Thursday, December 22, 2011


just a bunch of cells
i bought the lies that hurt me
and killed my baby

so simple and quick
yet I grieve for years and years
abortion hurt me

dream of you and I
jumping off the table to
save your life and mine


Monday, December 5, 2011


Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN has announced that it will close it's abortion mill!! I have spent many hours praying outside of Regions in 4 of the 7 40 Days for Life campaigns. So grateful to all who have worked tirelessly from inside and outside to close the mill!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Banquet for LIFE 2011!!

We raised $9400 for the River Falls Pregnancy Helpline Life Care Center!! My abortion story and Jill's story were well received! Thank you so much for the prayers and support!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


A refreshing change from Susan G Komen who gives to Planned Parenthood. Enjoy a cup at Dunn Brothers!

Friday, September 30, 2011

My Next Gig!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


against the evil perpetrated here in Duluth, MN.

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Daughter

Dearest Aubrey,
21 years ago today in my fear and ignorance you died in my abortion. I didn't know then what I know now. Sweet girl, the day you died is also the day you went to heaven. Though your mother had forsaken you, the Lord received you!(Psalm 27:10)One day(soon and very soon!)you will run to me. You will run to me and I will finally hold you in my arms. Until then, my love I will grieve with hope and long for that glorious day when I behold my precious Savior and my precious daughter.

I love you,

Friday, August 19, 2011


Sometimes I would like to ask God why he allows poverty,

famine and injustice in the world, when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid

He may ask me the same question.


Monday, August 1, 2011


I read Abby Johnson's blog post where she stated that women who abort are not victims. I disagreed and Jill Stanek wrote up the weekend question here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Emily's Poem

Emily Claire Hebert
October 1974
An extra X chromosome was what the amnio would show
as they tried to explain it, but they really didn’t know,
whether mild or profound your disability would be,
So it was suggested an abortion, for you and for me.

The Dr. would do a hysterectomy, along with taking you,
no more babies in the future as we struggled with what to do.
Your sister was two, had Down Syndrome with special needs,
you had two older siblings, so we consented to this cruel deed.

If someone could have counseled, stressed the heartache to come
from taking our baby’s life, this act would not have been done.
Immediately, I regretted the grievous choice we made,
but, there was no changing what happened that fatal day.

For 35 years now back in some dusty corner of my mind,
This haunting fact resurfaced once again from time to time.
It was painful to dwell upon it, so I’d quickly shut it out.
“How could we? We had no right.”, I’d want to cry and shout.

I’ve thought of all the joys we’ve forever missed
knowing you, hugging you and never being kissed.
What color was your hair? Did you have blue eyes?
Would you have been a happy child? Did the Dr. tell me lies?

I wish so very much we’d had a chance to meet,
To hold you, to love you and to see your tiny feet.
To hear your laughter, to know your sweet smile,
to always have you with us, our daughter, my child.

A mother’s suppose to nurture and protect their unborn
Not abolish or destroy, like an soul that’s been shorn.
I’ve prayed for God’s forgiveness, but could not forgive me;
the shame, the guilt and sadness, never would it leave.

I acknowledge forgiveness was always within my reach.
Jesus suffered for my sins when God sent his son to teach;
lessons about living, obeying, understanding right from wrong,
to grow in peace and love, along with keeping our faith strong.

I’ve learn whatever the Lord sends us, he gives us strength to cope,
Let not despair guide us, to believe in God’s message there’s hope.
You are my special angel, in heaven, awaiting patiently,
and I’m so eager to see you, when my soul has been set free.
Karen Hebert

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Love a Parade

I am so proud of my husband and eldest son who marched at the front with the banner for the Pregnancy Center!! Someone stopped me after the parade to say, "There should be thousands of us marching with you!!" That would be nice.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Precious Friends

A friend in the fight, Gerard Nadal Phd has written a very touching blog post about my abortion story. I taped an episode of the show Faces of Abortion 2 years ago. The post is here.

God bless those who stand with women who have been hurt by abortion and have found their way to healing. We have found our voices because God has loved us through you.

Thank you Gerry, for drawing the sword over post abortive women.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Operation Outcry

The Justice Foundation and Operation Outcry were part of a truly historic moment in Texas this past week. The Texas Sonogram Bill was signed by Governor Rick Perry and ladies of Operation Outcry and I were invited to be part of the signing ceremony. Go here to find out more and to see pictures and video from the ceremony. I want to personally contact you to say thank you. Thank you from my heart because we could not do what we need to do without your support. For the ladies of Operation Outcry that were present at the signing, this was another level of healing for them.

They now know the law requires that women be given the chance to make an informed decision, an opportunity they were not granted.


Allan Parker
The Justice Foundation

Saturday, April 23, 2011

From a Friend in the Fight

I am the youngest, the smallest
the most innocent

They take me to places that shout
with hot pink
how much they love women
Places that they have legalized
in attempts to make
themselves feel better
About the choices they made
that brought about my life
in the first place

Mom hesitated when she placed the call
but she’ll make the trip anyway
have the procedure
By late tomorrow she’ll be in a daze
and I’ll be dead
Her actions and feelings buried deep
my body dumped

I will live on in those
who recognize my beauty
see themselves in me
Those who fought,
cried, and prayed
for my right to live

Soon they’ll all see my worth
and look back with great shame
on the days
They chose to kill
the youngest, the smallest
the most innocent


Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday Prayer Vigil 2011

Thousands of people came out to pray against abortion today. Amazing!

btw One of the Planned Parenthood proaborts held a sign that stated how much $$$ they had raised. $22,000!!! Looks to me as if they don't need any federal funds after all.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thoughts from Facebook

I'm tired. I'm tired of reading the absolute hatred others have for post abortive women. The anger and rage and contempt for those that abort. I have been on the receiving end of it enough. I know the enemy I am fighting. I WILL STAND with those that take the risk to get help after hearing how worthless they are as human beings for aborting. NO ONE is beyond the saving mercy and grace of Christ.

It hurts. It hurts to read the ugliness over and over and over and I long to take these women by the hand that are staying silent and in bondage. Are they not daughters of the King?
The woman that aborted on she not HIS?? Is he not weeping over her today? Longing to not have this distance between them?

It is only LOVE that led me back to Him!! I know it's hard. I know it is hard to understand and fathom and wonder WHY WHY WHY??? WHY do women have abortions? Jesus knows. The woman at the well and the woman caught in adultery saw in His face something they had NEVER experienced from anyone else.

He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm18:19

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thanks for Nothing, Herb

Dear Mrs. Stream:

Thank you for taking the time to share your views with me.

I appreciate knowing of your concerns regarding Planned Parenthood organizations receiving Federal funds. Title X of the Public Health Services Act provides grants to public and private nonprofit agencies which provide voluntary family planning services, including natural planning methods and supplies, infertility services, and basic gynecologic care. I support Title X funding because I believe that it is in the best interest of our nation to take steps to promote preventive health care such as cancer screenings, breast exams, and HIV testing, as well as to reduce the occurrence of unwanted pregnancies. Grantees include state and local health departments, hospitals, and organizations such as Planned Parenthood. No Title X money can be used to provide abortion services.

On February 17, 2011, Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) introduced an amendment, H.AMDT.95, to H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, which would block all federal funding of Planned Parenthood. This amendment was agreed to by a vote of 240 to 185 and, on February 19, 2011, the House passed H.R. 1 by a vote of 235 to 189. The Senate voted on H.R. 1 on March 9, 2011. The bill was not agreed to by a vote of 44 to 56.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me. I will keep in mind your concerns should the Senate consider legislation affecting Title X funding in the future.

Herb Kohl
United States Senator

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Doozy Award

I have been a moderator at Jill Stanek's for almost 3 years. Always an education when I jump on a thread and have a conversation. I have read so many comments from pro aborts about my abortion story but the following would have to take the cake so far!! My answers are in bold.

So Carla has had an abortion, or was she just saying that to prove a point? Because if so, what makes you think that you are so special that YOU deserve to get an abortion while all other women with unwanted pregnancies don’t deserve one? Your sense of entitlement is shocking.

My abortion was the most horrifying experience of my life. We are not talking about a trip to Disney World for goodness sakes!

Shocking? LOL

Oh and my daughter who died in my abortion? She deserved to live.

Carla, thank you for sharing your story. I watched the video of you at Faith Community Church on your blog. I think it is very sad that you got an abortion when that wasn’t the right choice for you. That being said, what is right for you is not right for everyone. And you know yourself better than you know anyone else, so if you made the wrong choice for yourself, how can you expect that you would make the right choice for other people? No one forced you to choose abortion, and I am sorry if you regret it, but you chose it and other women have that same right of choice. Just because abortion was the wrong choice for you, doesn’t mean it is the wrong choice for everyone.

Thank you for watching my story. It means a lot to me that you did!!

And I have to ask you again how in the world I would know that abortion was WRONG for me(in addition to how wrong it was for my baby girl)until I went through with it? There was no one in my life telling me anything different. The mill certainly wasn’t interested in showing me the truth and I was in crisis. If I had known then(20 years ago)what I know now…………..

Do you always know how things will turn out before you do them?

In my case you must not have been paying very close attention. I never had a pregnancy test or an ultrasound. I was lied to by omission when told IT was just a bunch of cells. I was 10 weeks along!!! Later on I miscarried my 2nd child into my hand and saw a tiny fully formed human baby! Not a bunch of red circles.

Google fetal development at 10 weeks. Go on. I know you want to.

Stare at that image awhile. Feast your eyes.

Here I’ll help.

How is it choice when women aren’t given informed consent, are pressured by those around them to abort, coerced by lies, forced by boyfriends or abandoned to “do whatever you think is right for you?”

It’s not. It is not choice when one is left with no choice.

Abortion was more than “the wrong choice” for me.(I made a wrong choice today to leave my mittens at home.) One more time. I was pregnant when I walked into that mill. My daughter’s tiny body was suctioned through a vacuum tube and put in a bottle to be pieced back together. She died that day. I left her there. I walked out a very wounded woman and still a mother.

Why in the world would I NOT tell others that abortion hurts women? Abortion kills children. Abortion will never solve, help, heal or empower.

Oh and just food for thought here when speaking or writing and you say I’m sorry BUT….it cancels out the I’m sorry.

If you have had an abortion and are struggling or know of someone who is please get in touch with me. My deepest pain has become my greatest passion.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thanks For Nothing, Ron

Dear Carla:

Thank you for contacting me regarding abortion and abortion related services. I appreciate hearing from you.

Abortion is a difficult and divisive issue. I do not believe the federal government should be entrusted to make a very personal medical decision of this nature. Instead, I have more faith in the judgment of the woman and her physician to make the right decision based on her own personal beliefs and faith. Furthermore, I believe that all of us must do more to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, particularly teenage pregnancies, as well as support efforts to make adoption more widely available.

We must also educate teenagers about the dangers of unprotected sex and encourage parents to talk openly with their children about these issues. Recent surveys have shown several positive trends concerning teenage sexual activity and contraceptive use. Statistics demonstrate stabilization in teen sexual activity, a decline in teen pregnancy, and an increase in contraceptive use. Yet, the United States continues to face an adolescent reproductive health crisis. The rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections remain unacceptably high.

I believe that abortions should be rare, safe and should be the result of careful consideration between a woman, her family, her doctor and her clergy. I do not believe the federal government should be entrusted to make a very personal decision of this nature. Instead, I have more faith in the judgment of the woman and her physician to make the right decision based on her own personal beliefs and faith.

I believe we need to comprehensively expand access to preventive reproductive health care services and education programs, help reduce unintended pregnancies, increase access to family planning services, prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and reduce the need for abortion. These vital resources have already benefited our state-wide communities.

Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with additional comments or questions. I also encourage you to visit my website,, where you can find updated information, sign up to receive my electronic newsletter, and send me e-mail.


Ron Kind
Member of Congress

I receive this same generic blah, blah blah letter EVERY.TIME. I email Ron Kind about abortion!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

March for Life 2011 St. Paul, MN

That's me. In the red sweater. Rubbing my nose.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Facing the Truth

The cause of any and every woman’s pain after abortion is that your baby died in your abortion. A child was conceived and you had been pregnant and every mom out there KNOWS this. There is no way to explain away the fact that a woman is pregnant with a growing, fully alive human child when she walks into an abortion clinic and that the life of her child is ended by the time you walk out that door. In fact your child’s body was torn to pieces and then pieced back together to make sure that the “uterine contents” were removed.

When that realization hits that you paid for the death of your innocent, growing child there can be a facing of that truth. Once you face it head on you can find hope and healing. Facing the truth brings you out of denial and the healing can begin.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I have righteous anger!! It takes everything I’ve got not to rant when I hear about how “safe” abortion is and how there are no risks or complications or that I am mentally ill for FINALLY realizing my daughter was KILLED in my abortion and I deeply regret it!

I am angry that I was freaking LIED to at the clinic and was so desperate I couldn’t think straight. I am angry that I was yelled at there and treated so rudely. I am angry that I was ever there that day!

I am angry that proaborts want to silence me, ridicule me, and trivialize my experience.

I am angry that my grief is dismissed time and time again as though I am some lunatic grieving a "bunch of cells."

I am angry that telling my abortion story is looked upon as “having an agenda” while a woman saying she has never given a whit about her abortion is just being “honest.”

I am angry that so many that claim to be prolife continue to regard me as a slut who couldn’t keep her legs closed! OR that I should have known better and I got what I paid for!

BUT God continually helps me keep my wits about me and try to communicate even when it falls on deaf ears. He knows my heart. How can I keep silent??!!

Well. I guess THAT was a rant!!