Our film “The Gift of Life,” hosted by Governor Mike Huckabee, explores the sanctity of life as a moral issue and looks at the lives of individuals who were nearly the victims of an abortion, but through God’s grace were spared. Two of those people were almost aborted after their mothers were raped.
James Robison is the founder and president of Life Outreach International, a worldwide Christian relief organization. He was the product of rape, but in “The Gift Of Life” he credits all the things he has been able to do with his life to, “a doctor's conviction that life was precious and a mother's prayer, I was born… They made the right decision concerning the right to life and that life has touched the lives of millions of people.”
Robison has an incredible story and marvels over how his life turned out and what could have been, “I look at my life. It didn't have anything to do with how I came to be born. I think of our three children. I think of the 11 grandchildren- that little group as it is would not have been.”
Rebecca Kiessling also found out she was born after rape. In “The Gift Of Life” she makes a passionate plea for the lives of other children conceived in rape, “It's hard to see now but I hope that you understand that that child is innocent and is a victim just like you. And that that child can bring you incredible healing. That child is a gift. And the rape victims who raise their child or place for adoption express that that child brought them healing.
“I honor my birthmother. I am a blessing to her. And that's what she says today. My life was spared for a purpose.”
A frequent criticism of the Conservative Political Action Conference is its supposed lack of attention to pro-life issues. However, by the second day of the event, which draws over 11,000 conservative activists, it was clear right to life issues were not forgotten by key speakers or lost on attendees.
Friday kicked off with pro-life Governor Mike Huckabee, who also attended CPAC in order to attend a screening of his documentary “The Gift of Life.”
Following the film, a panel featured pro-life leaders, which gathered to discuss current pro-life issues The panel, moderated by Lila Rose, included Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life, Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life, Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America and pro-life speaker Rebecca Kiessling.
The panel delved into issues ranging from Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood to the recent fight over conscience rights. The headline of the discussion was “Advancing the Pro-Life Movement in the Media” and each of the speakers commented on the importance of using social media to share the pro-life message. Outlets like Facebook and Twitter give pro-life advocates the chance to operate outside of the restraints of the biased mainstream media. This technology gives pro-lifers the chance to engage their peers and share the truth about abortion across a wider network than ever before.
Rebecca Kiessling is a wife and mother of five, plus an attorney who testifies before state legislatures for Personhood USA, a group seeking to protect all unborn persons with legal declarations of personhood in answer to Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s opinion of Roe v. Wade. She’s featured in the new Citizens United DVD “The Gift of Life,” which is narrated by Mike Huckabee.
A screening of “Gift” was held in Iowa prior to the caucuses, and all of the GOP candidates were invited. Yet only four attended: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. Kiessling had a backstage pass and used it to thank Bachmann and Santorum for being “100-percent pro-life.” She also used it to question Perry and Gingrich on why they thought abortion is acceptable for unborn babies conceived during rape and incest.
Gov. Mike Huckabee, who also addressed the students, said younger generations must be taught to respect human life.
“Young people nowadays are more pro-life than their mothers and grandmothers. They will change the country for the better,” he said as he introduced the short documentary “The Gift of Life.” “Nothing is more offensive to my Christian faith and my American spirit than that some people are valued more than others.”
While President Obama and other pro-abortion zealots celebrate the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it is important to remember the true face of “choice”: the 54 million unborn souls killed by abortion. It is a tragedy that respect for innocent human life has become so degraded in our society that an abortion takes place at an average of one every 26 seconds. But out of this culture of death springs new hope.
I had the pleasure of presenting, with Governor Mike Huckabee, the film The Gift Of Life this weekend at the Students for Life of America national conference. Two thousand pro-life leaders of the next generation sat in rapt attention, moved and motivated by the documentary’s message of the precious gift of life. On Monday, hundreds of thousands marched for life in the freezing DC rain, an overwhelming number of them young students from kindergarten to graduate school. These youth inspire me and give me optimism for the future of the pro-life movement.
A new pro-life documentary hosted by Governor Mike Huckabee includes the testimony of a former abortionist who says she sold abortions to women simply in pursuit of money.
Carol Everett, spurred by the anguish caused by her own abortion, began her own abortion business in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the 1980s before a chance encounter with a pastor showed her the way out.
“I wanted to be a millionaire,” says Everett on the trailer to The Gift of Life. “And the way for me to be a millionaire was to do 40,000 abortions a year.”
Everett’s story is one of several on the new documentary, hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, which also explores the testimony of several individuals who were nearly the victims of an abortion, but were spared.
Mike Huckabee is a former Arkansas governor, former Republican presidential candidate and host of a Fox News talk show. He is also a pro-life advocate and host of the new documentary, “The Gift of Life.” The film was unveiled in Iowa on Dec. 14, and has received rave reviews from social conservatives, pro-life groups and presidential candidates. Huckabee shared the message behind the film as well as his view on the Personhood Amendment and the 2012 presidential race in an interview with The Christian Post.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee praised the “The Gift of Life” film, saying the project turned out better than he expected. The film has even been credited for changing Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s abortion stance.
Huckabee is a strong and outspoken pro-life advocate and proponent of the Personhood Amendment. Yet he admitted to The Christian Post that he had some trepidation going to the production of the documentary.
“We didn’t want to do a pro-life movie that was sort of the normal horror stories of abortion,” he said. “We wanted to talk about the affirmation and celebration of life.”