When Gianna Jessen was 29 and a half weeks old, she survived a saline abortion. Although Jessen survived the attempted abortion, the process blocked off oxygen to her brain, which resulted in her body developing Cerebral Palsy.
In a recent post to Twitter, Jessen shared a sweet video of her jumping, which is incredible considering her disorder.
“This is not the prettiest video I have ever seen in my life and I kind of want to die posting it,” she wrote. “But, it’s a big deal. today, I hopped around like a little bunny.
“Feeling what it felt like to jump without holding on since I was a child, I will try to jump prettier next time,” she added.
In 1977, Gianna Jessen’s birth mother walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic to abort her baby. The doctors injected Jessen’s birth mother with substances such as saline, digoxin, potassium chloride, and prostaglandin, and waited for the baby to die.
Except instead of dying, as planned, Jessen was born in the clinic in Los Angeles.
“Saved by the power of Jesus Christ,” Jessen told the Daily Signal. “I am unashamedly a Christian, will not change that part of my story. I have no need to be embarrassed by that. … Now get this … no resuscitation required upon arrival at the hospital.”
Although Jessen survived the abortion, she developed cerebral palsy because of the lack of oxygen to the brain.
“I was being literally burned alive in my mother’s womb for 18 hours. I should be blind, burned, and dead,” she explained.
According to Jessen, it was only by the grace of God that she was born at 6 a.m because if it had been later, the abortion doctor would have been in, and would have ended her life.
“Had [the doctor] been there, he would have ended my life with strangulation, suffocation, or leaving me to die without a thought,” Jessen said.
Instead, a nurse called an ambulance and transferred Jessen to a nearby hospital, where she would live.
Even though the failed abortion left Jessen with Cerebral Palsy for the rest of her life, it hasn’t stopped her from living her life and has only motivated her to stand up for the unborn.
Jessen, who lives in Nashville, advocates for the unborn by testifying in Congress, speaking at various events, and even traveling around the world to share her story.
She also uses her Twitter account to not only update her followers on her progress but to spread the love of Jesus.
In a follow-up tweet to the exciting news of her jumping, she thanked God for the victory.
“Thank You. i am Yours. and all my Victories are Yours,” she wrote.
You can find more about Jessen’s story, and her commitment to the pro-life movement here.