A Survivor of the War on Women Testifies to Congress

A woman who barely escaped the war on women with her life, and who still suffers from her wounding, speaks truth to power.

It only makes sense that hearings on Planned Parenthood would discuss the war on women! I’ve mentioned how happy I am that politicians are taking this opportunity to speak about it. It is also great that they gave Gianna Jessen a platform to speak about the war that was waged against her, attempting to kill her, and giving her permanent problems to this day.

Julie Roys’ blog posted a transcript of her words. Her questions were poignant:

I would ask Planned Parenthood the following questions:

If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were mine? You continuously use the argument, “If the baby is disabled, we need to terminate the pregnancy,” as if you can determine the quality of someone’s life. Is my life less valuable due to my Cerebral Palsy?

Jessen, you see, survived an abortion 38 years ago. As a result she suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Do you claim abortion is about a woman’s body? You aren’t wrong. Jessen is as much a woman as any other woman and her body still suffers from her birth mother’s “choice.”

Whose body is it?

This is the real war on women that Democrats hypocritically prate about. I say that not just because abortion is a war on people, including women—a real war that really kills people dead, not a fake metaphorical one. I say it because, as an international phenomenon, abortion is especially targeted at females. Abortion is a literal war on women.

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Here is Jessen’s testimony:

An excerpt:

Good morning,

My name is Gianna Jessen, and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to testify here today. My biological mother was seven and a half months pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood, who advised her to have a late-term saline abortion.

This method of abortion burns the baby inside and out, blinding and suffocating the child, who is then born dead, usually within 24 hours. 

Instead of dying, after 18 hours of being burned in my mother’s womb, I was delivered alive in an abortion clinic in Los Angeles on April the 6th, 1977. My medical records state: “Born alive during saline abortion” at 6 am.

Thankfully, the abortionist was not at work yet. Had he been there, he would have ended my life with strangulation, suffocation, or leaving me there to die. Instead, a nurse called an ambulance, and I was rushed to a hospital. Doctors did not expect me to live.

I did. I was later diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, which was caused by a lack of oxygen to my brain while surviving the abortion. I was never supposed to hold my head up or walk. I do. And Cerebral Palsy is a great gift to me.

Gianna Jessen and many others like her show what anyone who knows about basic biology should already realize: abortion is an act of homicide against a non-aggressor. It should be illegal as an act of murder, not treated like a “human right.”