that movie. Is it still available?

It’s on NetFlix.

I very HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!


6 posted on 05/01/2014 7:12:48 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: xzins

Doctor’s assistant puts it in File 13.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 7:13:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: MNDude

> or as DVD from NetFlix.

You can stream it from NetFlix, so you don’t have to deal with the DVD.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 7:13:40 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: xzins

She has a right to sue their a$$e$ off.

THIS is what militant fang-tooth man-hating feminazis have wrought.


9 posted on 05/01/2014 7:14:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: xzins

did she write a letter to her slutty mother too?


10 posted on 05/01/2014 7:20:43 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: xzins

if wrongful life lawsuits are allowed then these survivors have standing to sue for damages


11 posted on 05/01/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
if wrongful life lawsuits are allowed then these survivors have standing to sue for damages

I don't know what statute of limitations is on something like that, but "damages" are relevant whether wrongful life or some other rationale.

I disagree with your post #10. Her mother was 13 years old at the time. She couldn't have been a slut...she had to have been abused or 2 dumb kids.

12 posted on 05/01/2014 7:54:43 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: GeronL

A 13 year od is a ‘slutty mother’?

She’s a child, with a child’s judgement. Who knows her story? She could’ve been molested. She could’ve been getting in over her head.

A 13 year old isn’t old enough to bear the weight and consequences of sex. That’s why it’s up to adults to protect them from predators AND protect them from themselves.

13 year olds are children. They don’t have the capacity to be ‘sluts’.


13 posted on 05/01/2014 7:59:59 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: xzins

Powerful!

Many forget that with 55 Million “legal” abortions in the U.S. since 1973, that a second generation is also missing from those first 20 years. Perhaps another 15-20 Million absent?


14 posted on 05/01/2014 8:19:12 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: GeronL

at 13 you’re in no position to judge her circumstances...


15 posted on 05/01/2014 8:23:38 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: xzins

I’m glad, for her sake, she can forgive.

I hope the doctor, and all like him, receive eternal torture.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 8:28:43 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: xzins

WOW! What a letter. Truly from the heart.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 8:49:24 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GeronL

He mother was only 13 at the time. Don’t you think the tone of the letter also forgives her mother?


18 posted on 05/01/2014 8:51:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GeronL
Funny thing... I was thinking rape/molestation because she was only 13, but I definitely didn't see anything in the letter that lead me to believe her birth mother was a slut. Could you point that tid-bit of information out to me please. Just for my own edification. Ok Thank you.
19 posted on 05/01/2014 9:06:02 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: Salvation

I have an opinion on her behavior, I suppose it’s okay to some of you if your 13 year olds think sleeping around is normal


20 posted on 05/01/2014 10:16:38 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mathews

There was nothing about rape/ molestation in the letter either, so what made you think that? Is it a glass half full kind of thing?


21 posted on 05/01/2014 10:17:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
your 13 year olds think sleeping around is normal

If it had been the first time it wouldn't be sleeping around. If it had been statuatory or forcible rape, it wouldn't be sleeping around. If it had been 2 dumb kids thinking they were in love, then it wouldn't have been sleeping around.

Both "sleeping around" and "slut" implies multiple partners. I don't see that evidence in the article.

22 posted on 05/01/2014 10:26:24 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

There was no mention of a crime, no mention of parents or anything. It all sounded very casual to me.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 10:36:17 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

First, it’s the daughter writing the letter, and not her mom who ended up putting her up for adoption, if I follow the letter correctly.

She is now 25 or so years old.

This is a detail: “However, the hardest part for me is realizing that you took my daddy’s only son from him”

It sounds like she found her Dad or he found her.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 10:42:05 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I don’t think Patel has every shown any signs of remorse, and certainly not repentance, for his multiple murders.

He has been accused of rape, sodomy, and anal sodomy on his drugged patients. He has been charged with faulty record keeping and disposal of aborted children.

He sounds like a thoroughly depraved person.

see: http://www.katenews2day.com/millionaire-abortionist-naresh-patel-once-faced-charges-of-raping-and-sodomizing-his-abortion-patients-and-dumping-aborted-babies-bodies-is-again-under-investigation/


25 posted on 05/01/2014 10:59:26 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: GeronL

I pray that God’s will is that He puts the same kind of judgement on you that you have put on this young lady’s mother! Since I know that you’re not God, you have sinned in your life.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 11:15:53 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Sinning is okay? Which faith is that?

I don’t judge, I have an opinion and no power to pass sentence as a judge would.


27 posted on 05/01/2014 2:10:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Amazing Grace - the story of John Newton . . . slave trader turned Christian minister.

28 posted on 05/01/2014 2:29:23 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: GeronL

Where did I say that sinning was okay? I was merely pointing out that you are a sinner and should not judge the mother of this girl. You called her a slut. What should we call you?


29 posted on 05/01/2014 3:03:23 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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