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Meet Manuel, a Baby Saved from Coerced Abortion by Texting

This just posted by our friends at Operation Rescue


Albuquerque, NM – A teen mother, who was saved from a coerced abortion last October after a sidewalk counselor texted her while she was inside the clinic, has given birth to a beautiful, healthy boy named Manuel.

The little boy was born on May 10 weighing 7 pounds. The following week, his mother proudly graduated from high school.

Tara Shaver, a former intern for Operation Rescue, was sidewalk counseling outside Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when she received a call from a woman who told her that her grandson’s girlfriend was being forced to get an abortion that she did not want. The woman told Tara that her grandson, the baby’s father, also wanted to keep the baby. They were desperate, because the girl was only 17 and her mother was insisting on the abortion against the girl’s will. The grandmother gave Tara the teen’s cell phone number.

Tara began a text-message conversation with the teen, who we will call “Jane,” while she was inside the abortion clinic. Jane was six weeks pregnant and was interested in seeing an ultrasound of her baby, but still did not want to go through with the abortion. She told Tara that her mom would not allow her to leave the clinic.

Tara continued to encourage her and even texted Jane a photo of a pre-born baby at six weeks, the same age as her baby. Texting keep their conversation private where a phone call would have alerted the mother or the abortion clinic staff to Tara’s efforts to help Jane.

Finally, Jane came out of Planned Parenthood and spoke with Tara, and before long, Jane’s father came to the clinic to pick her up and take her safely home.

Tara’s last text to the Jane that day was loving word of encouragement.

“We are so proud of u! You are my hero, your baby is so proud too!”

Tara continued to follow up with her new friend, and shared in her joy at the birth of her baby and her accomplishment of graduating with her class.

“Coerced abortions are a very real and understated problem in our country. Jane is a hero for having the courage to stand up for her baby even though the deck was stacked against her. We congratulate her on the birth of her precious son, Manuel, and on her graduation,” said Newman.

“But Jane could not have done it without Tara’s love and support. She is also a hero too, for thinking ‘outside the box’ and using texting to save Manuel’s life and protect Jane from the emotional trauma of a coerced abortion. Tara took time to follow up with Jane, and make sure she had the help and support she needed. We are very proud of Tara and all she and her husband, Bud, are accomplishing on the pro-life mission field of Albuquerque.”


  1. Jill
    Posted May 31, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I love this story :0) Thank you so much for sharing it. It is so important to just reach out to one another, you could save a life!

  2. Kevin Williams
    Posted May 31, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    A classic example of God using the foolishness of the world to confound the wisdom and devises of the devil! God delights in it! Yesterday I rejoiced when I read of how “Life Dynamics” found an unlikely medium to promote their movie ‘Mafa 21″ about black genocide through the abortion industry. The medium is black barber shops in the south where the black community congregate. The Lord is using them to “Get the word out!” Sounds a little hokey but so does God speaking through Balaam’s ass!
    In Timothy it says “Great is the mystery that God became a man” Perhaps even greater is the mystery that God became a Lamb who was dispised and rejected, and then even a worm to show that what is foolishness to man and the devil can effect the salvation of humanity. I have always been facinated by David’s statement when in the Spirit he lived out the crucifiction of Christ on the cross when he said “I am a WORM and no man Psalm 22;6 The word in the Hebrew for “Worm” here is Tolaath. It is always translated as worm or scarlet or crimson because the tolaath was scrunched up and made into a crimson colored dye for their robes. (It is still being used today as a dye) they call it the “Scarlet grub” I believe the Spirit of Christ was pointing to the scarlet grub as an analogy that God placed in nature to point to our means of redemption. (See Romans 1:20 and Psalm 75:1 and 19:1-2)
    In order to reproduce it required the death of the tolaath. It would fasten itself to a tree (Where have we heard THAT?) It would explode with its offspring who would then eat it’s flesh and its blood! (Sound familiar?) It would then leave a crimson splotch on the tree where it was attached which would bleach out in the risen sun and in about three days would fall to the ground like snowflakes. Isaiah said “Though your sins be as scarlet (Tolaath) they shall be as white as snow!” It is also facinating that they washed their robes and make them red in the blood of the tolaath and in Revelation it says they washed their robes and made them WHITE in the blood of the Lamb” Rev 7:14
    We have a strange and magnificent God who delights in using the foolishness of the world to confound the wisdom and devices of the devil and the world!
    Praise His Holy Name!

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