Over the years here at LifeNews.com, we’ve chronicled a number of people who have survived abortion attempts. Abortion survivors have a unique testimony in that they are living proof that abortion targets the life of a human being.
Now, here’s the story of Jack, whose mother attempted to abort him. But, after the abortion failed and Jack was born, his mother had a complete change of heart and she is thankful the abortion did not end his life.
When Vicky Harper cradles her four week-old son Jack, she knows this is a baby she tried to destroy.
At 24, Vicky discovered she was pregnant with her third child, and made the agonising decision to abort the baby.
But when he miraculously survived the procedure, her world changed forever.
Vicky, a full-time mother to Ross, two, and Leyla, five, accidentally conceived last June when she forgot to take her pill.
Already struggling to make ends meet, Vicky knew she’d never cope with three children under five.
“It wasn’t an easy decision. I love my kids more than anything in the world, but I just didn’t have the strength for another,” says Vicky, from Caithness, Scottish Highlands.
Despite support from a partner, Bicky had the abortion. That’s when something amazing happened. As the Mirror report continues:
Vicky opted for a surgical termination, which involves the baby being removed via a vacuum, over a medical termination, which involves taking a series of tablets.
When a home test came back positive, she immediately phoned her doctor.
“He reassured me there was probably just some pregnancy hormones left in my body,” she says.
“When I hadn’t had a period for two months,” Vicky says. “I knew the baby was still there.”
But earlier this month, Jack was born at 6lb 15oz, healthy and beautiful. The moment Vicky saw him, she didn’t regret her decision for a moment.
“I wouldn’t change it for the world,” she says.
“He’s special and he’ll always know just how much he’s loved.”
And Vicky is adamant she will tell Jack as soon as he is old enough to understand.
“I want him to hear it from me, as opposed to anyone else,” she says.
“But how does a mum find the words to tell her child she never wanted him?
“All I can tell him is that he’s a survivor and that I love him more than I ever thought possible.”
We hope and pray Vicky finds the words to tell Jack he is truly loved and how sorry and regretful she is. Abortion normally doesn’t give mothers and their children a second chance, we’re glad Vicky and Jack have one.