I will never forget when, years ago, a writer commented that it was “creepy,” when I indicated that children survive abortions like I did in 1977, far more often than most in our world would care to admit. “Creepy” is understandably not the word that I would use to describe the matter or frequency of our survival. It's a miracle that any of us survive. The fact that there are more than one of us (my count currently through The Abortion Survivors Network is 209 worldwide) isn't “creepy,” it's powerful.
It's hard to believe that it's been a year now since the Center for Medical Progress’ videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practices came to light, raising the consciousness of the greater American public and individuals around the world about the practices of abortion and the harvesting of body parts.
Everyone has a story. Everyone. But every story is different, and how we are called to use our story is also different. We are not all called to share our stories publicly; we are not all called to write a book. What we are each called to do, however, is live out the story of our life as God has written it, and believe it or not, as we live out the story of our lives, others are reading it, right along with us. What are they reading in the story of your life? The story that you’ve worked to edit or even create for yourself, or the story that God wrote for you?
It’s not long before the do-it-yourself abortion pill Mifegymiso will be available in Canada. Expected to be prescribed as early as this summer, the combination of two medications, taken a day or two apart, usually at home, is considered an effective way to end the life of pre-born children up to 7 weeks old.
Melsisa Ohden is an abortion survivor, a pro-life speaker and a writer at LifeNews.com. But she is much more than that -- she is a wife, and a mother of two loving children.
We have a beautiful new testimony to share with you today. Meet Lauren! Here is her story in her own words:
I never wanted to have one of my children admitted to the NICU immediately after their birth, but in hindsight, it has been a gift and a powerful reminder to me of how blessed I am to have had a team of professionals not only provide me with great medical care but also great love thirty-seven years ago, when I survived the abortion meant to end my life.
It certainly comes as no surprise and it is definitely not new news that the abortion industry and the media and individuals who support it try and deny the truth about abortion and the reality of abortion survivors, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how this denial of our lives and abortion’s often devastating effects doesn’t just affect us, but affects our families, truly, it affects all families, who have been touched by abortion.
There are so many milestones met during pregnancy that women celebrate and cherish: from receiving the positive pregnancy test results to hearing their child’s heartbeat for the first time, from seeing the baby on ultrasound to feeling his or her first kick and everywhere in-between, pregnancy is full of milestones. For women who experience complications in their pregnancy, making it to a certain week of pregnancy is a big milestone to meet.