Profiles : G - L

Profiles : G - L

Pro-life Profiles : G - L

 

NOELIA GARCIA

WV_Profile_Noelia - Noelia

Noelia Garcia was born in 1974 and was an international model since the age of 15. As a was a student in Sorbonne in Paris it struck her that her's was the generation that had grown up with legalised abortion. She chose, like many of her generation, to get involved in humanitarian aid.

Thus it was followed by four consecutive rescues for which she received 27 months of suspended prison sentences and more than E8,000 in fines. Then her discovery by the general public during a live televised debate on France's largest network, TF1 on 26th October 1995. During almost three hours, she endured a media lynching by the whole pro-abortion lobby, reunited in their entirety and at the end she remained alone to hold the line against the assembled pack. Her determination, her conviction and her charm totally reversed the effect sought and the general public discovered that the resistance to legalised abortion is today being lead by young people of which the majority are under thirty years of age.

The program was designed to kill of, in media terms, Noelia and her combat. However it ended up making them even more popular. Since then she has been submerged with letters of encouragement and is constantly receiving offers from the media both in France and abroad.

She visited Ireland in January 1997 and received widespread media coverage in the print and broadcast media. She was a guest on the Kenny Live Show on Saturday night.

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PATRICIA HEATON

PPROFILE Patricia Heaton - Patricia Heaton

Emmy winning actress, Patricia Heaton, who is best known for her role on the popular television show "Everybody Loves Raymond", is a strong advocate for the unborn and is vehemently against abortion. She speaks against abortion in media interviews and on college campuses as the Honorary Chairperson of Feminists for Life.

Heaton says, "Indeed the tragedy of abortion haunts women from all walks of life. Abortion advocates are spending millions to package their tired rhetoric and half-truths in cutting-edge advertising campaigns targeted to young women. Please join me in supporting Feminists for Life's efforts to provide complete information, practical resources, and true choices through the College Outreach program."

"The early feminists were pro-life. And really, abortion is a huge disservice to women, and it hasn't been presented that way. As Feminists for Life-what we're trying to do is support women, and so what we want to do is-reach women on campus-college campuses so that, when they get pregnant, they can find housing. They can find money they need to stay in school."

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KATHY IRELAND

WV_Profile_KathyIreland - Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland is an American former-model, actress, entrepreneur, CEO and designer of her product marketing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide.

Kathy Ireland said in an interview, "I used to be pro-choice." "I was once pro-choice and the thing that changed my mind was, I read my husband's biology books, medical books, and what I learned . . . At the moment of conception, a life starts. And this life has its own unique set of DNA, which contains a blueprint for the whole genetic makeup. The sex is determined. We know there's a life because it's growing and changing."

Kathy Ireland also spoke about abortion on the Hannity and Colmes FOX-TV show in September 2002. During this interview she went even further saying:
"Is it all right for the government to allow the murder of an innocent human being? The evidence I see tells me the unborn is a human being. From the moment of conception, a new life comes into being with a complete genetic blueprint. The sex is determined. The blood type is determined... the moment that I learned that the unborn was a human being, not part of the woman's body but its own individual human being, I have no choice but to defend the most vulnerable among us."

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PHILIP ISNARD

PPROFILE Philip Isnard - Philip Isnard

Philippe Isnard is a young, history teacher in France, who was suspended in November 2010 for having provided pro-life materials and shown images of aborted babies during a debate about abortion in his 10th grade class in Manosque, France. He was then fired from the National Education system, which put a full stop to the father-of-two's teaching career in all state-funded schools.

Isnard lost his position without salary, benefits or any right to financial compensation via the social welfare system. The controversy around Isnard began last fall when several parents started a public campaign against the history teacher after he showed students aged 15 to 16 graphic video footage entitled, "No Need to Argue."

The French mainstream media were quick to pick up the story. Fueled by a pro-abortion feminist organization, "Prochoix," the campaign provoked angry media reactions calling on the Education ministry to take measures against Isnard. The education minister, Luc Chatel, responded by publicly criticizing the teacher, saying: "What has happened is unacceptable. Professors are under obligation to respect neutrality and to have respect for the person."
Shortly after Isnard was temporarily suspended in November, a "psychological counseling unit" was set up at Les Iscles high school to support students who had participated in the abortion debate. Reportedly no students have made use of its services. The local Planned Parenthood was also invited into Les Iscles high school to follow up the debate, meeting with the students in groups of five.

For his part, Isnard has argued that he encouraged debate in the class. Students were encouraged to bring their own material, either for or against abortion, while Isnard himself provided Simone Veil's Assembly speech promoting the first French law legalizing abortion, now known as the "Loi Veil," pro-life video clips, a pro-life tract and "No Need to Argue."
He says he warned his students about the shocking nature of some of the materials to be presented and told them they were free to leave the class if they wished.

When asked whether he considered it appropriate to show graphic pictures of abortion to students aged 15 or 16, Isnard said that the French National Education system considers such students as sexually mature. He pointed out that they receive information about contraception and abortion around age 13 or 14 and can obtain the morning-after pill in school infirmaries without their parents' knowledge or consent.

"If they're considered old enough to be sexually active, they should also be made aware of the consequences of their actions," he said. Isnard has since created a pro-life group in France called, ProVie France, and continues to be active in the pro-life movement.

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GIANNA JESSEN

PPROFILE Gianna Jessen - Gianna Jessen, abortion...

Gianna Jessen does not quit. Giving up is not an option for 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'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 shouldn't be walking, nor should she even be alive. But she is a Christian and believes that her life was given to her by the grace of God, and because she was given this gift, she has given her life to promote the sanctity of all human life and to speak out against the scourge of abortion. Gianna still walks with a slight limp today, but doesn't believe that her Cerebral Palsy takes away her life, rather, enriches it.

Gianna's 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 puts a human face to the whole debate, which so often and easily forgets that in every abortion, an individual human being's life is ended.

Read more about Gianna here

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BRYAN KEMPER

WV_Profile_Bryan Kemper - Bryan Kemper

Bryan Kemper is the founder of Rock For Life a youth pro-life music ministry. He is now the director of Stand True, a Christ centered youth pro-life organization. He has a vision of reaching the younger Generations with a message of life and hope. His cry of "stop killing my generation!" inspires youth all over the country to take a stand and become active in the cause. Bryan uses music as a tool to reach youth. Bryan is a powerful and inspirational speaker who challenges youth to get involved. He uses life experiences and compelling analogies to activate an apathetic generation. He speaks at concerts and festivals all over the world. He has spoken at high schools across the country as well as major universities including Harvard Law, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Ball State and more. Bryan has been featured on MTV, radio shows, newspapers, and magazines including the cover of the New York Times and a six-page layout in Swing Generation. He was a regular guest on the television show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and has co-hosted his own call-in cable show in Portland, Oregon. Bryan has also been featured in two documentary movies.

Bryan was raised in a broken home and experienced greater hardship than many of today's teenagers. His knowledge of the problems young people face today help young people to relate to him. 

Bryan has written for many zines and pro-life publications. He also writes pro-life poems and songs, and sings back-up with some bands. He is a passionate writer.

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DR ALVEDA KING

PPROFILE Alveda King - Alveda King

Dr Alveda King is the niece of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., and is now a full-time civil rights activist. She is a Christian minister, conservative commentator, civil rights activist, and author. She is the mother of six grown children and is a loving grandmother.

In the 1970s, Dr King had two abortions and attempted to get a third, but neither the father nor her grandfather would pay for it. She joined the pro-life movement years later, to reach out to women and offer them alternatives to abortion.

Dr King currently serves as a Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God's forgiveness, and healing.