Can you imagine not giving babies their basic human rights, no matter how they entered our world? My name is Gianna Jessen, born 31 years ago after a failed abortion. I’m a survivor, as are many others…but if Barack Obama had his way, I wouldn’t be here.

Unfortunately, Barack Obama voted four times against affording these babies their most basic human right. I have serious concerns about Senator Obama’s record and views on this issue, given he voted against these protections four times as a state Senator. Just as abuse victims share their stories to educate the public, fight for the common good and hope that as a result politicians do what’s right, I felt it was important to come forward and give these new born babies a voice.

I am living proof these babies have a right to live, and I invite you to learn more about Senator Obama’s record on this important issue.

-Abortion Survivor Gianna Jessen

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Oct. 17, 2008 at 8:57 PM wow, I didn't know there were grown-up survivors!

Rock on Gianna, those babies need a voice.

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Oct. 17, 2008 at 9:12 PM

Thanks for posting this.It is factual.A friend sent me an interview of Gianna Jessen.I'm happy this woman has the courage to speak out.

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Oct. 18, 2008 at 12:39 AM

I read about this girl years ago in a magazine when I was a teenager and still remember her story..Thanks for posting this. Just to add something else...

 If Barak obama has his way he said  "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.  That's the first thing that I'd do."  -- Senator Barack Obama, speaking to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, July 17, 2007.                  The purpose of this bill (FOCA) is to invalidate all limits on abortion.

I think what sums it all up for me is this..."         FOCA at a stroke would reverse many of the gains won by the pro-life movement in the US in the last twenty years. It would overturn state abortion reporting requirements in all 50 states; forty-four states' laws concerning parental involvement; forty states' laws on restricting later-term abortions; forty-six states' conscience protection laws for individual health care providers; twenty-seven states' conscience protection laws for institutions; thirty-eight states' bans on partial-birth abortions; thirty-three states' laws on requiring counselling before an abortion; and sixteen states' laws concerning ultrasounds before an abortion. While it may be permissible to vote for a candidate "in spite of" his support for abortion, "it seems we are morally obliged to establish a proportionate reason sufficient to justify the destruction of 45 million human persons through abortion."

If a candidate, however, "pledges - through an instrument such as FOCA - to eliminate all existing limitations against abortion, it is that much more doubtful whether voting for him or her can ever be morally justified under any circumstance,"                      

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