Failed Abortion

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In 2000, 19-years-old Gianna Jessen explained her life to a of U.S. congressmen group: “my biological mother was 17 years old and was 7 and half months pregnant when she decided to abort me by the process of saline injection. I am the person that she aborted. I lived instead of dying. My mother was at the clinic and doctors programmed the abortion at 9 in the morning. Fortunately, the abortionist was not in the clinic when I was born at 6 am on April 6 1977. I hurried. I am sure that if he had been there, I wouldn’t be here today because his job is to end life and not save it. Some people say that I am a “failed abortion; the result of a badly done job.”

This is the summary of her life. But this would not be a complete story if we do not know the life of her mother. A journalist finds her and got the interview. Her name is Tina and told her that a member of her family tried to rape her as a child. When she was 10 her parents divorced. In adolescence and young adulthood she felt a sense of abandonment and lack of affection that caused her depression and anxiety. She suffered from compulsive overeating disorder and weighed 145 kg. She became depressed again but this time she have decided to not to eat and weighed 55 kg. In these circumstances she met a young man and fell in love of him. He left her pregnant and disappeared. She wanted to have the child, to the point of becoming vegetarian to ensure child’s health. But her “friends” and “family” advised her to abort. And the main instigator of abortions in the US arrived: Planned Parenthood. We assume the other part of the history, until we relates it with the start of the story…

José Antonio Calvo B.

 

One Response to Failed Abortion

  1. I read that story it is so powerful. Nice post. You have permission to use my abortion poem if you have a heart to help women be set free from their guilt. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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