Abortion survivor to address Limerick rally on April 6th

Claire Culwell

Abortion survivor Claire Culwell will share her amazing story at a pro-life rally in Limerick next week.

The abortion survivor is flying in especially from the US to address the ‘Stand Up For Life’ rally, which takes place at Limerick Racecourse, from 6pm-8.30pm on Friday, April 6th.
The event is organised by the LoveBoth Project, a pro-life organisation.

Culwell’s story is truly amazing. At the age of 13, Claire’s mother learned she was pregnant and decided to have an abortion, though she didn’t know she was pregnant with twins.

After Claire’s brother was aborted in the womb, her mother returned to the abortion clinic after realising she still had a growing and developing baby inside of her. Told she was too late to have a second abortion, she gave birth to Claire, who struggled on life support as she dealt with a myriad of medical issues following her birth.

“One of us was aborted, one of us survived,” recalls Culwell. “I’m a survivor of abortion. My life is a testimony that there are wonderful alternatives to abortion, such as adoption in my case. An accidental or unwanted child still deserves life, even a child with disabilities. I was born two and half months early, weighed 3 lbs 2oz, had dislocated hips and club feet. I had to wear casts on my feet, a harness and eventually a body cast. The abortion still affects me today.”

Ahead of her Limerick visit, Culwell – who was put up for adoption by her mother shortly after she was born – explained why she wanted to visit Ireland: “I want to encourage women to seek alternatives to abortion because I would never want any woman to go through the grief and the pain that my birth mother went through simply because she didn’t know she had any other option.”

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Claire now travels the world sharing her story, urging people to choose life instead of abortion.

Culwell says she can’t imagine not sharing her story with others. “My life is a miracle and I would be selfish to keep this gift of life to myself,” she says.

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