Abortion survivors remain a mystery to most. Even if you’ve been involved in the pro-life movement for decades and have met a handful of us, we are still by and large a bit of an enigma outside of our own community.
This is understandable, certainly when it comes to the general public. If the presumption that is drilled in day in and day out is true–that abortion procedures are “safe”–what is there to survive? But this begs the question. Safe for whom?
So who is an “abortion survivor,” really? The term has been cynically misappropriated by some. They attempt to turn the focus from where it belongs—babies who survive the abortionist’s best efforts to kill them–to mean women who had an abortion and survives doing so.