Noah died during a miscarriage at 12 weeks and 5 days. His mother willingly shared an amazing photo of his tiny human body so that others could see the humanity of the preborn child with their own eyes.
“If [Noah] could help show one mother considering abortion the beauty of her child,” Noah’s mother said. “Then our loss would be worth it.”
This article describes what happens to babies who are aborted at Noah’s age and younger.
As pro-lifers, we continually work to see babies, mothers, and entire families spared from the tragedy of abortion. While it’s horrific to consider the millions that have died, it’s awesome to take time to reflect on the countless lives that have been saved. Here are a few stories that are cause for celebration!
1) 10,000 Babies!
On Monday, 40 Days for Life launched the final week of its 2015 Spring Campaign with exciting news: Since the first 40 Days for Life in 2007, 10,000 babies have been saved.
Powerful images of preborn babies in the womb who wince and grimace when their moms light up cigarettes are making headlines across the globe. The implications of these pictures reach beyond the harms of smoking during pregnancy; they show the undeniable reality of life in the womb.
Using moving 4D ultrasound scan images, Dr Nadja Reissland monitored babies in the womb at 24, 28, 32, and 36 weeks, and discovered that when mom lit up, baby winced.
The study “monitored 20 mothers attending the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, four of whom smoked an average of 14 cigarettes a day.” And the pictures are chilling.
Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, called “the father of modern genetics,” discovered the cause of Down syndrome. His foundation, the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, cares, conducts research, and advocates on behalf of individuals around the world with Down syndrome.
For World Down Syndrome Day – March 21, 2015 – the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation released a video titled, “Being Different; it’s Normal.” At the end, we are reminded: “To change their lives, let’s change our attitude.”
Noah’s dad writes a delightful blog, informing readers of Noah’s adventures and providing invaluable information to other parents of children with Down syndrome. He writes:
We are doing something really unique by telling the story of our son’s life via one-minute, daily videos. We believe that he has a story worth sharing, and we hope you’ll help us share his story; the story that all children (regardless of a disability) are so worth loving.
ABC 7 reported the gruesome attack of a pregnant Colorado woman who was lured to a home by a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Mother Michelle Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, was reportedly attacked and stabbed by a woman who ripped her preborn child from her body. The suspect then brought the child to the hospital, claiming she had a miscarriage, but the baby did not survive.
Noah – the name means “peace” and “comfort,” and for Lara, this was the perfect name for her son. She was 12 weeks and 5 days pregnant when baby Noah died from a miscarriage. Heartbroken by the loss of her son, Lara wanted his life to have meaning in the world. With this photo of Noah, that dream is becoming a reality.
“Even though he only lived for 12 weeks, Noah was special to me,” Lara told Louisiana Right to Life. “I am blessed that I was able to hold him, to see that he was real. Just like every other mother, this first photo of my child will always be special to me. I am devastated that we lost Noah, but I know that his 12 weeks of life had a purpose. His body reveals the miracle of human life.”
Ask former Planned Parenthood staffer Charjuana Hogan what her impression of the abortion giant is today, and she coins the corporation in four words: “A perception of deception.”
That realization, however, did not cultivate overnight. It brewed within her through the experiences she encountered during her four-year tenure at the abortion facility, and pressed her skepticism until the day she walked out the doors for good.
As a reproductive health assistant, Hogan began her career monitoring individuals who would come to Planned Parenthood for birth control or other services. Her particular branch in Riverside, California, was divided into two sections: reproductive health care and surgery. The surgical side, where abortions were done, was hardly trafficked by Hogan.
But an ever-increasing nudge prodded her that something about working at Planned Parenthood was just not right.
David C. Reardon presented the stories of many post-abortive women in his book Aborted Women: Silent No More. The women who told their stories in Aborted Women: Silent No More came from many different walks of life, but they all had one thing in common – they regretted their abortions deeply and wish they had made a different choice.
Many pro-choice activists know that despite the pro-choice movement’s propaganda that claims abortion is beneficial to women, at least some women suffer from grief and guilt after their abortions. It is an undeniable fact, as anyone can see by the sheer number of women seeking out emotional healing from organizations such as Silent No More and Project Rachel. A Google search for “post abortion support” yields over 10 million pages. It’s clear that many women struggle emotionally after their abortions.
Pro-choice activists, however, do not want to admit in public what they may be forced to acknowledge in private. They fear that “anti-choice” people will use their own words against them if they admit that abortion causes emotional trauma.
Such fears are expressed by one clinic escort who, in a moment of honesty, shares her feelings in a pro-choice book. She says:
Becky Yeh’s article published on February 21, 2015 gave quotes from Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, that shed light on her racist and eugenicist views. For example:
We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Yeh also mentions that Sanger spoke at a KKK meeting.
Although Margaret Sanger is hailed as a hero among many pro-choice organizations, occasionally pro-choicers are forced to defend her from charges of racism- and this can be difficult, since we have so many examples of awful things she said.
March is Women’s History Month, a time to remember the women in the past who worked and sacrificed to give today’s women many of the rights we take for granted.
Early suffragists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony paved the way for women to become active in politics, but many people don’t know that the most outspoken, vocal, and influential feminists of the 1800s were pro-life.