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The most frequent reasons for women having abortions are the following:
1. having a child would interfere with a woman's education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
2. that she could not afford a baby now (73%)
3. and that she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%).
4. Other reasons given are because their parents' or partners' desire for them to have an abortion. Younger women often reported that they were unprepared for the transition to motherhood, while older women regularly cited their responsibility to dependents. Some are cited for the possibility of fetal anomalies.
While studying this I was struck at the selfishness behind every one of these "justifications". And then this morning Dad read me a story that restored some belief in people.
Though there are many selfish people in the world who will stoop to murder, there are others who have chosen a life of unselfishness. There are others who understand that life is worth protecting and cherishing. Men and women who have allowed themselves to be channels of mercy and saving grace.
One such woman is Coru Salchert. This woman seeks the unwanted. She deems the broken hurting souls as people worthy of love and life. Here is a story of selflessness, redemption, and unconditional love. And by God's grace I hope to be a Cori Salchert in the life God has given me.
Meet Emmalyn. A baby who at two weeks was adopted by Slachert, even when she knew this baby girl hadn't long to live.
Here is their story told by Cori Salchert to TODAY's Terri Peters.
Salchert's daughter, Johanna, 22, helps her bathe baby.