In the town of Terre Haute, Indiana, in September
1961, a child was born. Her mother had severe problems of her own, certainly
unable to care for a child in any case. This child, though, would have been hard
on any mother. Confirmed were the severe birth defects that had been expected
because of her mother's history. Hydrocephalus was evident and doctor said that
the severely retarded child would never walk or talk and would certainly live
only a few years. In January 1964, she was sent to a Warsaw, Indiana nursing
home to die.
But dedicated care workers refused to give up on her. They taught her to
walk and talk and gave her love. On June 30, 1965, three-year-old
Gail Spencer walked out of that nursing home to the foster family that
would take her into their family. Amazed doctors still only gave her
another seven or eight years. They were wrong.
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Gail's First Story
Gail Moves On
There's more to this story of the little three-year-old girl
who walked out of that nursing home in 1965 where she had been sent to die. If
Gail had been conceived after 1973, she would have been aborted without a second
thought. But they would have been wrong also.
I am thankful that Gail was born before abortion was legalized in the United
States, because today she is my wife and the mother of our two beautiful children.
She graduated from high school in 1980. She drives when she needs to, though
she doesn't care for Las Vegas traffic. She helps the children with their
homework and our daughter with the Girl Scouts. She volunteers in the
children's classrooms and the PTA fund-raisers. She will always find the time
to give a neighbor some help in the home or with a craft idea. It would have
been a real tragedy to kill her before birth just because she was inconvenient
or had a poor life forecast.
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