Abortion Survivor Tells Congress: I Was Burned in My Mother’s Womb for 18 Hours But I Survived

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 23, 2016   |   10:49AM   |   Washington, DC

A woman who survived a saline abortion procedure told Congress this morning about her amazing story of beating death. Gianna Jessen’s testimony came during a hearing on the anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which has saved the lives of 2 million Americans from abortions by stopping taxpayer financing of abortions.

“Many Americans have no idea that babies can even live through abortions and are often left to die. But this does happen,” she said. “I know this because i was born alive in an abortion clinic after being burned in my mother’s womb for 18 hours. My medical records clearly state the following: Born during saline abortion/April 6, 1977/6am/2/1/2 pounds.”

Jessen credits her survival to a miracle and the fact that the abortion practitioner wasn’t present to ensure her death.

“Apart from Jesus himself, the only reason I am alive is the fact that the abortionist had not yet arrived at work that morning. Had he been there, he would have ended my life by strangulation, suffocation or simply leaving me there to die. Instead, I lived and have the gift of cerebral palsy as a direct result of lack of oxygen to my brain while surviving an abortion,” she told Congress.

“By the grace of God, in my case, a nurse called an ambulance and had me transferred to a hospital. That nurse saved my life and I am profoundly grateful to her for this,” Jessen continued.

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Although she survived an abortion decades ago, Jessen said the act of leaving babies who survive abortions to die still  happens today.

“Those who wish to justify such unspeakable evil, such as leaving a baby without proper medical care to die, have become masters of the manipulation of language, intimidation and defaming their opponents to achieve their wicked aims,” she said. “As a nation, we are continuously exchanging the truth for a lie. We have neglected our soul. What will it take for us to awaken from our numbness and indifference regarding this? Will we ever wake?”