Angelina Lives! ~ A Hope Filled Pro-life Story

We live in a time where many demand their rights, but few rise to their responsibilities. In some ancient cultures, they sacrificed their children to pagan gods. Today, many sacrifice their children on the altar of convenience, self-preservation, and pleasure. Man’s short-term solutions based on his desires and emotions often cause more significant problems in the long term. 

But Fourteen years ago, I witnessed a young mom withstand a tirade of angry faces, phone calls, angry words hurled in public places. 

“Get a *?#*!#! abortion!” they said. 

“No!” the mama said. She would not take the life of her child. — Angelina lives! I took her newborn pictures, and today I have the joy and honor of introducing you to her via this inspiring 12 minute video conversation below, followed by some engaging resources offering help, hope, and healing to those in similar situations.

God is the definer of morality. Without the higher law of God to set boundaries and guide us, man becomes a law unto himself, and society quickly devolves into lawlessness and looking out for self, rather than the greater good of all.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; 
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!
(Isaiah 5:20-21) NKJV)

Some people knowingly make destructive decisions, others are ill-informed. Some push others into them. So it is with abortion. I’ve heard firsthand the pain of regret, the devastating aftereffects from those who made or were a part of this choice. Abortion’s casualties are the unborn, but it has many victims.

God set His standards in His Word out of love to sustain, strengthen, and equip us for life. Often it’s hard and unpopular to do right. Wrong sometimes masquerades as easy at first, but it leads to destruction. God’s Word, the Bible, stands the test of time and is a preserver.

Reasons aren’t excuses for wrongdoing. Sin is still sin no matter the circumstance, and it bears consequences. But God extends the offer of grace. 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 KJV)

Jesus came for the lost, and broken, to seek, redeem, and restore, to offer forgiveness—a clean slate. It’s important we come alongside others in compassionate care in their struggles and when they stumble to help them find their footing and proclaim truth with love.

For those whose entry into this world was less than ideal—there are no accidental people.

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them! 
(Psalm 139:13-17 NIV)


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 
(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

Angelina Lives! Fourteen Year-Old Angelina shares her appreciation for her mom’s courage to chose life over abortion, her accomplisments, dreams, and thoughts on overcoming challenges, helping others, and embracing life.

Audio version: Angelina Lives! A Hope Filled Pro-life Story
Click three dots to right of audio player to download audio for on-the-go offline listening. 

*Scroll for some amazing articles, videos, stories, and songs, resources to educate, equip, and help those in distress.

Thank  you, Angelina! God bless you and I'm looking forward to reading the pro-life essay you're writing and seeing how God uses it to touch lives!
Mama

Mama, do you feel my heartbeat?
Do you know what I’ll become?
Do hopes for your future include me, or are you the only one?
Nautical ships and airships recount the souls on board.
Have you counted the souls God gave you to cherish in the Lord?
You may think I am being pushy or even being harsh.
But my future is in your hand; my hopes, my life, my heart.
My DNA now rests in you, but it is so unique.
A part of you, a part of Dad, but right now small and weak.
I soon may look like you or maybe I will not.
Both our hearts are beating now.
Please never let them stop.
Your mother gave you life, please show love for me the same.
Recycle your genes through this new life, so love may be complete.                             
DNA: Do Not Abort

© Will Fredrickson (Used with permission) 

SONG: Caitlin Jane | Unborn

SONG: Wanted | Danny Goke

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RESOURCES: Some Amazing Videos, Articles & More to Offer Hope, Help, Healing, Inspiration, & Instruction

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SONG: There Goes My Life | Kenny Chesney

ARTICLES

WE WHO CONCIEVE IN RAPE WILL NOT BE BULLIED INTO SILENCE

MY SON IS A MILLION THINGS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RAPE

PRO-LIFE FATHER SHARES BOLD, HOPEFUL MESSAGE: “I WAS CONCEIVED IN RAPE, ADOPTED IN LOVE”

SONG: Meant to Be | Scott Ryan Bomberger

EXPRESSING PRO-LIFE IN WINSOME WAYS — Sign up for this Focus on the Family FREE 5 part video training series

I SURVIVED TWO ABORTIONS Pastor Marvin Hightower shares his survivor story

VIDEO: One of the best Pro-life speeches EVER! Gianna Jessen, Abortion Survivor

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)
AUDIO: FINDING HEALING AND HOPE AFTER ABORTION, Focus on the Family Broadcast Part 1 of 2

AUDIO: FINDING HEALING AND HOPE AFTER ABORTION, Focus on the Family Broadcast Part 2 of 2

STANDING FOR LIFE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

ARTICLE: ABORTION’S IMPACT ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY by author Christina Bennett, communications director for the Family Institute of Connecticut and a member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition.

SONG: This Time | John Elephante

VIDEO:WHY I LEFT THE ABORTION INDUSTRY, Part 1 of 2 –  Focus on the Family Broadcast 

Abby Johnson, Annette Lancaster, and Sue Thayer offer a behind-the-scenes look at the abortion industry as they describe their past work for Planned Parenthood wherein they initially believed they were helping women in need, but later experienced a radical transformation of their perspective which led them to become the passionate pro-life advocates they are today….”

VIDEO: WHY I LEFT THE ABORTION INDUSTRY, Part 2 of 2 –  Focus on the Family Broadcast  Abby Johnson, Annette Lancaster, and Sue Thayer offer a behind-the-scenes look

VIDEO: ABORTION SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORY, Focus on the Family Broadcast (PART 1 OF 2):

VIDEO: ABORTION SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORY,  Focus on the Family Broadcast (PART 2 OF 2):

HOW TO HELP A FRIEND WHO WANTS AN ABORTION

ALTERNATIVES TO ABORTION: PREGANCY RESOURCE CENTERS

ARTICLE: POST ABORTION HOPE AND HEALINGWhat are some of the after effects of abortion? Find out more about post-abortion syndrome and the hope and healing available…”

ARTICLE: SEX TRAFFICKING AND ABORTION: THE SILENT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS by Shantae Rodriguez 

ARTICLE: HOW TO IDENTIFY THE VICTIMS AND PERPETRATORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING

VIDEO BROADCAST: UNDERSTANDING THE SCOPE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING Focus on the Family Broadcast with Nita Belles, “author, speaker and anti-human trafficking crusader who has worked with top law enforcement, government officials, social services and the medical and faith communities to combat human trafficking.”

Learn more about Nita Belles and her anti-human trafficking work and the organization of which she is the founder and executive director at: IN OUR BACKYARD.ORG 

WAIT NO MORE Focus on the Family’s® Foster Care and Adoption program ~ Preparing Hearts and Homes for Kids in Foster Care | CONTACT at: WaitNoMore@fotf.org or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

SONG: Adopted Son Thanks Mom: Everything to Me | Craig Miller

ORPHANS PROMISE “Orphan’s Promise seeks to meet the emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs of orphaned and at-risk children around the world with the Love of God.”

HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE 

BOOK: Gianna: Aborted, and Lived to Tell about It (Focus on the Family) BOOK: Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line
Legal Watch & Help in Massachusettes on Abortion Issues

- MA Preganancy Care Centers and Services

- Article: Infanicide Becomes Law

- Analysis and Text of New Infanticide Act - AMENDMENT #759 TO H5150
 

SONG: Untold | Matthew West

SONG: Unplanned | Matthew West

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7/ 365 days a year Call:  1-800-273-8255

SONG: No Matter What | Ryan Stevenson

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© 2022 Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On your Heart

Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, and the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

8 thoughts on “Angelina Lives! ~ A Hope Filled Pro-life Story”

  1. Your guest sure packs a lot of wisdom in what she says and does. Thanks for sharing her living story and interview with us. It was inspiring to hear all that she is involved with and her asperations in the future.

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  2. Angelina’s maturity, poise and passion touched me. She has a powerful platform and voice for change. Thank you, Rachael, for sharing this remarkable young lady’s joy and thank you, Angelina, for sharing your work with the homeless, the bills you help champion, and your goals to study law. I wish you well and pray for God’s direction and blessing on anything He wants you to accomplish. Thank you both.

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  3. What a wonderful blessing is choosing life Ms. Rachael. Thank you so much for sharing this remarkable and love-filled story with us. God’s blessings ma’am.

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