Ted Harvey pulled off one of the most amazing acts of political theater I could ever imagine. He is a representative in the Colorado House and used that position to make an incredibly powerful statement on the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. He discovered a botched Planned Parenthood abortion survivor in the form of a beautiful singer named Gianna Jessen.
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.
As I listened to Gianna’s amazing testimony, the Lord inspired me to ask her if she could stay in Denver until Monday morning so that I could introduce her on the floor of the House and tell her story. Perhaps she could even begin the final day’s session by singing our country’s national anthem. And sing Gianna did, and moved those in the audience. Later on the floor, Harvey told the story of her life beginning with all the physical challenges that she had overcome and the wonderful work she has done as a cerebral palsy advocate. He ended by telling the audience how she was almost never born.
In his statement, Harvey attributed the saline injected into her mother’s womb as the cause of her cerebral palsy and that became the main point of criticism and focus in this Denver Post article. Those in the pro-choice movement either missed the point completely or decided to seize on that one part of Harvey’s statement to distract from the powerful message of Gianna Jessen. Whether or not the abortion procedure contributed to Gianna’s cerebral palsy is irrelevant. The point is that if the abortion had been successful, as I expect most at Planned Parenthood are, Gianna would not have been standing in front of them. living, breathing, and singing. She would not have been able to do all the good she has done during her life by raising money and awareness for cerebral palsy and serving as an inspiration to others with similar challenges.
Read the incredible account of how Ms. Jessen’s story brought the Colorado House to complete silence, and how Ted Harvey’s words brought the gavel down on him.
Update (6/20, 12:15 a.m.): More on Gianna here.
That was an awesome story. Thank you.
Wonderful story. Everyone should follow the last link to read Ted Harvey’s full account of his speech.
I’ve forwarded the link in the article (with the full Harvey account), crediting WizBang, to Drudge, LGF, Michelle Malkin, and a few others.
“I think it was amazingly rude to use a human being as an example of his personal politics,” Madden said.
“He embarrassed a guest in the House, which was just despicable, for his own means,” Madden said.
As opposed to slaughtering a viable infant in the womb, in the hopes of not having to deal with it.
I don’t think Madden knows what despicable means.
I will forward this to a man who tries to convince women not to abort their babies. He does this full-time for small pay in this world.
I can’t find any other news articles on this. One wonders why the “reporters” refuse to cover it.
you pulled six responses to this story and, i’ve not heard of it anywhere else; despite my news addiction. if you want to elicit some coverage, maybe inject a u.s. serviceman into the mix – suddenly u.s. legislators will call for an investigation into the acts of these cold blooded murderers (unplanned parenthood) or attempted murderers, that is! With our tax dollars nonetheless!
Just posted this on FR! Amazing Story!!!
I think this story deserves to get on national news. Any chance of you getting this to HAnnity or O’Reilly. I am sure with your credentials, they would probably read your email.:)
I sent both of them one but mine is probably lost in the clutter.
I was an “unplanned” pregnancy in a marriage that [legally, ethically, and morally] should never have happened. To make it happen, my father “called a favor” from a local judge whom he had lent $10,000 (a fair bit of money in the early 1960’s).
My mother was young, naive, hurt, and felt trapped. The last thing she wanted was for the “marriage” to take on any permanency – hence, her desire to not have children.
She was so naive that my father convinced her to not worry about children if she had intercourse while standing up.
Well, I was the sperm that swam uphill.
Given her fears about my father and the marriage, I am convinced that had the option been available, she would have sought an abortion. Fortunately for me, the year was 1964, not 1973.
My feelings on the matter, including where it potentially affects my daughter as she grows up (she is almost 11), is that regardless of how a child is conceived, the child has a right to live – period.
In spite of that background, my IQ is close to 140 and I graduated with honors from both undergrad and graduate school.
And to anyone who suggests that “terminating” a pregnancy is a mother’s choice, I remind them that having been conceived, I had a right to live.
For those who believe otherwise, I can only wish their own parents would have taken them up on it.
“I just wanted to put a face to what we are celebrating today.”
That’s why they were so mad. As long as they can pretend there’s no face there, they can pretend anything.
Well said. Out of sight, out of mind.
I don’t remember the young ladies name, but her story was the same. Rick Santorum during an abortion debate in the senate,had the young lady and her mother in the balcony of the senate building.He wanted to invited her to the floor but needed unanimous concent to allow her onto the floor.Barbara Boxer rejected that call stating,this was beside the point of the argument.Things never change only the players.She had survived being hauled from the wound,with permanent damage from the forcepts.
Thank you for the link to my blog! I have others on Gianna there, also, including this story. My daughters, adopted, also agree with your earlier commenter… they had a right to live. My oldest blew her classmates away in eighth grade when they were discussing abortion (Catholic school) and ALMOST were all convinced that it would be ok for rape and incest, when she said that IF she had been conceived by rape, and her mother had felt that way, none of them would have ever known her. Up to that point, most had not known she was adopted.
Until people SEE and UNDERSTAND that this is a baby we are talking about, not a blob of tissue, nor products of conception, not even a fetus… but a BABY… they will continue to think that it makes no difference, and the woman has the right to ‘choice’.
Gianna and the others like her, who have survived abortion attempts, are the reason that Partial Birth abortion was really invented. That form, that horrid surgical procedure that is NEVER needed for any emergency (that is what C-Sections are for…) guarantees a dead baby, not one that survives.
The problem with the C-Section is… when the procedure is done, not only has the mother’s life been saved, but so has the child’s. That is not the goal, ya know?
PS.. Yes, if you can get Hannity or O’Reilly, etc to have Ted Harvey/Gianna Jessen on their program, it would be wonderful. AND, please let me know, too!
A parent should have the right to murder a child.
I never really understood the full affect of Abortion until age 12, my class (private school) watched a film on what happens to the murdered victims of abortion. At the end of the film, I noticed my friend crying. We all gathered around her and asked what was wrong. To this day I will never forget her words,
“If abortion were legal when my birth mom was pregnant with me, I could have been one of those murdered babies.”
That is the moment I knew what abortion was really about.
My niece is adopted and every day, my mom and I say to each other, “can you imagine life without her? Can you imagine if her birth mother killed her?”