In 1977 Gianna Jessen’s mother walked into an abortion clinic in Los Angeles and attempt to murder her child. For 18 hours Gianna was tortured in her mother’s womb, attacked with a painful and usually deadly saline solution. After 18 hours of this disgusting assault, she was born… alive.
“Instead of dying, after 18 hours of being burned in my mother’s womb, I was delivered alive in an abortion clinic in Los Angeles on April the 6th, 1977. Thankfully, the abortionist was not at work yet. Had he been there, he would have ended my life with strangulation, suffocation, or leaving me there to die. Instead, a nurse called an ambulance, and I was rushed to a hospital.”
Jessen told this story to Congress this past Wednesday as she argued, passionately, against the horror of human abortion.
She continued by then explaining that the attempted murder had left her with life-long disability. Because of the assault, her brain had been starved of oxygen which led to a lifetime battle with cerebral palsy. Her case is a perfect example of the hypocrisy of the pro-abortion movement, arguing that the fight against abortion is a war on women. The TRUE war on women, Jessen argues, is the one being conducted by abortionists against the millions of women that they’ve murdered and the millions of women that they’ve turned into accomplices to murder.
“I would ask Planned Parenthood the following questions: If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were mine? You continuously use the argument, ‘If the baby is disabled, we need to terminate the pregnancy,’ as if you can determine the quality of someone’s life. Is my life less valuable due to my Cerebral Palsy?
You have failed, in your arrogance and greed, to see one thing: it is often from the weakest among us that we learn wisdom—something sorely lacking in our nation today. And it is both our folly and our shame that blinds us to the beauty of adversity.”
But this was just the opening salvo of Jessen’s testimony before Congress against Planned Parenthood. Her real reason for speaking to the assembled politicians was to demand an end to Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, reminding Congress that abortion is evil and God will one day judge us all.
“Planned Parenthood is not ashamed of what they have done or continue to do. But we will have to give an account as a nation, before God, for our apathy and for the murder of over 50 million children in the womb. Every time we falter in courage as individuals and fail to confront this evil, I wonder how many lives have been lost in our silence, while we make sure we are lauded among men and do not offend anyone? How many children have died, and been dismembered, and their parts sold, for our ego, our convenience, and our promiscuity?”
Jessen rightly berates Congress for failing the weakest (and most innocent) in our society, but she also rightly acknowledges the real reason she is alive today.
“I am alive because of the power of Jesus Christ alone, in whom I live, move and have my being. Without Him I would have nothing, and with Him I have all,” Jessen told Congress.
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