Friday, January 28, 2011

50 Million Babies

Hard to imagine 50 million babies.

This past Sunday was Sanctity of Life Sunday in commemoration of the passage of Roe vs. Wade. It was a sad commemoration because the latest statistics show 50 million babies have been aborted since 1973 when Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion. We lit 50 candles representing the 50 million babies the world never celebrated. 

We had a special speaker, Claire Culwell, an abortion survivr. It is a strange, sad, wonderful story. Her mother was only 13 when she learned she was pregnant with Claire. The young teen's mother took her to an abortion center and she had an abortion.

That aborted baby was Claire's twin. Not for two months did the young teen mother learn that she was still pregnant. 

Delivered 2 months premature, Claire was saddled with many physical problems but she is a fighter and she survived and was adopted into a loving home. 

She is still a fighter, outspoken for life. Her tone, however, was amazingly forgiving. She asked us to pray.....for the abortion providers. She reminded us that the only way we will make an impact is to speak boldly in love. 

With the staggering statistic that 43% of all women have had an abortion, it has become a medical need to treat the women who years later still suffer the effects of PTS or post traumatic stress from the depression and guilt associated with their decision. 

Every abortion involves three people—a mother, a baby and a father. More and more men have expressed their grief over the loss of a baby through their partner's abortion. 

It may be considered a woman's choice, but it also effects a baby and a man.

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  1. Thank you for a beautiful post on a rather ugly subject. I like your last statement...
    "It may be considered a woman's choice, but it also effects a baby and a man." People never think about that.

  2. Oh yes, this holocaut in our midst affects future syblings and grandparents too. May we be committed to talking about the issue OFTEN and with GRACE. If the Church only addresses it once a year, how can women receive the healing that Jesus longs to give them? How will our society learn about the true emotional and physical costs of abortion?
    Thank you for speaking out!

  3. What an emotional video.Thank-you for taking the time to share this video and to write on this subject.
    God Bless,

  4. What an amazing story Claire has to tell. I wish everyone who is considering an abortion could hear it. 50 million babies really is hard to imagine. What a tragedy. Thank you for sharing this post on this important subject.

  5. I appreciate this young woman's testimony and her loving forgiving attitude. Powerful!

  6. this is an amazing story..that claire survived...and is speaking a miracle in itself. always amazes me when a woman is pregnant and wants her child..she calls the unborn my baby...and when she doesn't...she refers to it as a fetus.


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