The mother of a five-year-old girl has revealed how her daughter is alive today because she decided not to have an abortion after reading an article by a pro-life journalist.
In 2014, Matt Walsh, who writes for The Blaze and The Daily Wire, read a ‘goodbye letter’ from a mother to her unborn child, posted online shortly before she was due to have an abortion.
Hoping to dissuade the anonymous woman from going through with the abortion, Matt responded with a letter of his own.
The father of four reminded the woman of the love she already had for her unborn child and the potential future that would be cut short if she went ahead with the termination.
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He wrote: “I felt the uneasiness. I felt the sense of loss. I felt the desperation. And I felt the love. I did. I really did.
“You love your child. You want your child to be happy. You said that yourself, and I believe you. But this is not the way, friend. This is not the way.”
While the mother said in her letter that she would meet the child again when she was next pregnant, Matt said that wasn’t true.
“You can choose death or choose life, but there will not be a redo or a second chance. This is it. This is everything.
“You can have other kids, but you will never have this one again. This one, with her vast potential and incredible promise. She is here now, she is living now, and there is a place in this world for her.”
He pleaded with her to consider the potential future she would be missing out on, concluding: “Think about the future. Think about your little one. There is still time to change your mind. You still have a choice. Please, give your child a chance. Choose life.”
It’s unknown what happened next to the writer of the ‘goodbye letter’ and her baby. But, earlier this month, Matt learned his response did have a life-saving impact.
Matt was contacted by a different woman who had read his article when it was first published five and a half years ago.
The woman had just taken an abortion pill, but started to regret her decision after reading what Matt had written.
Later that night, she saw an advert for an abortion pill reversal and decided she would try and save her baby.
Matt said: “Long story short, her daughter turned 5 this year. She now has a beautiful family. She chose life and does not regret it, to put it mildly.”
He added: “What amazing courage. The role I played was very small but I’m grateful to know that at least one thing I’ve published in my years of doing this has made a difference for at least one family.
“Most of all, I’m grateful that one child was spared the fate 60 million others have suffered.”
According to pro-life think tank the Charlotte Lozier Institute, medical abortions involve taking two abortion pills with the second set of pills being taken 24-72 hours after the first. It is sometimes possible to reverse the effects of the first drug if the woman hasn’t yet taken the second. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a 2500-member organization, supports offering abortion reversal pills to women who regret initiating the abortion pill process, after appropriate informed consent.
This article first appeared at Right to Life UK and is republished here under the Creative Commons license.