We met Angel Murchison at the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2015. Angel attended the UN parallel event where three Big Ocean women shared stories of their mothers and grandmothers. Their message resonated with her because she knows the power women have — and she knows the consequences of their choices. As a teenager, Angel found herself pregnant. A procedure was scheduled for her, and she was told that there was not a baby inside her — it was just a blob of tissue. She was also told that in a few minutes it would be all over. Instead, Angel found herself facing the long-term emotional consequences of terminating a pregnancy. Eventually she married the father of the aborted baby and they have raised a family together. Angel now uses her voice to raise awareness of the effects of abortion. She has a radio show and conducts other PR efforts designed to share her happy message of choosing motherhood. “We can heal from an abortion, but it doesn’t change the fact that we won’t be able to raise that child,” Angel said. “Today I encourage women to make the right choice — to choose life.”
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