I stumbled across this story the other day and found myself getting a bit choked up as I read the story of Gianna Jessen. A Colorado state house representative by the name of Ted Harvey heard her sing in a club and
Gianna said “Hello,” welcomed everyone, and then sang three of the most beautiful Christian songs I have ever heard.
She then began to give her testimony. When her biological mother was 17 years old and seven and a half months pregnant, she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to have an abortion. As God would have it, the abortion failed and a beautiful 2-pound baby girl was brought into the world. Unfortunately, she was born with cerebral palsy and the doctors thought that she would never survive. The doctors were wrong.
Imagine the timing! A survivor of a Planned Parenthood abortion arrived in town just days before the Colorado House of Representatives was to celebrate Planned Parenthood’s “wonderful” work.
Representative Harvey asked her to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” to open a legislative session, and, well, you’ll need to read the whole account. Stunned silence and some very angry Planned Parenthood types resulted. Yes, it seems a bit stunt-ish, but the story and witness of a young woman who by all rights should have been dead is truly an amazing one.