Monday, August 15, 2005

Teenage Mother Forgoes Abortion after Reading “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” Bumper Sticker

MILLINOCKET, Maine, August 15, 2005 ( – A bumper sticker saved a baby’s life, as reported by an e-newsletter. Pro-lifers Dave and Mary Labun came out of the house to their parked car to find a handwritten note on the windshield thanking them for their “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” bumper sticker.

The note reads as follows:


This might be very weird, but I wanted to thank you. I’m not sure what you believe in, but I’m a strong believer in God, and right now I am 17 and pregnant. And on my way to school one day, I was really wondering what to do – I was really thinking about abortion, because I was scared.

As that thought came to mind, I walked past your car, and happened to look over and saw your bumper sticker, “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart.”

My heart dropped. I believe God was talking to me, through that sticker, and I also believe I will never think about it again. I’m going to keep my baby, and I’m not that scared any more.

Thank you so much for helping me make the best choice of my life. God bless – a very happy mother-to-be.

“We live 30 yards from the high school where I taught for 31 years,” presumably the school the girl referred to in the letter, David Labun told Monday. He said that his wife saw the note first, because it was her car that is usually parked in the driveway with the rear bumper facing the street. He said the handwritten note was inside a plastic baggy.

“Normally I don’t like bumper stickers,” he said. “But since it was for the pro-life cause, I thought it would be a good idea.” Labun said people occasionally react to the sticker, as well as to the sticker on his other car, which reads, “Adoption, not Abortion.” Usually observers say, “I like your bumper sticker,” he said.

See the Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary site, with a scanned version of the note at:

I'm a bit torn on this story. While I'm glad she's not going to be scrambling her unborn child in utero and is going to be keeping her child she's most likely going to be going on the public dole and she will be supported by other tax payers for years to come. Which brings me to a point.


It's obvious what they're NOT teaching. Biology!

She had to read a bumper sticker to know her child had a heart that she was going to stop?

Don't get me wrong here, I know teenagers are going to be having sex, I know I was at that age, but I also knew the consequences of the act. (STD's, pregnancy, losing over half my pay to child support for the next 18 years.)

It's like these kids aren't taught what will happen, or what they are taught is "You need not care about the consequences, they gov't will take care of you."

I guarantee this girl had been to the "planned parenthood" spokesperson at the school who told her that her abortion would be "free" and her parents need not know about her "choice" to abort that pesky mass of tissue in her womb.

I think they might want to restart that program where girls, BEFORE they got pregnant, had to take care of that baby doll that you have to take care of. The one that turns on at random times so they can get some little sense of what they're going to have to look forward to for the next 18 years!

I bet that would cost a lot less than having the mother on welfare for those 18 years.