“Gianna Jessen does not quit. Giving up is not an option to her. Gianna has what she refers to as the “gift” of Cerebral Palsy. She weighed a mere 2 lbs at birth and the doctors said she would never be able to hold up her head, sit up, crawl or walk. She began to walk by the age of three years old with the help of leg braces and a walker.
Gianna doesn’t believe that her Cerebral Palsy takes away her life, but, rather, enriches it. . . she walks with a slight limp today and runs marathons. On April 30, 2005 she completed her first 26.2 mile marathon after running just over 7 hours and was presented with the coveted blank blank award! On April 23, 2006 she completed the London Marathon as well. She is now determined to run marathons all over the place, because she was never supposed to even walk!
Gianna understands the plight of orphans, being one herself. She was placed into the foster care system early on in life, eventually being taken into the loving home of a woman named Penny. Penny has been a mother to 56 foster children in her life. Gianna was later adopted by Penny’s daughter, making Penny Gianna’s grandmother. According to Gianna, Penny saved her life.
Gianna is a Christian. Her life was given to her by the grace of God. She shouldn’t be walking, but more miraculous still; she should not even be alive. Gianna’s biological mother was 17 when she had a saline abortion in her third trimester. Many Americans don’t realize it is legal to have an abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours in the womb from the saline solution, Gianna was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic. Her medical records state, “born during saline abortion”…this is what caused her Cerebral Palsy.
Gianna’s travels and experiences have led her all over the world. Her life has been covered by many major news media outlets, including, most recently, the BBC News and World Radio, Sky News, and The Good Morning Show in England, reaching many people with a message of hope and conviction. In November 2005, Gianna spoke in several colleges all over Ireland and in December of the same year, spoke at a meeting held at the House of Commons in London. She has returned to England this year to speak in several parochial and public high schools. Gianna’s audiences include: churches – church youth crusades and women’s ministry retreats; various corporations as a motivational speaker; secular and Christian youth organizations and schools – middle school age through college, as well as several times before Congress – most recently having her testimony read before the Supreme Court in Carhart v. Gonzales”
Gianna Jessen’s biography – http://www.giannajessen.com/EPK/bio.html
37 years ago, the Supreme Court decision was made that a woman had the right to her own body. What about Gianna Jessen’s right to hers? What about the rights of the women who survived their own abortions and were not given aid? What about the women who were burned alive, suffocated, dismembered, had their brains crushed, and so on? What about their rights to their own bodies? What about the men? Aren’t we equal?
The problem with our nation, isn’t the babies or “accidental pregnancies.” No the problem lies with this people who have gotten to this place of self-righteousness, worldly success, selfishness, arrogance, and greed – that they don’t want babies unless it’s “convenient.” The problem lies with the closed eyes because it IS too hard to even read what is ACTUALLY being done and it SHOULD be! The problem lies with the parents failing to take responsibility in raising their children up in the way of the Lord so they feel enough love from God and their parents that they don’t reach out for cheap thrills. The problem lies with the boys who’ve turned into men that don’t know how to love a woman because they have not been taught or trained respect and the women who don’t respect men because they’ve never been taught or trained that they themselves are worthy of love. The problem lies with the women who are more concerned with a career than the future of their children. The problem lies with the father who is afraid of responsibility and abandons their young children. The problem lies with the fact that MEN don’t have a right to their OWN CHILD while in the womb yet they are EXPECTED to step up once the child is BORN. The problem lies with the mindset that women are so freakin’ great that the life of a child doesn’t matter.
BUT IT DOES! That child’s life MATTERS!!!
We have become a rebellious nation, kicking and screaming against the guidelines of God like toddlers as if it’s nothing – but OPEN YOUR EYES at the world we live in!! Look at the rise in rate of acceptance for divorce, abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, rebellion, and dishonor for parents as if these things are just a natural part of what life is! These things have become more acceptable because of our rejection of God’s Truth and ultimately the rejection of Christ.
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.” 2 Timothy 3:1-9
“When they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you become angry with them and give them over to the enemy, who takes them captive to his own land, far away or near; and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their conquerors and say, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly’; and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their fathers, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name; then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause. And forgive your people, who have sinned against you; forgive all the offenses they have committed against you, and cause their conquerors to show them mercy; for they are your people and your inheritance, whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.” 1 Kings 8:46-51
“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” 1 Peter 2:11-12