Jennifer Karcher is a beautiful, caring 23-year-old who is alive today because her parents refused to take their doctor’s advice to abort her. I talked with Jennifer and got her powerful story of survival.
1) Tell me about the time your parents were pressured to consider abortion.
2) How did your parents make the decision to continue their pregnancy?
My parents went to their pastor at the time and asked what to do, given the circumstance of possibly aborting me. The pastor told my mom and dad you can trust God’s plan for nine months, or you can fear for nine months and risk an amazing life that God has picked to give you.
They trusted God with the pregnancy and chose not to fear the possibilities, they leaned into His truth and trusted that my life would be a healthy one…which it has!
3) How did you feel when you found out you could have been aborted?
I remember finding out that I was supposed to be aborted in middle school, but it didn’t hit me until I was in college. I grew up living what you call a “normal life.” I had friends almost anywhere I went, I was involved with sports, had good grades, worked during high school/college, life as I knew it was good.
I didn’t realize the impact of my life until I was in college when I was asked to share my life story. I saw God’s hand in my life before I was even a thought, and He used my parent’s faith to allow my life to happen. Because they believe in His truth, they decided to have me.
If my parents did not have their faith rooted in Jesus Christ, I most likely would not be here to tell the story. I am so thankful for His power to save and bring life to people all around the world. I feel that my life is a miracle, and it shows that anything is possible when God is on your side (which He always is, even if you can’t see it). Til this day, I find it insane how God wanted me here for a very specific purpose, and I am so thankful that I get to tell the story firsthand.
4) Why are you pro-life?
I feel that God has a specific plan for every person that He creates, which happens before the child is born. I am for every child having a chance at this thing we call life. I cannot say it enough, but God has purpose for life for every single person on this planet and having the chance to live is a gift in itself.
5) Where are you at now in life?
Jennifer told me she is forever grateful for God’s love, the abundant joy she has in Him, a healthy life, and her friends and family.
I am thankful Jennifer’s parents refused to abort her. Her life is a gift to this world. I know she’s making it a better place.