Abortion: Where Is America's
At the end February the U.S. Senate tragically rejected the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion
Survivors Protection Act. Almost all Republicans -with the exception of Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)- voted for a ban
of late-term abortion. Two Democratic Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) voted to ban late-term abortion. Next,
all Republicans and the aforementioned two Democratic U.S. Senators voted to provide care for abortion survivors rather than
leaving the babies to die without care. But the voting record stands: The majority of Democrats listened to their liberal
extremist donors rather than voters, who vastly support such common sense measures.
This travesty is not a miscommunication-related mistake. They
have done this multiple times
over the years, yet this was especially blatant. Such calloused
hearts! Where is America's conscience?
The Alarm for Independents, Democrats, Republicans, and All Americans
sounded for all moderates, Republicans, conservatives, liberals, Democrats, Libertarians, and independents when the Senate
decided to reject these two key bills full of common sense and care for humanity. Suddenly, some people awakened to the reality
that late-term abortion for convenience (not health problems) is far from a political issue: It's a power grab and a cover-up
for abuse, murder, and harm of both women and children. This is not a political issue. It's a moral one:
- Only seven countries allow late-term abortion
for reasons of convenience (and not health-related issues). The United States along with Communist countries like China and
North Korea allow elective abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and that's absolutely heartbreaking.
- Abortion survivors include 143 reported by the CDC and 170 additional viable abortion survivors reported by the FRC.
- Fetal pain is not debatable
-especially at a certain point in gestation. According to myriad resources for surgeons performing fetal surgery, fetal surgery
requires analgesia. No analgesia would be needed if fetal patients were incapable of pain, responsive movement, etc.
- The reality is that saline abortion chemically burns the baby
to death and forceps abortion kills the unborn child by tearing him apart. Abortion is heinous. Abortion must stop once and
for all. Abortion is a violent procedure and not a peaceful option for mother or child. Frequently, mothers are misinformed,
and minorities are targeted by the abortion industry, which garners immense revenue.
- Unborn babies are human beings. It helps to put faces and names to numbers. You can see pictures
of abortion survivors: Melissa Ohden, Josiah Presley, Claire Culwell, Nik Hoot, and Gianna Jessen all survived abortion
and they are speaking out. Their stories are miraculous and powerful. They are living voices for the babies who did not survive.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection
Act would have protected preborn children in the U.S. from abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. During
the 2020 State of the Union Address, President Trump honored two-year-old Ellie Schneider who was born at just 21 weeks. She is a beautiful little girl with curly light brown hair and is recognized
as one of the youngest babies to survive in the United States. Friends, think about that fact: Ellie was born early at 21
weeks and she is thriving now. She is a living illustration of the humanity of a baby at approximately 20 weeks old. Under
the law now, she could have been legally killed one week earlier at 20 weeks.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was just four votes away from moving to final vote. This
bill would have mandated that babies born alive after attempted abortions cannot be left to suffer and die or be killed outside
the womb. Both scenarios should pierce our hearts with grief and outrage. And yet certain
U.S. Senators voted against the bill and precious babies' blood is on their hands.
"...As I recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, infants are indeed being
born alive after botched abortions. We have documented over 300 cases of such infants, and yet Congress has still failed to
adequately protect them," said Patrina Mosley of the
Family Research Council.
Lila Rose of Live Action said it well, "A child's age, level of dependency, or location doesn't change her
humanity. She is a human at every stage of development."
the life of an innocent child and harms the mother. In fact, it is under-reported that abortion threatens and actually takes
Pray for abortion
to stop. Vote for leaders who defend life. Let's work hard to protect life and end abortion once and for all. And let's support
leaders who take action to protect life. We are grateful for courageous pro-life leaders like U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley
and Joni Ernst (from our home state of Iowa) and President Trump (who has done more for the cause than previous presidents).
Please pray for them as they carry the torch in the fight for life.
Americans must learn to make voting decisions not on verbiage, but on actions. Some people sound
fantastic yet do horrific things. Others blunder over and over in their words and yet do amazing things. And then there are
the ones who actually match their good words with good works. (They are very special leaders!) Please check the records instead
of the commercial recordings. The lives of your fellow Americans depend on it.
Until every American has a birthday, may we passionately continue to pray, vote, and speak out.
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|Abortion Survivors Claire Culwell and Melissa Ohden Tell Their Stories. Watch this insightful 2019 interview. It
will make an impact on you life. |
"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are
your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14
|Featured Quote |
Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion
is now so extreme that they don't mind executing babies AFTER birth. This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes
in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it's protecting the lives of innocent babies."
Are Real: Meet Born-Alive Abortion Survivors
By Chloe Kilano Gianna Jessen
Gianna Jessen had been
in her mother's womb for 7 months when her mother went to a Planned Parenthood, where she was told to have a late-term saline
saline abortion, also known as an instillation abortion, takes place
A saline solution (which includes substances such as saline, digoxin, potassium
chloride, and prostaglandin) is injected into the mother's uterus and into the baby. The saline solution poisons the baby,
burning him or her inside and out, and burning off the outer layer of his or her skin. The baby suffers in these conditions
for over an hour until he or she dies, and the mother must deliver her dead child after about one day.
Jessen survived her mother's late-term, saline abortion.
She remained in the saline solution
and was delivered alive in the abortion clinic. Thankfully, the abortionist at the clinic was not yet present, and Jessen
was sent to the hospital.
Jessen was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to the lack of oxygen
during the abortion procedure. But, by age four, Jessen was walking with the assistance of a walker, leg braces, and her foster
mother. Today, Jessen walks with only a small limp. She acts as a voice for the voiceless and hope for the hopeless through
her pro-life activism.
"Death did not prevail over me... and I am so thankful!"
Gianna Jessen proclaims.
|Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen shares her story.|
Melissa Ohden's mother
was a 19-year-old college student when she found out she was pregnant. Under the impression she was less than five months
pregnant, Ohden's biological mother had a saline abortion. Ohden survived the abortion, and was found to be approximately seven
Ohden was adopted, and grew up in a happy, loving family. At just 14 years
of age, she would find out something that would forever change her: she survived an abortion procedure. This prompted Ohden
to search for her biological parents, whom she has contacted and forgiven for attempting to abort her.
Ohden is a well-known pro-life activist and the founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, which seeks to educate the
public about failed abortions and survivors while providing emotional, mental, and spiritual support to abortion survivors.
Today, ASN has reached over 210 abortion survivors.
"Something's wrong when women's empowerment
is based on ending another human being's life," Melissa Ohden states.
|Melissa Ohden tells her story of surviving abortion
Clare Culwell's birth-mother, Tonya Glasby, was 13 years old when she found out she was pregnant.
Her parents pressured her into an abortion, and five months into her pregnancy, she chose abortion. However, the doctors did
not know Tonya was pregnant with twins, and only aborted one of the babies. Culwell remained alive in her mother's womb.
After her abortion, Tonya continued to feel kicking; she realized she was still pregnant. She traveled
to another state to have another abortion, but doctors deemed the procedure too risky.
Culwell was born at seven months gestation with dislocated hips and club feet. Despite the obstacles she faced on account
of the abortion, Culwell thrived from a young age. At age 20, Culwell began to look for her birth-mother, and found her at
a friend's house. She shared memories of her childhood with her birth-mother, forgave her, and thanked her for sparing her
"This is what it looks like to survive an abortion. My hips were dislocated, I had club
feet, and I was in body casts to correct what the abortion had done. But I still deserved to live," Claire Culwell explains.
|Claire Culwell survived abortion. Here's her story.|
A woman in South
Korea was two months pregnant with Josiah Presley, when she decided to have an abortion. A short time after the procedure,
she realized that she was still pregnant: the abortion was unsuccessful. At that time, she decided that she would choose life
for her baby and give him up for adoption.
Josiah Presley was born with a maimed left arm
as a result of the abortion his birth-mother had. He was adopted by a loving family in the United States. He later found out
that his birth-mother attempted to abort him, sparking some hatred in his heart for her. He was later able to grow in a relationship
with the Lord, enabling him to forgive his birth mother for all that she did.
"What makes [preborn
children] different from us besides the fact that they are innocent and can't defend themselves against these huge abortion
bullies killing them," Josiah asks.
|Josiah Presley tells how he survived abortion|
In 1996 in Siberia, Russia,
Nik Hoot's mother chose abortion when she was 24 weeks pregnant, and Hoot was born missing parts of both legs and not
having fully developed fingers. His parents, Marvin and Apryl Woodburn, came to adopt him after being told by a priest that
they "have to respect all forms of life, even those with disabilities."
two years old, Hoot was given his first pair of prosthetic legs. After just a couple of weeks, he was walking around on his
own. He developed a love for sports and played football, baseball, basketball, and today, is a wrestling star. He persevered
through his disability.
Hoot ended his previous wrestling season with 24 wins - even without
all of his limbs. Hoot serves as an inspiration to many of us; if he can accomplish so much, while missing limbs, there is
no limit to what anyone can do, despite the obstacles they may face.
"There are some
things I can't do, but I'll still try, I'll learn how to do it," Nik Hoot says.
abortion are vital to the message of the pro-life movement: they prove that all life, born and preborn, must be respected.
They affirm that all children deserve the right to live, and must be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. We
will never forget the 60 million children who have been lost to abortion and the 44 Senators who voted to allow children born
after abortions to die.
|Abortion survivor Nik Hoot tells his story.|
If you are pregnant and are considering abortion, I ask you to recognize how precious your
little baby is through the testimonies of these five abortion survivors.
|Action Points to Save Babies from Abortion|
1. If you are pregnant and need help, please call CareNet at 1-800-395-HELP. You can be connected with pregnancy center in your area where you can receive
support. Remember... God loves you and your baby too!
2. Learn how mother and baby can get in touch with pro-life Women's Centers to learn about their
options and get the support they need to make a decision in favor of life! Call: 1-800-848-LOVE.
3. Guilt? Anger? Depression? The resources here will help those of you suffering from post-abortion
stress syndrome (PASS ) to find hope and healing. Call: 1-800-5-WE-CARE.
4. Keith and Melody Green's ministry (Last Days Ministries) has an excellent pro-life section on
the web site. Please click here to learn about abortion and what you can do.
5. Talk to your kids and grandkids about the sanctity of life. Public schools, colleges, and universities
are constantly teaching that abortion is OK. The kids in your life need your support to keep them focused on the value of
life and the reasons why abortion is wrong.
7. Contact your Congressmen and state legislators and urge them support anti-abortion legislation. Click here to find your state legislators. Click here to find contact information for your Congressmen.
8. Write letters to the editor. Make your voice heard about your pro-life position. Explain why
abortion is wrong.
9. Vote for
pro-life candidates. Research and support proven anti-abortion candidates. Help elect pro-life men and women to office.
10. Pray for our politicians and that
Roe v. Wade will be repealed. Pray for the mothers whose hearts were broken by abortion. Pray for families whose tables are
not as full as a result of abortion. Prayer is powerful!
that innocent, unborn children are depending on you to give them a voice. Cry out for the babies that never cry!
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