Monday, February 15, 2010

The Baby Gianna Story. Part 1

Creative Minority Report has asked that this story be shared, through bloggers and email links.
I have not read the story yet, just this first part. I don't know how it ends, but I will post each part as they put it up. Please consider sharing this story with others. I don't know where it is going, but I know it must be important.

The other night this was posted on CMR:

To all of our readers and friends in the Catholic/Pro-life blogosphere:

As you know, we here at CMR do not take much seriously but life issues are a notable exception.

This week on CMR, we are going to be doing something different that we believe to be very important. We will be running a week-long series telling an incredible and gut-wrenching true story about life, death, abortion, and betrayal..

This is a story that needs to be told because it details the heroic efforts of those dedicated to life, the affirmation of the value of every life no matter how small or short, and the betrayal of institutions that are supposed to be dedicated to the culture of life.

So I write this now as a special request. If you have a blog, please follow and link these stories. If you do not have a blog, please email this story to your pro-life friends. If you have access to an Internet forum, please post a link to these stories.

We believe this story is incredibly important and we ask you, our readers and friends, to help us make it known far and wide because at the end of the series we will be issuing a call to action.

The series, "The Baby Gianna Story" will begin on Monday, so please check back and do whatever you can to help.

Thank you in advance.

Matthew and Patrick

Part I- Answering the call:
Jessica Chominski fights for the lives of others. Little lives. The ones many don’t think are worth fighting for. She is the sole full time employee of the Bucks County Community Women’s Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Pennsylvania.

About once a week a woman calls or walks into the center asking about abortion and Jessica asks them why they feel the need to abort their child, she tells them about other options, explains what abortion is, and tells them about the dignity of every human life. “Hopefully they leave thinking twice,” she says.

It’s nerve-wracking work. At 24 years old, Jessica works daily under the weight that lives depend on her. Every phone call. Every conversation. And she knows that she can’t control what a woman does when she walks out of the center so she just does all she can. And when there's no more she can do she prays. But to her it’s all worth it because in the end Jessica knows, “there are babies crawling around right now because of the work we do. And that is miraculous.”

Last June Jessica's phone rang. It was the call that would change her life. Jessica had no idea how her struggle for one baby would change her forever. And in the end, that one little baby may change many more lives than hers. All Jessica knew was that every time the phone rang a life might depend on her. She simply answered the call.

“Do you guys help out with abortion?” a woman nervously asked.

Jessica informed the woman that they didn’t perform abortions at the center. She offered to discuss options. “We can provide information,” she said. “Would you like to come by?”

Silence.

Sometimes Jessica fills the silence. Sometimes she just gives space. Jessica waited for a response. She heard breathing. But she knew that as long as the woman stayed on the phone there was hope. She knew what a sudden dial tone would likely mean. She listened to the breathing on the other end of the line until she heard a barely breathed “OK.” Read the rest of the story here.

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