Five-year-old girl alive today because mother cancels abortion after reading pro-life article

The mother of a five-year-old girl has revealed how her daughter is alive today because she decided not to have an abortion after reading an article by a pro-life journalist.

In 2014, Matt Walsh, who writes for The Blaze and The Daily Wire, read a ‘goodbye letter’ from a mother to her unborn child, posted online shortly before she was due to have an abortion.

Hoping to dissuade the anonymous woman from going through with the abortion, Matt  responded with a letter of his own.

The father of four reminded the woman of the love she already had for her unborn child and the potential future that would be cut short if she went ahead with the termination.

He wrote: “I felt the uneasiness. I felt the sense of loss. I felt the desperation. And I felt the love. I did. I really did.

“You love your child. You want your child to be happy. You said that yourself, and I believe you. But this is not the way, friend. This is not the way.”

While the mother said in her letter that she would meet the child again when she was next pregnant, Matt said that wasn’t true.

“You can choose death or choose life, but there will not be a redo or a second chance. This is it. This is everything.

“You can have other kids, but you will never have this one again. This one, with her vast potential and incredible promise. She is here now, she is living now, and there is a place in this world for her.”

He pleaded with her to consider the potential future she would be missing out on, concluding: “Think about the future. Think about your little one. There is still time to change your mind. You still have a choice. Please, give your child a chance. Choose life.”

It’s unknown what happened next to the writer of the ‘goodbye letter’ and her baby. But, earlier this month, Matt learned his response did have a life-saving impact.

Matt was contacted by a different woman who had read his article when it was first published five and a half years ago.

The woman had just taken an abortion pill, but started to regret her decision after reading what Matt had written.

Later that night, she saw an advert for abortion pill reversal and decided she would try and save her baby.

Matt said: “Long story short, her daughter turned 5 this year. She now has a beautiful family. She chose life and does not regret it, to put it mildly.”

He added: “What amazing courage. The role I played was very small but I’m grateful to know that at least one thing I’ve published in my years of doing this has made a difference for at least one family.

“Most of all, I’m grateful that one child was spared the fate 60 million others have suffered.”

According to pro-life think tank the Charlotte Lozier Institute, medical abortions involve taking two abortion pills with the second set of pills being taken 24-72 hours after the first. It is sometimes possible to reverse the effects of the first drug if the woman hasn’t yet taken the second.The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a 2500-member organisation, supports offering abortion reversal pills to women who regret initiating the abortion pill process, after appropriate informed consent.

Former Government minister backs legal challenge against ‘DIY’ abortions

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A healthcare professional and former Government minister have given their backing to a legal challenge against the UK Government’s over its decision to allow ‘DIY’ abortions in the UK.

The Christian Legal Centre filed an urgent application for a Judicial Review on 31 March shortly after the Government unveiled what is the biggest change to UK abortion law since 1967.

In an expert witness statement for the High Court challenge, Dr Gregory Gardner, a longstanding GP and honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham, highlights the risk of serious injury and harm to women self-administering abortion pills.

“The introduction of home abortions as proposed (notwithstanding the presence of a Covid-19 pandemic) is a policy that is more likely than not to depart from the essential tenets of duty of care through proper clinical assessment, thereby raising the risk of serious injury and harm being done to women self-administering Mifepristone and Misoprostol at home,” Dr Gardner wrote.

In addition to citing risks of infection, haemorrhage, psychological trauma, and risk of future preterm birth, Dr Gardner explains how the Government’s decision could result in more women being coerced into unwanted abortions.

He said: “It will be difficult if not impossible to verify by phone or video whether a woman is undergoing any kind of duress to have an abortion. There does not seem to have been any consideration given to this in the proposed change in policy. There will be women who need delicate counselling to discover coercion or other forms of abuse.”

Former Government minister Ann Widdecombe has also written a statement to the high court in support of the legal challenge.

In her statement, the former Shadow Health Secretary reveals the history of the legislation which has enabled health services in England, Scotland & Wales to roll out ‘DIY’ abortions.

During a parliamentary debate in 1990, Miss Widdecombe raised concerns that an amendment to abortion legislation, allowing the Health Secretary to designate “a class of places” as suitable for abortions would inadvertently pave the way for ‘DIY’ home abortions.

However, the author of the amendment, Robert Key MP, dismissed Miss Widdecombe’s concerns and accused the then Conservative MP of speaking from “the whip issued by the pro-life group” and misleading Parliament.

The Health Secretary at the time, Kenneth Clarke, then assured MPs that the legislation was not intended to legalise home abortions and that abortion drugs would only be “administered only in closely regulated circumstances under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner”.

Despite these assurances, the Department of Health and Social Care announced last month that it would allow ‘DIY’ abortions to take place in England for the duration of the coronavirus crisis or after 24 months. Health services in Scotland and Wales followed soon after.

The Government had initially stated its intention to allow ‘DIY’ abortions on 23 March, but backtracked later that day claiming the announcement had been “published in error.”

A Government webpage that had published the changes had the following message for visitors: “The information on this page has been removed because it was published in error. This was published in error. There will be no changes to abortion regulations.”

Just one day later, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock reassured the House of Commons that there would be no change to any abortion laws in response to COVID-19.

Additionally, Health Minister Lord Bethell made it very clear that there were significant safety and safeguarding issues for women and young girls with the proposal. 

As the Coronavirus Bill was brought to the House of Lords on Wednesday 25 March Lord Bethell rejected strongly on behalf of the government the proposed changes to abortion law, stating: “….we do not agree that women should be able to take both treatments for medical abortion at home. We believe that it is an essential safeguard that a woman attends a clinic, to ensure that she has an opportunity to be seen alone and to ensure that there are no issues.

“Do we really want to support an amendment that could remove the only opportunity many women have, often at a most vulnerable stage, to speak confidentially and one-to-one with a doctor about their concerns on abortion and about what the alternatives might be? The bottom line is that, if there is an abusive relationship and no legal requirement for a doctor’s involvement, it is far more likely that a vulnerable woman could be pressured into have an abortion by an abusive partner.”

He also made it clear that it would be inappropriate to make this change without parliamentary scrutiny: “It is not right to rush through this type of change in a sensitive area such as abortion without adequate parliamentary scrutiny.”

In an incredible double U-turn, the Government went against their own warnings by officially announcing they would allow ‘DIY’ abortions.

The new measures are the biggest change to abortion legislation since the 1967 Abortion Act and will see ‘DIY’ abortions performed in homes without the need for a doctor or medical professional.

Under the new temporary policy, doctors will be able to prescribe mifepristone and misoprostol over the phone or video platforms such as Facetime or Skype, meaning they will be left to pass their unborn child at home without direct medical supervision.

Before the change abortions could only take place in hospitals or abortion clinics approved by the Secretary of State.  

The Christian Legal Centre wants the dangerous legislation overturned immediately and full disclosure of the government’s decision-making process and rationale.

Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre said:

“The government is acting on a whim of its own rather than the will of parliament and the people.

“The government appears to be caving to the long-standing pressure from abortion industry promoters for whom this has long been a goal.

 “If this goes unchallenged and is widely practised there will be no going back and that is tragic for women and their children.

“I have been able to go to my local GP surgery in lockdown period with a vulnerable, elderly relative who needs medical care. The idea that a pregnant woman is unable to attend a surgery or clinic to talk through an unplanned pregnancy that will change her life forever is not compassionate at all. It is the mark of a society that has lost its moral compass on one of the most important, life-changing decisions a woman can ever make; not to mention the impact on her unborn child.

“We will ask the government to urgently repeal the legislation which puts thousands of vulnerable women and unborn children at serious risk.”

Right To Life UK has launched tools in England, Wales & Scotland which makes it easy for residents to contact their local representatives and ask them to revoke the dangerous ‘DIY’ abortion decision in their respective countries.

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A spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson said:

“We continue to engage with politicians across the United Kingdom, including in Northern Ireland, asking them to immediately revoke this dangerous decision to allow DIY abortions.

“This dangerous legislation places women and babies at risk.

“Additionally, the removal of any direct medical supervision overseeing the use of both abortion pills could see a rise of complications experienced by women and put more strain on our NHS, which is busy fighting the COVID-19 crisis.

“There are also possible safety issues with under-16 girls and other vulnerable women taking abortion pills at home, school or other locations without the support of medical staff and possibly under coercion from third-parties.

“Furthermore, as pointed out by Dr Gardner, this proposal poses a threat to vulnerable girls who are at risk from sex-trafficking or child-sex abuse, as ‘DIY’ home abortions could be used by their abusers as a means to more easily cover up trafficking or abuse scandals.

“This policy change by the Government goes against the very argument previously made by the abortion industry who argued that abortions should be provided at approved locations to protect women from abuse and coercion. By encouraging women to have abortions at home or other locations, the UK Government have put the health and safety of women at risk.

“The UK Government must immediately repeal these changes to allow proper democratic procedures to be undertaken, but more importantly, to protect the health of thousands of women across the country.”