A few months ago, in Britain, 23-year old Josie Cunningham announced that she was going to have an abortion after 18 weeks of being pregnant to increase her possibility of being picked for a British reality TV show called Big Brother.
In an online survey, 93 percent of the readers of a British magazine stated that they would boycott the show. Cunningham has since then changed her mind on the abortion after having felt her baby kick for the first time.
“I was on the way back from the school run with my boys and as I sat in the car I suddenly felt a big kick in my tummy. I just couldn’t do it,” she sobbed “I really thought I would be able to but I couldn’t. I’d felt the baby kick for the first time 24 hours earlier and I couldn’t get that feeling out of my head."
“I’d forgotten what the feeling was like. It was magical. It was like the baby was telling me not to go through with it."
Josie left for her appointment at the north London clinic on Thursday. But feeling her baby move that morning was the final straw.
“I was in the taxi driving to the clinic and felt physically sick. I was shaking. When the driver told me we were a minute away I burst into tears. I wanted to throw myself out of the moving car to get away. I had my hands on my bump and I had the strongest feeling I couldn’t let anyone take my baby away.”
She now says, "“I’ll still do whatever it takes to achieve my goal and being a mum isn’t going to get in my way.”
Josie says she has now stopped drinking and is planning to have hypnotherapy to get off cigarettes.
Josie is a prime example of any pro-abortion candidate. It’s her body, her choice. More importantly, though, is everyone else’s reactions to her statement. It shows that we’re finally coming to our senses. The prolife movement is picking up speed.
The Guttmacher Institute reported that there have been more prolife bills signed into laws between 2011 and 2013 than there have been in the past decade. And we’re still growing. By March 31 of this year, three prolife bills were already enacted. A poll taken earlier this year found that 84 percent of Americans believe that abortion should be restricted.
There is no doubt that we are becoming more prolife, but the fact still remains: abortion is still out there. It is still happening every day. The good thing is that every day, more people become aware of the horrid truth of abortion: it is the killing of human beings that has so much potential; human beings just like you and me.