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"I WAS ABORTED AND I DID NOT DIE" - GIANNA JESSEN TO TELL HER STORY AT AQUINAS COLLEGE

March 3, 2005 - Aquinas College Students for Life presents Gianna Jessen who will give her testimony on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Aquinas Wege Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Aborted in the third trimester of the pregnancy, Gianna Jessen remained in a toxic saline solution for approximately 18 hours while in her teenage biological mother's womb. When she was finally delivered, to the surprise of the nurses and the other mothers waiting for abortions, she was not dead, but alive! An attending nurse immediately called an ambulance and had her transferred to a nearby hospital.

Doctors continually said that Gianna would never sit up, never crawl, and never walk. Gianna weighed only two pounds at birth, and she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which resulted from a lack of oxygen to her brain during the abortion. Placed, by the hand of God, says Gianna, into the hands of a dedicated and persistent foster mother, Gianna went from being completely limp to learning how to walk by the age of four. Today, Gianna runs, sings, and rock-climbs with only a slight limp as evidence that she was rescued at the brink of death.

Gianna has spoken before Congress twice-once in 1996 against partial-birth abortion and again in 2000 in support of the "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000." She has appeared on local and national television, radio programs, and has been featured in major U.S. and international magazines.