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An abortion survivor and leading pro-life spokeswoman shares her inspiring and sometimes surprising story of redemption, healing, and forgiveness, offering grace and support, not shame, to women facing their own difficult life decisions.
Survivor: An Abortion Survivor's Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Finding Redemption includes a foreword from Abby Johnson, bestselling author of Unplanned and former Planned Parenthood clinic director, and an afterword by Josh McDowell, founder of Josh McDowell Ministry.
Claire Culwell was raised in a loving adoptive home. When she was twenty-one, she decided to meet her birth mother, and received the shock of her life. Claire's birth mother, Tonya, told her that when she was pregnant with Claire, she went to a clinic for an abortion. Yet, after the abortion, the pregnancy continued to progress. What Tonya's doctor failed to realize was that she'd been pregnant with twins. The abortion that had tragically terminated the life of Claire's twin had miraculously spared Claire.
Claire embraced her unique circumstances, soon sharing her story with the world while urging her listeners to understand how abortion claims the life of a child. When Claire had her own unplanned pregnancy as a single woman, she embraced the added opportunity to step into the shoes of those she advocates for. Her compassion expanded on the issue of life, which increased her extension of empathy and grace to women in pregnancy crisis. At the same time, she started challenge churches to truly value not just the unborn, but also the women who face unexpected pregnancy.
Survivor is Claire's amazingly true story of surviving abortion and advocating for life, the lives of unborn babies as well as their mothers. Her powerful message of grace speaks louder than politics or controversy or shame as she inspires each of us to choose life wherever we are.