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Survivor’s pain

Those who survive suffer a unique, tragic pain.

Those who survive abortion suffer a unique, tragic pain.  A student wrote on our free speech board, “I lost a brother and sister to abortions. Remember Hitler’s Final Solution? Same result.”

by Jacqueline Hawkins

As a newbie pro-life missionary, I didn’t quite grasp the emotional damage done to abortion survivors.  I had, perhaps foolishly, assumed that children who just missed the slaughter house by a last-minute decision would be happy that their parents chose life.  I figured they might have a closer relationship with their parents because of their ultimate, life-affirming decision.  That’s a nice thought, right?

But given the testimonies of a few students, I’m starting to realize that things aren’t all happily-ever-afters, smiles and giggles.  The fact that your mother and father — the people that gave you life and hold the sacred duty of protecting and nurturing you — almost killed you …  Well, it’s a revelation that pierces the heart and soul, no matter what the parents’ life-affirming sentiment may be now.

At Tennessee Tech, a young woman told volunteer Christy McKinney that she had recently learned that her mother had wanted to abort her at 6 months.  She felt very hurt and became tearful at times during the conversation.  The only reason she was alive was because her grandmother stepped in and vouched for her.  The pictures really hit home for her.  Who can understand the pain and betrayal this girl felt, besides another survivor?

At Wake Technical Community College, a young woman stared at the picture of the first-trimester victim.  “That was almost me,” she told CBR’s Bill and Jeanette Schultz.  “But it was a botched abortion and I survived.”  The student was not angry about the photos, but she was extremely angry and bitter about what her mother tried to do to her.  This wasn’t a change of heart at the last minute.  Her mother made her choice, the hit man was hired and the execution was completed.  By the grace of God, the young woman escaped with her life.

Throughout the conversation, the girl never smiled and her demeanor was one of disgust and hardness.  She told Bill and Jeanette that she has no relationship at all with her mother and did not want one, ever.  They spoke with her about the need for forgiveness — if only for her own peace of mind.  On this day, it was not possible for her.  However, her pain and anger gave her empathy for her suffering brothers and sisters.  As she departed, she said she would never want this to happen to anyone and that it was good that we were there with the pictures.

How sickening it must be for survivors to live in a society that promoted and even now celebrates their own attempted murder.

Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.

Is she really pro-choice?

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by Fletcher Armstrong

Continuing our See you in the funny papers series (explanation), this one from the Grand Valley State University Lanthorn.

Sara:  The important part about choice people don’t understand is that it is about giving every woman her own voice to make her own decisions.  If you don’t agree with abortion, don’t get one, but don’t force other women to believe that same things.

CBR Response:  Sara, we all want choices, but the choice of abortion kills another human being, often by decapitation and dismemberment.  If you doubt that, then please watch the video at www.abortionno.org.

You claim to be pro-choice, but forgive me if I doubt you on that.  I don’t know where you are politically, but people on the political left are not pro-choice at all.  I am much more pro-choice than they.

For example, unlike most on the extreme left, I believe Big Government shouldn’t force me to pay for my neighbor’s abortions.  You say, “If you don’t agree with abortion, don’t get one.”  Very clever, but your political allies are doing everything possible to force me to pay for somebody else’s abortions.  How is that “pro-choice”?

Many on the far left believe that if I am in medical school or nursing school, I should be forced to participate in abortions as a condition of getting my medical degree.  I should have no conscience protections.  How is that “pro-choice”?

Unlike many on the left, I think I should be able to choose for myself what kind of medical insurance I buy (or sell).  The current Administration has said that Big Government should decide for me what kind of insurance I can buy and even whether I must take the blue pill or the red pill.  How is that “pro-choice”?

But all choices have limits.  The way I learned it down on the farm, your right to swing your fist ends where somebody else’s nose begins.  When your choices cause death, harm, or risk of harm to another human being, then that is one circumstance in which Government, acting on behalf of civilized society, should step in to protect the weaker from the stronger.  That’s why we have laws against murder, rape, fraud, speeding, dumping toxic waste, etc.

We all want choices, but the choice of abortion kills, often by decapitation and dismemberment, another human being.

BTW, I should point out that slave-owners could make the same argument you made, i.e., “If you don’t agree with slavery, don’t own one.”

Finally, if you can prove that the preborn child is not a living human being, but something less than human, then I’m more pro-choice than anybody.  Can you offer that proof?

Pro-Life On Campus at North Carolina State University

All-Star pro-life student Aubrey Griffin exposes the deeds of darkness.

All-star pro-life student Aubrey Griffin exposes the deeds of darkness.

by Jacqueline Hawkins

North Carolina State University student Aubrey Griffin is a pro-life all-star!  The industrious young woman is the President of the NCSU Students for Life (SFL).  Having seen how effective GAP was when we came in 2014, she and her comrades brought us back for an encore performance.

Both days were filled with intellectual discussion and debate.  There was a pro-abort protest group, but they seemed rather halfhearted about the whole thing.  Their presence, although perfunctory, brought even more attention to the pictures!

I love it when a plan comes together!

Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.

Pro-Life on Campus at University of North Carolina Greensboro

Jane Bullington addresses members of the huge pro-abort throng.

Jane Bullington addresses members of the huge pro-abort throng at UNCG.

by Jacqueline Hawkins

At high noon of Day 2, they descended upon us with rage and fury.  It was our first time at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG).

Day 1 of the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) had been cold and rainy, so almost no one stopped.  But everyone saw the pictures, and they held their response for better weather.  Along with the sunshine, their opportunity for hysteria had now arrived.

They came with notebook paper signs, vulgar chants, and even satanic ritual, but we held our ground and let the signs do the work.  Seasoned GAP veterans said this protest was one of the largest and most vitriolic they had ever seen.  The protesters stayed all afternoon, until we carried away the last sign.

The shouting, jeering crowd was perhaps wearisome at times, but their 5-hour exposure to the GAP display was a huge victory.  If 3 seconds gets the point across, who knows what 5 hours can do?

But it wasn’t just the pro-aborts who responded.  After seeing our signs, Ashton boldly announced that she would organize a new pro-life club on campus.  At the end of the day, 3 brave pro-life students pitched in and helped us break down the display as their peers vented their rage.  Talk about guts!  They had never met each other before, but now they were working on their first pro-life project together!

Pro-Life on Campus at UNCG was a huge success!  Thank you for supporting our work!

Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.