To anyone else casually passing by us in the airport, we’re just two women, two friends, laughing probably a bit too loudly, our words rattling off at a clip of what seems to be a mile a minute, as we perch on our seats, trying to squeeze a lifetime of conversation into the span of […]
I am excited about this opportunity to work with LifeNews to share a perspective on building a culture of life and working in the pro-life movement that is unique—that of an abortion survivor. I am equally excited about how my regular blogging here will provide readers of LifeNews with more knowledge of survivors and our experiences, which I hope will provide readers with real-life examples to strengthen their position on life and motivate them to keep moving forward in creating a culture of life.
Although the exact figure of late term abortions and late term abortion survivors is not clear, the truth is that late term abortions happen more often than most people want to think. We know that Gosnell’s abortion facility is not the only “house of horrors” in this country. Live Action’s recent Inhuman investigation has shed further light on the normalcy of the abortion industry’s practices, including late term abortions and infanticide. Try as abortion supporters might to deny the hard truth, I am not a myth.
Knowing this, we could then estimate that minimally there are 75 children who survive abortions in the U.S. each year. Forty years of legalized abortion with a minimal number of 75 children surviving would equate with approximately 3,000 survivors in the U.S. alone. Minimally.
My experience with survivors, however, tells me that the number is much greater than this, and even more so, that the stories of our lives and what we’ve experienced, is something that can’t be measured. Over the past 5 ½ years I have heard from or met other abortion survivors continuously. I have now been in contact with over 127 other survivors, with the majority coming from here in the U.S.
After 40 years, the language and therefore the discussion has shifted. Yes, there are many who are still uneducated or under-educated about human development and the dynamics surrounding abortion. But while there are many who want to deny the truth about abortion–because the truth is hard to bear–overall, there appears to be a new conversation that has developed about abortion.
The paradox is at the same time the conversation/dialogue/discussion moved past the old euphemisms in the direction of life, the inner logic of death has also moved on to claim new victims.
As published in National Right to Life’s News Today on February 20, 2013 Editor’s note. Melissa, the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977, speaks all over the world including at the last two National Right to Life Conventions. She has graciously agreed to write on occasion for National Right to Life News Today. […]
Children surviving abortions. Children surviving abortions and being left to die. Very seldom do many in our world think about these circumstances, because, frankly, it seems impossible and at the same time horrifying. And if these kinds of circumstances are considered, let’s be honest: most people think that failed abortions and children left to die […]