She is fortunate that she wasn't just left in a bucket to die.
The people took care of her and she lived. I'm sure many
others are not as fortunate as she was. She is now a
productive and helpful member of society. I wonder if her
birth mother has a clue.
Abortion survivor to tell story at rally
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
By AMY WHITE
BEE STAFF WRITER
January 15, 2005
Gianna Jessen came into the world as a surprise. Her 17-year-old mother
knew she was pregnant. She also knew she didn't want to be. She
underwent an abortion procedure, having toxic saline solution injected
into the womb during the third trimester.
Jessen, then in the womb for 7½ months, spent 18 hours in the
solution. "It burns the baby inside and out," she said. "(The mother) is to
deliver a dead baby within 24 hours." But when a 2-pound Jessen
emerged, she was alive.
"I did not die that day," Jessen said. "I was delivered alive in a Los
Angeles County abortion clinic in a room full of teenage girls who had
already had the saline injections and were feeling their children die inside
Jessen will tell her story Friday at a Sanctity of Life Rally in Modesto
sponsored by the "11th Hour" TV program.
"Never say never," she said in a recent phone interview. "A person and
God always have the opportunity to progress. No matter what point you
are at, you can always do something, even if it is just the tiniest thing."
Jessen said she never dwelled on feelings of rejection, and someday
wants to have or adopt children herself.
Louise Shatswell, producer of "The 11th Hour," said she hopes those who
hear Jessen will be touched by her story and "that their eyes will be
opened to the reality of life at that stage of life."
Shatswell thinks Jessen's appearance brings another view to a society that
endorses the idea that "if you don't want it, get rid of it," she said. "I don't
believe the majority of people who get abortions are really informed about
what they are doing.
[edit on 1/16/2005 by FlyersFan]