Seeing the fruits of our labor doesn’t happen everyday in the pro-life community. But when a baby is saved from abortion, all glory be to God!
June 10, 2013 started out like any other day at “Allen County Right to Life” in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Everyone was working on projects for upcoming events. I was making calls regarding our Banquet dinner in October when my cell phone rang. It was my oldest daughter, Ali. I answered the phone and she informed me that a friend of hers had called her and asked if she would drive her to her appointment today at the abortion clinic. I sat stunned for a moment thinking why is this girl calling my daughter knowing that my daughter is against abortion. Ali asked me if she should go with her friend, and as stunned as I was, I immediately said “yes! She is going to need you!”
I asked that she stop into my office first before she takes her into the clinic. I knew the resources we had could save this child’s life. Ali agreed to bring her to the office before heading to the clinic. “Allen County Right to Life” is right beside the abortion clinic and two doors down from us is “The Hope Center” where they have an ultrasound machine.
I immediately let everyone in the office know what was going on. Julie Perkins, Executive Director of “Women’s Health Link”, and I started working on a plan. When my daughter arrived we immediately jumped into action working on saving this child’s life and also this woman from a lifetime of guilt. Ali’s friend agreed to allow an ultrasound and what she saw, saved her child’s life. She was 9 weeks pregnant and she started crying as soon as she saw her child on the screen.
Being a pro-life Christian and just trying to be faithful to Gods plan we sometimes don’t get to see the miracles that we are a part of. We occasionally lose site of God’s path because we don’t see the end result. Mother Theresa says it best “God doesn’t ask us to be successful, he asks us to be faithful”.
Feb 5th, 2014, I got to hold the child that was almost aborted on June 10th, 2013. He came into this world weighting 9 lbs, 9 oz. and is beautiful. Welcome to the world Blake!
The reason I fight so hard for the unborn is because I was saved from abortion when my birth-mother changed her mind back in 1972, after being brutally raped at the age of 17. She abandoned me at a hospital 2 hours after I was born. Saving lives has been a part of my daily routine for a long time, as today I am a firefighter and a medic. I have been named the “Fighter for Life” by my friends in South Africa! I am so blessed to have been able to follow God’s path that he so intricately laid out for me all those years ago. I know that these blessings are from a scared, selfless, 17 year old girl.
Along with my busy schedule working as a medic/firefighter, I am also the founder of “Living Exceptions”. Living Exceptions is an organization made up of individuals who were conceived in rape or incest and teaches pro-lifers how to be 100% pro-life and not make exceptions for the lives that are less convenient. You can connect with a pro-life speaker at www.LivingExceptions.com.
I have dedicated my life to saving lives, born and unborn!
Here is a picture of me standing in the very office where this baby was saved!