Cradle My Heart Radio | Jill Stanek interview airs 9-30-2012
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When I was sharing the guest line-up for Cradle My Heart Radio with friends and family a few weeks ago, many of them were shocked to hear the plot outline for the film October Baby (9-9-12 archive). The film’s producer, Cecil Stokes, did an outstanding job telling the story of a girl who survived an attempted abortion and later went in search of her birth mother. Such stories do exist.
Coming up this week we’ll meet Jill Stanek, who was a registered nurse in the Labor & Delivery Department at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL when she discovered the disturbing truth. Not only were abortions being committed there, but babies were being aborted alive to die without medical care. When hospital leaders said that they would not stop, Jill went public and has become a national figure in the effort to protect both born and pre-born infants.
Jill has now testified twice before Congress and in several state legislatures. Jill’s written testimony has been read several times in key Congressional debates on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban and Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Her blog jillstanek.com is the top-ranking pro-life blog in the US and she is a frequent media guest on national and international news outlets.
Jill Stanek is a hero, and her story may be difficult for you to hear if there is an abortion in your past. Especially if, like me, you are the parent of a deceased child due to abortion. This clip may trigger painful memories, so please proceed with caution if your grief after abortion is acute. (For immediate care and support see Abortion Recovery InterNational or call 1-800-712-HELP).
As difficult as it may be, I hope you will listen and be encouraged. What matters is where your heart stands now. There is redemption for the pain of the past through the healing mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. For many of us, that redemption finds expression through protecting and defending children in the here and now.
Yes, even children still in their mothers’ wombs.
Plan now to be part of the conversation. Listen online or find a station near you. Your voice is needed now more than ever.