Baby survives chemical abortion – 40 Days for Life


Pre-born babies fight to live. We fight for them, too.

In its one-week e-mail update on February 21, the 40 Days for Life Campaign shared the exciting news that prayer warriors participating in the campaign have already served over 60 women. In addition to helping women find prenatal care and pregnancy assistance, the campaign has also begun saving the lives of children who were carried by abortion-minded women.


File photo: Woman holds up ultrasound image of unborn child.

One baby in particular has an unusual and quite amazing story. He or she has survived not one, but two attempts at being chemically aborted. The RU-486 process involves two pills: one deprives the fetus of oxygen and nutrition, while the other expels the baby from its mother’s womb. In the case of this miraculous baby, neither pill did its job either time – a felix culpa indeed.

An RN who manages a pregnancy assistance bus outside an abortion facility where the 40 Days for Life campaign is present recalled the story:

Earlier this week a young lady came to the bus thinking that she might be pregnant.

She explained that she had taken the pills (RU 486) to abort a baby in December at 4 weeks pregnant, and then took more pills in January two weeks later because the repeat pregnancy test showed a weak positive. Then on January 10th it was negative.  This was all done in a certain abortion facility.

The test in our bus this week was positive. The ultrasound we performed showed that she was 14 weeks and 4 days pregnant and she became very angry. She realized that they had taken her money, and had lied to her. She did not want the baby because she does not like the father of the baby, who she says raped her.  She was very conflicted about the size of the baby, saying that she could handle taking a pill, but she could not handle going through a procedure. 

Thanks to the attention of the nurse who followed up repeatedly, and the prayers of the many 40 Days for Life participants, this mother has decided to carry her pregnancy to term. The ultrasound image of her baby’s little beating heart and fetal movements won over her heart, and we look forward to many stories like this one before the 13th 40 Days for Life Campaign reaches its conclusion this spring.

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