Abortion survivor's surprise appearance in the Colorado Legislature-Truth!

Abortion Survivor’s Dramatic Appearance in the Colorado House of Representatives-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

A first-person account from Ted Harvey of the Colorado House of Representatives.  He is a pro-life Republican.  On a day when the House was going to pass a resolution marking the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, he introduced a special guest who charmed the representatives with her presence and her singing.  She was Gianna Jesson, a young singer from Nashville who has cerebral palsy. What Harvey did not say until the very end is that she is an abortion survivor.

The Truth:

This political turning of the tables by Ted Harvey actually happened in the Colorado House of Representatives in May, 2006.

Gianna Jesson has become a popular singer and speaker who shares her story of having survived a late term abortion in Southern California in 1977.  She says her mother was advised by abortion counselors to have the procedure even though she was 7 1/2 months pregnant.  The method used was a saline abortion in which a salt solution is introduced into the womb to kill the baby and induce a delivery.  Jesson says she was in the solution for 18 hours but survived and instead of being aborted, she was delivered alive. Because of oxygen depravation in the procedure she has cerebral palsy but was reared in foster care and then an adoptive home and has lived an ambitious life.

Updated 6/21/06