Alive and Kicking Campaign: Run, Gianna Run!


Gianna Jessen,

Abortion Survivor

Marathon Runner!

Every year in Britain, 50 babies are born-alive — after an abortion attempt.

Babies born alive. Don’t you just hate medical malpractice? The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is mounting an investigation into this horrible rash of babies born alive — according to their standards an abortionist is supposed to be sure they stop the baby’s heart with a direct injection of potassium chloride.

The problem? “In practice, few doctors are willing or able to perform the delicate procedure,” says Britain’s Sunday Times.

Another problem? Abortion is legal in Britain up to the 24th week of pregnancy, but some babies born earlier do survive:

‘They can be born breathing and crying at 19 weeks’ gestation,’ [Stuart Campbell, former professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at St George’s hospital, London] said. ‘I am not anti-abortion, but as far as I am concerned this is sub-standard medicine.’

Fortunately, not everyone has such a warped definition of “medicine.” The Times goes on to report that, “Doctors are increasingly uneasy about aborting babies who could be born alive.”

Enter Gianna Jessen, who was one of those pesky babies who just insisted on being born alive. Gianna is a young American woman who survived a saline abortion. (See links below for previous stories about Gianna.)

Today, despite living with cerebral palsy as a result of the “sub-standard abortion” that almost killed her, Gianna has become a marathon runner.

And in April, Gianna will be running in the London Marathon to draw attention to the Alive and Kicking Campaign. They are working toward reducing the legal upper limit for abortions from 24 weeks to 18 weeks, which would halve the yearly number of abortions in the UK.

Run, Gianna Run!

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Previous posts about Gianna:

Gianna Jessen, Abortion Survivor — Country Music Marathon Finisher!

Abortion Survivor; Marathon Runner

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8 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    Good for her and thanks for posting this story. Just goes to show that abortion is so much more than a simple choice. As this case demonstrates, abortion is about life and death.

  2. Babies born alive. Don’t you just hate medical malpractice? – This line made me laugh!

    I’m with you on this and think it’s great the Lord has had the victory in these abortion attempts.

  3. Why Is It So Important That the Child Die?

    This is what I’ve never understood: women who not only want the child out of their bodies, but insist that something has gone terribly awry if he or she goes on to live. Of course, this is not the kind…

  4. Donnell says:

    1 Timothy 4:1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

    God bless you, Charmaine Yoest! I think posts like these help to open our eyes to the grim reality of abortion. There is a war being waged for the minds of people right now.

    I understand that there may be extreme circumstances but, my goodness, Gianna Jessen, is a living testimony. She never did anything to deserve an attack on her life.

    For a Christian to support abortion, it has to be very disheartening, because if our conscience is functioning, it will eat us alive at night. It’s impossible to hear the story of Gianna and not be heartbroken.

    God bless you, sister in Christ.

  5. Sierra Faith says:

    The Abortion Mess

    First, a report on the outstanding efforts to reduce abortions in Britain….

  6. Carol says:

    Go Gianna go! I’m thrilled to hear that she’s preparing for another marathon. She’s an incredible young woman.

  7. Good post Charmaine!

    I have heard my sister { }speak of Gianna Jessen. I think I remember her saying they have the same trainer and that she’s found her inspiring.

    You might be interested in a post she wrote about this at:

    As Carol says in her post. It’s good to put a face to the issue.


  8. You are Going to hear a Sucking Sound

    The non-shalant attitude and twisted perspective consistently fed to us despite the clear and present tragedy of abortions is nothing short of devious.

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