Sarah Smith: Abortion Survivor
My mother's choice was my death sentence. My mother Betty had an
abortion in November 1970. A few weeks after that, she was sitting at home
reading when the book on her stomach began to bounce up and down. That's when
she knew she was still pregnant ..with ME!
"I'm so sorry, Betty," the doctor told her when she went back to him. "you
were carrying twins!"
Although a second abortion was suggested, my mother refused and instead
brought me to term. I was born with bilateral congenital dislocated hips, a
condition for which I've had dozens of operations. It hasn't stopped me from
pursuing my medical studies, though, or from speaking out wherever I can for the
right to life.
My mother Betty and I speak publicly throughout the country and throughout
the world. Most recently, we spoke in Rome and met Pope John Paul II.
I have forgiven my parents for trying to abort me, and I forgive the
abortionist who killed my twin brother and who almost killed me. I often think
of my brother, Andrew James, whom nobody can replace.
I believe that the way of truth, love, and God's grace is the only way to
deal with the abortion tragedy. I would like to call all people to stand with me
to defend the right to life of all persons. There are many alternatives to
abortion. Nobody needs to sacrifice her child, no matter what anyone says.
Though I'm not a Catholic, I have worked closely with Priests for Life and
have had speaking engagements and TV appearances with Fr. Frank Pavone. My
mother and I and a former abortion provider Joy Davis recently met together in
the same room for a TV interview as part of Fr. Pavone's TV series,
Click here for article on Sarah from
Catholic New York
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