Survivor Testimonies From Around the World
Although there are only a handful of abortion survivors who publicly share of their survival through ministry and often through pro-life advocacy, the reality is that many more survivors exist in our world. Whenever abortion survivors speak at events or participate in media interviews, we often meet and hear from other survivors, many of whom always thought they were "the only one." Here are the stories of many of those survivors. Some wish to remain anonymous, while others share more, in the hopes to give a name to children who are rendered nameless, faceless, and voiceless in our world--the preborn, who are victims of abortion.
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I'm a Survivor,
When my mom was pregnant with me, my dad was in prison for polygamy. My mom did not know what to do. She went to the doctors office. He told her I was just a blob and gave her something to take that would cause her body to abort me. Well, it did not work. I came into being. Later, someone who prayed for me, said that she had a vision that Gods hands were on my moms stomach, keeping me from coming out. God saved me that day, and has been setting me free ever since. This has had a very big impact on my life. Praise God He is Big, and has been with me my whole life.
Alive and well, Brenda Green, (blog, heartstouchinghearts.blogspot.com)
"When I went to meet my birthmother when I was twenty-one, she told me that before making an adoption plan for me, she first tried to abort me. Unbelievably to me, I had survived a partial birth abortion." Anonymous Male, Canada.
"I never thought it was a big deal until now," remarked a woman in her early adulthood, about knowing through her parents own admissions that they had tried to abort her. "They showed such remorse over what they had done and they've shown me love throughout my life, so I never have asked them what, exactly, the abortion involved." Anonymous Female, originally from Nigeria, now living in the U.S.
"I grew up knowing that my parents had tried to abort me. I never asked what, exactly, had happened, because my parents were abusive to me throughout my childhood, but they told me time and time again that they had tried to abort me, and they wished that it would have worked like it was supposed to." Anonymous Adolescent Female, originally from Central America, now living in Canada.
Terri LaPoint always knew there was a "deep, dark family secret" and that it involved her, but she could never figure it out. Now she knows. She survived an abortion attempt. Her twin sister
Leanne did not. God hid Terri from the abortionist and thus she lived. This was in 1965, when abortion was not legal, but in the words of a relative, "everyone knew where the Drs were that would do
abortions." She was raised by her grandparents, while her mother was in and out of her life. She now understands that the behavior of her mother that never made sense is quite typical of
Terri has been drawn toward birth work, long before she knew the truth about her own birth, as a childbirth educator, doula, and midwife assistant. For many years she has studied what babies in the womb are capable of: taste, hearing, intention, and memories. The baby in the womb, from the point of conception, is a PERSON, Constitutionally entitled to Life. Terri is the founder of Birth Freedom Network, a group committed to securing the right for women to use their birth canals for the purpose it was designed (and the freedom to choose homebirth and a midwife). And the birth canal was not designed as a vessel for death, but for life. Terri desires to be a voice for the voiceless, and is willing to speak to any group that would like to hear her.
Her life verse is Genesis 50:20 - "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Terri lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She has been a guest on the Dr. Gina show and Focus on Life.
"I survived a partially botched abortion involving twins, with myself being the surviving half, and my sister not so much. I'm 58 years old now, and still trying to come to terms with what has happened to me. I am determined, however, to continue forward in my life"---Anonymous Male, United States.