Gianna Jessen was aborted and lived to tell about it. She has since become a vocal advocate against abortion, even speaking to the US Congress and the British House of Commons. She has made a startling physical recovery; she was not expected to be able to walk, but she now walks with a modest limp. She entered and completed a local marathon in 2005, and the London Marathon in 2006.
In her advocacy, she does not express anger or bitterness, but seeks to convince people that abortion is a violation of the human rights of the aborted person through the plain example of her story and her visible present identity; she even seeks to comfort women who regret their abortions and are suffering for them.
She spoke at Randy Alcorn’s church last year. This is what he said about her:
When Gianna Jessen spoke at our church a few weeks ago, she said many memorable things. The one that I’ve been thinking about is that to be a follower of Christ you need to be willing to be hated.
Gianna is a committed Christian, and the story of her life is quite amazing. She is an extreme person in the world’s eyes. She believes that abortion is murder, and what is more, she believes that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father.