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Scots Catholic Blog
|Posted on August 13, 2013 at 8:11 AM|
American woman Gianna Jessen (pictured) makes a passionate plea to the people of Victoria, Australia in this youtube video filmed back in 2008, as she talks about our own experience as someone who survived a saline abortion.
Gianna speaks about how she started suffering from cerebral palsy as a result of being starved of oxygen while she fought to stay alive in her mother's womb. She now, however, sees this condition as a gift and asks: "if abortion is about women's rights, then what were mine? There was not a radical feminist standing up and yelling about how my rights were being violated that day; in fact, my life was being snuffed out in the name of women's rights."
Despite her adopted mother being told by doctors that Gianna "will never be anything" she is now able to walk and live a perfectly normal, healthy life.
Gianna, who has met and forgiven her biological mother, also tackles the lack of comfort some people may feel about talking about God and Jesus saying "He is the Creator, He gave me life!"
It is a very passionate speech and is worth viewing, whatever your stance on abortion. Please check out the youtube links, below, which contain both parts of Gianna's speech.
Further, if you are considering an abortion or have had an abortion and want to talk to someone, please see our Abortion Help and Advice section for links to services where people can help.