Note: This remarkable essay was authored by Anna Baber. It explores the issue of abortion and introduces two women fighting for the unborn child's right to life.
How many of you know of Gianna Jessen or Lila Rose? They are individuals who believe abortion and the mission of Planned Parenthood is wrong. Plenty believe abortion is wrong, so the question that everyone asks: Why are 4000 babies aborted every day? Sometimes those against abortion do nothing about it, except for Gianna Jessen and Lila Rose, who are actively fighting abortion.
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Gianna Jessen survived an abortion when her seventeen-year-old mother was seven months pregnant. She aborted Gianna by saline injection, where saline is injected into the uterus. Only a few hours later she was supposed to give birth to a dead baby. Instead, Gianna was born alive.
Because of the abortion, Gianna has cerebral palsy. She can walk, however and doesn’t have much brain damage.
She moved through multiple homes before finally getting adopted by Diana DePaul.
Diana told Gianna about her abortion when she was twelve years old. Gianna didn’t feel any bitterness; instead accepted a unique reason for her cerebral palsy.
Soon her story started to get out. She became very involved in pro-life causes and spoke often about her testimony and the gospel. She has a beautiful voice and wonderful stage presence.
Jessica Shaver Renshaw, author of Gianna, writes about one of the youth rallies she held.
“Here was one who had been rejected and could still love, who had suffered and yet did not want revenge, who had been put to death and yet lived. A girl who limped and got colds and lost her train of thought and fell down at awkward moments—a girl as vulnerable as each girl there—and yet she thanked God for life.”
As Gianna puts it, “I’m an ordinary girl who came into the world in an extraordinary way.”
Gianna’s story shows millions of people that a baby is a baby from conception. Her story reflects the forgiving nature of God, when she completely forgave her birth mother for aborting her.
Lila Rose is an undercover pro-life investigator, disguising herself and going into abortion clinics, saying she is pregnant. She has camcorders hidden on her person, recording what counselors say to her.
This is a clip from a World Magazine article by Alisa Harris.
I will pick up right after Lila Rose disguised as a fourteen-year-old said that she was pregnant with her 31-year-old boyfriend’s child.
“When the [abortion] counselor told the girl that her parents needed to give consent to her abortion the girl asked, ‘Can we talk about that more? Because I…don’t want my parents to know.’ The counselor told her to talk to the health counselor manager: ‘I know sometimes she does bend the rules a little bit.’ Then she assured the girl that Planned Parenthood can’t disclose anything that happens within its walls to the 14-year-old’s parents, and that anyone with the same last name can sign.”
According to the article, a parent must consent to a miner’s abortion, not just anyone with the same last name. An adult who made a minor pregnant had abused her, and that must be immediately reported to the law enforcement.
She posted the recordings on YouTube, exposing what really goes on behind closed doors.
Planned Parenthood wants to get Rose sued or in jail. They have posted pictures of her as a blonde as well as a brunette in their offices so that workers can recognize her when she’s undercover.
Rose’s story is one of courage and determination to bring Planned Parenthood to its knees.
We need more people like Lila Rose and Gianna Jessen who are willing to risk persecution to fight for the unborn. Let us try to be like them. Without warriors, we will lose the battle. We can’t leave a handful of people to fight the battle all Christians should be fighting. And with God on our side, we are sure to succeed.
So let us be a voice for the voiceless and a hope for the hopeless.