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Migration is a Pro-Life Issue
This weekend, Karina came across an article on a local news site featuring a photo of a pregnant migrant mother who was living on the streets.
For most of us, seeing something like that would’ve broken our hearts, but I imagine within a few minutes, we would’ve moved on to the next distraction. Not because we’re bad people, but because that’s simply the only way to stay sane in this hyper-connected digital world without crying 24/7.
However, Karina saw that photo and immediately contacted a local journalist friend at that publication. She asked to be put in contact with the photographer who took the photo so she could find out exactly where this young mother was. Within a few hours she had a location and was able to get in touch with the woman.
The young mother had nothing - everything was taken from her but the clothes on her back. Thankfully, she was able to use another person’s cell phone to call us. Minutes later, Karina sent an Uber to pick her up and bring her to the Stellar Shelter.
When the young women arrived, she told Karina she had nothing and hadn’t seen a doctor in awhile. She didn’t have anywhere to go. She didn’t have any food to eat. She didn’t know what she was going to do when she went into labor.
Karina, being a person of faith, told her, “God has already provided everything you’re going to need. You and your baby are going to stay here with us, and we’ll take care of it all.”
She said the woman became emotional and then asked for a hug and Karina proceeded to give her the most awkward hug ever because, believe it or not, for someone with the biggest heart I’ve ever seen, she’s not very touchy feely.
Perhaps this is why we’re friends. Half the time when I leave the border, we barely even say goodbye. 😂
Anyway, today Karina took this young woman to the doctor and we’re happy to report her child is growing and healthy and due May 3rd!
After her appointment, she shared with Karina that on her journey a number of other migrants told her she needed to abort, that these were no conditions for a baby, and she briefly considered it because that fear had “poisoned her mind.” But that fear is valid. They were simply trying to save her and her child from further suffering, and I’m sure many pregnant migrants do terminate because of the massive difficulties they face not just as they’re fleeing for their lives, but when they get to our borders like this young mom.
So when people say migration is not a prolife issue, I want to scream stories like this from the rooftops… even though Karina is going to kill me for sharing it because my favorite thing in the world is bragging on her and unfortunately that’s the thing she hates the most. But still, these stories must be told because we have to get it through to people - MIGRATION IS A PRO-LIFE ISSUE FOR A HUNDRED DIFFERENT REASONS.
This is only one.