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Fence Sitter Steps to Side for Life

Twenty-five years ago, David Baxter was a paramedic in Canada, and “I was a fence-sitter,” he explained. “My wife and I discussed it, and it was a topic of argument for many years.”

One day, while Baxter was working with the ambulance service he owned, they received a call that would change his heart forever.

They arrived at the scene to find a girl about 14 years old in severe abdominal pain. The young girl was 17 weeks pregnant and was miscarrying.

They drove her to the hospital, and after leaving her in the hands of the nurse, Baxter and his co-worker went out to the emergency garage to clean up the ambulance.

For reasons Baxter still doesn’t understand, the nurse came out to show them the child. She placed the baby, who was in a plastic bag, into Baxter’s hands, and what he saw amazed him.

“All I remember,” Baxter said, “is looking at that poor little thing, and seeing fingers, and toes, and a face. I saw this was real. I thought, ‘That’s a baby; not something to be discarded.’”

After that moment of staring at the child, Baxter handed the baby back to the nurse and walked away firm in his new pro-life conviction.

As a trained medical professional, Baxter says when one sees an actual miscarried child, it becomes very real…

“’Women’s right to choose’ – that phrase annoys me,” said Baxter. “As it did my wife. […]Do you have a right to destroy a life because you don’t want to carry it?”

[29 May 2015, Nancy Flanders, http://liveactionnews.org/paramedic-reveals-dramatic-moment-turned-pro-life/ ]