From Ted Harvey, not Paul Harvey.
Effort to honor Planned Parenthood defeated.
After our meal, the executive director of the organization introduced the keynote speaker. I looked up and saw walking to the stage a handicapped young lady being assisted to the microphone by a young man holding a guitar.Read the whole thing and see how the fireworks flew!
Her name was Gianna Jessen.
Gianna said “Hello,” welcomed everyone, and then sang three of the most beautiful Christian songs that I have ever heard.
She then began to give her testimony. When her biological mother was 17 years old and 7 ½ months pregnant she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to have an abortion. As God would have it, the abortion failed and a beautiful two-pound baby girl was brought into the world. Unfortunately, she was born with cerebral palsy and the doctors thought that she would never survive. The doctors were wrong.
Imagine the timing! A survivor of a Planned Parenthood abortion arrived in town just days before the Colorado House of Representatives was to celebrate Planned Parenthood’s “wonderful” work.
The Democrats were not pleased. From the Denver Post,
Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, said he told the woman's story on the same day the House planned to consider a resolution to recognize the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains because, "I just wanted to put a face to this celebration."Read both articles and note the difference in tone, the bitterness and pettiness of the pro-abortionists.
But Kate Horle, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said "There's no statistical evidence that cerebral palsy has been caused by failed abortions."
Kudos to Mr. Harvey.
UPDATE: James M. Kushiner over at Mere Comments has this story. Noting that...
Harvey's move drew a sharp rebuke from Democratic House Majority Leader Alice Madden....a Touchstone reader points out that liberal and Leftist™ groups do this with every issue that they push. They find a person with whom we can sympathize. The gay couple who cannot get State benefits, the poor woman who must abort (kill) her child because she cannot afford to raise it, the criminal who has "truly reformed". Always for issues of dubious moral value. When a Christian attempts to "put a face" on the tragedy of abortion by presenting a survivor who has lived a terribly difficult life the left™ reacts with ... outrage.
"I think it was amazingly rude to use a human being as an example of his personal politics," Madden said.