Texting Saves Baby Boy’s Life

Reading the following, I couldn’t help but think:  “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.”  – Proverbs 17:6 (ESV)

Meet Manuel, a Baby Saved from Coerced Abortion by Texting

Albuquerque, NM – A teen mother, who was saved from a coerced abortion last October after a sidewalk counselor texted her while she was inside the clinic, has given birth to a beautiful, healthy boy named Manuel.

The little boy was born on May 10 weighing 7 pounds. The following week, his mother proudly graduated from high school.

Tara Shaver, a former intern for Operation Rescue, was sidewalk counseling outside Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when she received a call from a woman who told her that her grandson’s girlfriend was being forced to get an abortion that she did not want. The woman told Tara that her grandson, the baby’s father, also wanted to keep the baby. They were desperate, because the girl was only 17 and her mother was insisting on the abortion against the girl’s will. The grandmother gave Tara the teen’s cell phone number.

Tara began a text-message conversation with the teen, who we will call “Jane,” while she was inside the abortion clinic. Jane was six weeks pregnant and was interested in seeing an ultrasound of her baby, but still did not want to go through with the abortion. She told Tara that her mom would not allow her to leave the clinic.

Tara continued to encourage her and even texted Jane a photo of a pre-born baby at six weeks, the same age as her baby. Texting keep their conversation private where a phone call would have alerted the mother or the abortion clinic staff to Tara’s efforts to help Jane.

Finally, Jane came out of Planned Parenthood and spoke with Tara, and before long, Jane’s father came to the clinic to pick her up and take her safely home.

Tara’s last text to the Jane that day was loving word of encouragement.

“We are so proud of u! You are my hero, your baby is so proud too!”

Tara continued to follow up with her new friend, and shared in her joy at the birth of her baby and her accomplishment of graduating with her class.


Read the rest of this over at OperationRescue.org

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2 Comments on “Texting Saves Baby Boy’s Life”

  1. tgusa Says:

    Ah c’mon, PP provides a much needed service. If PP didn’t exist there would be no place to go for all those western female journalists raped during their coverage of Egyptian style riots.

  2. Handsome boy. Reminds me of my own sons birth in 2008. And its his birthday June 04…. But I digress…

    KUDOS to Tara Shaver for saving his life and helping his mom!!

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