‘I’m a millionaire because I had an abortion’

Berkeley woman who killed baby argues with prolifer at Walk for Life
From the video of the incident

From the video of the incident

The following comes from February 6 posting on jillstanek.com.

World Life Organization and Created Equal co-rented a jumbo-tron at the January 26 Walk for Life in San Francisco.


On the jumbo-tron was looped a two-minute video showing the graphic reality of abortion.

One of the pro-life apologists behind the police-protected guardrail surrounding the jumbo-tron was Russell Hunter of Abolish Human Abortion. Russell was approached by a post-abortive mother who made a revealing declaration: “I’m a millionaire because I had an abortion when I was 18.”

When Russell called the mother out as having committed “human sacrifice” (to the god of wealth), she rationalized her boast by saying she was at the time 18 and in an abusive relationship. She added, “I got a college degree from Berkeley and a master’s degree.”

This is unvarnished liberal feminism, which has turned the original meaning of feminism on its head.

Liberal feminism teaches that a woman is incapable of parenting and bettering herself at the same time, or waiting to better herself if circumstances aren’t right. Patience, sacrifice, and self-denial are not virtues. Motherhood is not a prize but a punishment.

So if a woman sustains a sexual relationship with a jerk and gets pregnant, the one to pay the price is the baby, not her. It would be too responsible and too hard to do the right thing, of which there are several options that do not involve murdering one’s own child.

And apparently women cannot get college degrees and post-graduate degrees with children. I didn’t know that.

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  1. God bless these brave warriors with World Life Organization. They added a lot of enthusiasm and realism to the march for life this year.

  2. Her story is hardly unique. It is the “beautiful side of evil.” One wonders if this woman’s financial success has led to this self-justifying stance — sort of an “end justifies the means.”

    I wonder what she thinks of the pro-life cause when she settles down at night — indignation? remorse? Perhaps she thinks nothing of it at all. One wonders if such a soul could freely fly to God, or is it shackled by money? I will pray for her.

  3. When you watch the video, you can see that the woman does not rationalize her choice. When told about human sacrifice the woman says “I didn’t know that when I was 18.” Perfect time to offer condolences. This exchange could have ended so differently.

    • Deep down, the soul knows what sacrifice is. Sacrifice is an instinct. Man tends to pervert this instinct. What destruction of conscience prevents a man or woman from realizing that some sacrifice is evil and some good?

    • Abeca Christian says:

      I suppose Anon makes a good point too…..after all how many 18 year old now a days actually rationalize? If you look at how many have lost their virginity before they even turned 18, one can see that the problem is much worst. 18 just means that they are told by society that they are an adult now and can do what they want…..even if they are bad choices.

      We hear that many lose their faith in their early college years, I heard that even in faith based Colleges there are about 10% that still leave their faith or the number can be higher if they attend a more liberal Catholic college. Of course all this does not excuse the murder of the unborn. It just shows how this culture has changed since it made abortion legal and how much worst in morality has it become.

  4. Veni Sancte Spiritus! What a quick, holy and inspired response: “That is why they call it human sacrifice, you sacrifice a human so that you could become a millionaire!”

    This unselfish and courageous young man had an incredible breakthrough moment in piercing right through to the core of this woman’s conscience. Don’t pay attention to the hostile finger pointing and screaming, don’t pay attention to the excuses about staying in the bad relationship. Did you hear this woman haltingly say, “I didn’t know it back then.” For that split second, how painfully hard it was for her to hear the hard truth that she had sacrificed her own child even though she initially thought that a million dollar bragging would somehow justify her terrible costly decision to murder her own son or daughter. This woman does not know any better, the world around her has taught her that a million dollars is what makes you have worth. Well, she has heard the inspired truth now and it it because someone was willing to love her during an adversarial and rationalizing rant.

    I sincerely believe that this woman will truly reflect on this encounter with the Holy Spirit. We may never know or see the fruit of that encounter, but if there was ever a merciful gift given, it was truly captured on You Tube for all to see. May God bless that wonderful young man and may the Holy Spirit continue to enlighten this woman who was caught with love and convicted enough to at least be able to say, “I didn’t know it back then.”

    Douay-Rheims Bible

    “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.”…Luke 21:15

    • Actually this encounter really points out the need for people to get post-abortion counseling. The man had a perfect opportunity to help this woman but he was in “confront” mode and didn’t see the reachable moment that you speak of in your post. We also don’t know how abusive the relationship was and what kind of stress she was under from it. We don’t know if it was a marrriage. We know she was 18 when she made that horrible choice. Maybe Project Rachel should have a jumbotron at these events.

      • Anonymous,

        Seven months later after witnessing a very similar encounter, the woman went to the trouble of tracking down the pro-life worker to say thank you. The real joy was learning that this woman went to confession.

        Fear is useless; what is needed is trust.”( Luke 8:50, Mark 5:36

        Catechism of the Catholic Church

        – “So that she can fulfill her mission, the Holy Spirit ‘bestows upon [the Church] varied hierarchic and charismatic gifts, and this way directs her’. Henceforward the Church, endowed with the gifts of her founder and faithfully observing his precepts of charity, humility and self-denial, receives the mission of proclaiming and establishing among all peoples the Kingdom of Christ and of God, and she is on earth the seed and the beginning of that kingdom.”

        798 – “The Holy Spirit is ‘the principle of every vital and truly saving action in each part of the Body.’ He works in many ways to build up the Body in charity: …by the many special graces (called ‘charisms’), by which he makes the faithful ‘fit and ready to undertake various tasks and offices for the renewal and building up of the Church.’ [252] ”

        799 – “Whether extraordinary or simple and humble, charisms are graces of the Holy Spirit which directly or indirectly benefit the Church, ordered as they are to her building up, to the good of men, and to the needs of the world.”

        800 – “Charisms are to be accepted with gratitude by the person who receives them and by all members of the Church as well. They are a wonderfully rich grace for the apostolic vitality and for the holiness of the entire Body of Christ, provided they really are genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit and are used in full conformity with authentic promptings of this same Spirit, that is, in keeping with charity, the true measure of all charisms. [253]“

        • If she reads our posts, I hope she will understand that we care about her.

          • Abeca Christian says:

            I think that many a times we are concerned not to hurt anyone’s feelings….I think that is the norm that has gotten us in this mess in these modern times. Truly sad. But I notice that on the other side, they do not care if they hurt a child or any pro-lifer….they do not show care… How crooked we have become.

      • Abeca Christian says:

        Anon I think that there is a fine line between false compassion then not…..be careful I understand that you are trying to be compassionate but sometimes it can be one that is not fruitful in changing this culture…..there is a fine line….one can not down play the great evil that abortion is out of false compassion for the women.

        It’s normal and actually good to help woman come into acceptance of the reality of what that choice actually has done…crying is normal, feelings of regret, all normal and can be healthy if it leads a person to true repentance and a contrite heart but if they avoid understanding the error of their ways….then you have what we see much fierce in many and that is their activism for more abortions. Justification to make them avoid what the reality is but to help them feel better about their choice with excuses after excuses. As we see here, this is a perfect example but you are right about helping them get help and Project Rachel is good. God bless you.

  5. Adoption is always an option for those who are physically or mentally unable to raise a child. There is no need to kill a child.

    The MORTAL (grave) sins of ABORTION and CONTRACPTION would never be considered if all unmarried women and men practiced chastity.
    Sexual activity (for the unmarried) is also a MORTAL sin.

    Until someone Confesses their mortal sins, and promises not to commit the mortal sin again, they may NOT receive Holy Communion.
    Receiving Holy Communion while in the state of mortal sin and another grave mortal sin of SACRILEGE.
    When are our Bishops and Priests going to preach this from the pulpit? Or are they too busy using their Title and Office by preaching their personal politics about NON-Church teachings such as gun registration and gun control?

  6. Juergensen says:

    “For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?” (Matt 16:26)

  7. Mark from PA says:

    How would the woman not have been able to become a millionaire if she gave her child up for adoption? She did not have to kill her baby. Lately some in the Church seem to be against adoption and say that a child has a right to be raised by its real (biological) mother and father. Years ago adoption was more accepted by some in our society. Respect life.

  8. How sad for her, to boast of such a thing. I wonder if it would have made a difference if she knew what Jesus had to say about attachments to this world: “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” (Matt. 16:26)

  9. “I’m a millionaire because I had an abortion when I was 18.”

    What does it profit a person to lose their soul just to gain the whole world of money?

    I paraphrase here — but the point remains the same. Killing your own child in the womb must be soul-crushing for the woman, even as it’s body-crushing for the baby.

  10. What good will it do if I gain the whole world but lose my soul?

  11. Mike Malone says:

    When this lady passes away I hope she takes her wealth with her in the form of $1 dollar bills, the devil can use them to stoke the fire in which she shall live.

  12. Mbûkû Kanyau Mbithûka says:

    That is not true. She is a Millonaire becouse she worked hard, and is that really the price of a Child? 1 millon bucks?

  13. I want to point out that what they were doing by showing that video de-sensitizes people. The first frame — one picture –elicits shock and horror. By the end of the video you start wondering who’s baby they killed to get the pictures. The pictures are so obviously staged that you wonder if they are real.

    • The shock and horror does not come from this video. The shock and horror comes from anonymous and outspoken persecutors from within Christ’s Church.

      A de-sensitized society is the product of an obstinate and rebellious nation.

      Habitual sin de-sensitizes.

      Douay-Rheims Bible – Psalm 18:11

      And he made darkness his covert, his pavilion round about him: dark waters in the clouds of the air.

      Douay-Rheims Bible – Psalm 90:8

      Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes: our life in the light of thy countenance.

      • Catherine, Habitual sin de-sensitizes. Exactly, that’s the point. America won’t reject abortion until it sees abortion — unless they see it so many times, it becomes routine. And are you using the Authentic Douay Rheims or the updated Challoner version? Stand up for life. And stop finding fault with your neighbor.

        • The public prefers to look at idols, money, and sexual stimuli … these things blind it to the spectre of abortion.

        • Anon, there are several Bibles useful for Catholics besides the version you mentioned. Reading the Bible won’t help you unless you are faithful; and if you are faithful, it won’t make a whole lot of difference which version you read. Your understanding, in other words, comes not from the way the holy words of Scripture are translated but from your faith.

    • Mike Malone says:

      Go to abortionno.org and watch a full vaginal section abortion.

      • Abeca Christian says:

        Catherine you are fine! This is lent and the spiritual attacks will continue so ignore Anon’s comments.

      • I know a pro-life Catholic male, as disgusted with the federal government and the president’s positions as anyone here. When he heard that pictures of aborted fetuses were put up along the inaugural parade route, he was so abhorred that he will never give to pro-life organizations again. It grosses out the wrong people. President Obama isn’t going to change because he sees those pictures and now you have lost how many supporters.

      • Mark from PA says:

        Mike, I am strongly pro-life but I would never watch that. I think abortion is murder and I sure as heck don’t want to watch it. I can see what Anonymous is talking about because I think people should not have such pictures where children can view them.

        • Abeca Christian says:

          Strongly pro-life? REALLY? hmmm why oh why do I have a hard time believing that? Obama says he is for family values…why oh why do I have a hard time believing that?

  14. Abeca Christian says:

    Great article exposing the mentality of how these women have brainwashed themselves to believe. That is why today many do not take personal responsibility instead they blame the baby… so they murder their unborn to cover up for the mistakes they have created for themselves. If women continue this way, it’s no wonder men also use them and think, well I don’t have to be tied down to this girl or responsibility, she can just have an abortion and I can still continue to use her.

    Men of character where are you? Women of character where are you?

    • 70% of women who abort do so because they feel like they have no choice. The articles on CCD from the trenches show that most who do it are conflicted, some being pressured by others. Yes, there are jerks who use women and move on. Always have been. But most people, even people who have abortions, are just people who try to figure out the right thing to do and sometimes, really get it wrong. You know how emotional pregnant women are. You know that phase where you panic and think “I can’t do this. This will never work out.” We need mandatory counseling and we need abortion to be illegal.

      • Abeca Christian says:

        yes k that is because it finally became a choice…..when it wasn’t a choice…women and men of Character found a way to endure and ultimately raised the child or children, married or adopted out etc.

        I know we read a lot of articles from the trenches, but what we also do not read about is how many women have used abortion as another form of birth control. In the heat of passion, a one night stand……ooops fear sets in…then they have an abortion….not just one abortion but several from several occasions of sex, different fathers…they don’t even know who the father could be…from a party….oh he looks cute but no strings attached…bunch of hook ups. So what is the real issue here? hmmmm

        • abeca, did you know that 20% of those who have abortions are married women? Did you know that over 70% of those who have abortions are Christian women? I cannot find any statistics on number of sexual encounters or partners correlated with abortion. Obviously, the scenario you paint could produce a pregnancy. But I do not know that those women are any more likely to abort than those with a single partner. Could be. Casual sex is a big problem.

  15. So, money is more important than human life. Sad.

  16. It sounds to me that this woman is in pain – trying to rationalize her abortion. The fact that she even had a dialogue w/these pro lifers seems to indicate that she is seeking understanding from someone who she hopes will reach out to her. Condemning her outright appears as less than charitable and compassionate, particularly from others who are indeed sinners as we all are – even if not guilty of this sin. She seems to be seeking help, however defensive she may be, by connecting w/those who respond by telling her she is beyond it.

  17. “The (excessive) love of money is the root of all evil.” I put in the word “excessive” because that is what St. Paul meant. We all have to have money and like money, but how we get it and what we do with it makes all the difference between a Godly person and one who commits evil. Hopefully, some of what the man said to her will sink in to change this woman’s mind, and she will use her money to help save children and the unborn and not kill them.

  18. Abeca Christian says:

    This woman’s comments are not factual….it’s absurd to even make such a comment. How many poor women have abortions? Many and they are not millionaires.

  19. “For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?” Mark 8:36, Douay-Rheims Bible

    • Abeca Christian says:

      Willi I agree but I do accept the fact that not everyone embraces the word of God…..I don’t think they know how. God have mercy on us all.

      • Abeca: Those who do not embrace the Word of God, endanger their immortal souls and will stand before God in Judgement (as we all will) for our sins. My point is she murdered her unborn child and believes she profited monetarily. What good are her millions before the Judgement Seat. Indeed, God have mercy on us all!

  20. the woman I know who had an abortion told me that at the time all she was thinking was I can’t have an abortion. O won’t be able to go to college. I’ll have to live on hot dogs and candy bars the way my friends Lila and Joe were doing. But afterwards I always used to think about it and wonder if it would have been a boy or a girl and I would think about what I could have done instead of going through that. I might have turned out okay after all but I didn’t know that then.

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