Abortion Survivor: ‘If Abortion Is Merely About Women’s Rights, Then What Were Mine?’

By Melanie Arter | September 23, 2016 | 3:09pm EDT
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen told the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that abortion advocates can never answer the question, “if abortion is merely about women’s rights,” what were her rights as the survivor of a saline abortion.

“Often when I’m in the midst of abortion advocates, they never can answer this one question, and it is this: If abortion is merely about women’s rights, then what were mine?” Jessen said.


Jessen said she was listening “to the great round of applause” of abortion rights supporters at the hearing examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, adding that she would lay down her life for anyone at the hearing and quoted John 15:13.

The Born Alive Infants Protection Act (HR 3504), which would amend Title 18 of the U.S. code, “to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”

“I’ve been listening to the great round of applause for the ending the lives of these children, but these very same people behind me applauding, I would like to tell you that, if need be, I would lay my life down for you, because no greater love has a man than this, than to lay down his life for his friend,” she said.

“And so as I listen to you applaud for death, I want to tell you how valuable you are, and to America, I would say this: wake up, and we are so worried about every single other issue under the sun, and we don’t talk about this one,” Jessen said.

“We’re embarrassed about the social issues. We’re embarrassed by the people that love God, and we’re embarrassed by defending the most vulnerable among us, and we wonder why we have people killing each other,” she added.

“We have got our priorities wrong. We have abandoned God. We are embarrassed by him, and we will not remain free without him, so I would call on my nation to repent. What a word. We don’t say that anymore, but I would call on my nation … that God would wake us up,” Jessen concluded.

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