Moving Tribute to American’s Veterans

From the Family Policy Council of West Virginia to all our veterans we say “thank-you!” Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed and your legacy will live on as we daily fight to defend the freedoms of the United States.

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Jenni Lake: Teenage Portrait of a Real Mother

by Nathan A. Cherry, 01/12/2012

Jenni Lake

Jenni Lake and her boyfriend Nathan with their son less than two weeks before she passed away.

Martinsburg, WV – To be honest, I don’t know if this is a heroic tale of resolute pro-life conviction or just a mother doing what every mother is supposed to do; protect her child. But that doesn’t seem to matter. The choice this young girl made is heroic no matter why she made it. Her sacrifice is worthy of praise if for no other reason than she did what so many are unwilling to do: think of her unborn baby first.

Maybe you have heard the name Jenni Lake before. Her story made headlines across the nation as news of her decision spread like wild-fire among pro-life advocates. Ironically nothing is ever mentioned in many of the mainstream media stories about the possible pro-life conviction that led Jenni to choose her unborn child over her own life. Most of the coverage centered on the tragic loss of a teen to cancer. While that aspect is indeed tragic, her decision is by far the bright spot in an otherwise gloomy tale of death and disease. Too bad a biased liberal media can’t see that.

Take a look at the video below to be inspired by a teenager you have never met and the brave decision she made to stop her cancer treatment at the risk of her own life. Though it cost Jenni her life she did what every mother has the instinct to do; save her child at any cost. Something Jenni said to her nurse reveals the heart of a mother and the resolution to protect her child that I truly wish every mother possessed. It was recalled by Jenni’s mother:

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Video: Mother Refuses Abortion and Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child

by Nathan A. Cherry, 10/31/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Stories like this one don’t seem to make the headlines very often. In fact, with prominent support for Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry so prevalent in the liberal media it’s nearly impossible to find these accounts. But the fact remains that the heroic tales of women willing to sacrifice their own life in order to save their baby need to be told.

This is just such an account.

Our friends at Lifenews.com recently shared the brave account of Stacie Crimm and the life or death decision she faced with her unborn daughter. Stacie learned, in a short period of time, that she was pregnant and also had head and neck cancer. She then faced the decision to either undergo radiation and chemotherapy, risking the baby’s life, or to forego any treatment for herself until after the baby was born; a potentially fatal path.

Stacie had no intention of ending her pregnancy or doing anything to jeopardize her daughter’s health. With steadfast resolution she decided to carry her baby girl, Dottie Mae, and give her a chance to live; even if it cost her own life in the process. Take a few moments to read Stacie’s story and watch the video below showing a healthy Dottie Mae. Though Dottie was delivered by C-section at barely over two pounds, she is now doing very well and has gone home.

Stacie’s decision is one no mother wants to make, but that every mother is willing to make in order to save the life of her child. Her decision and sacrifice will not be forgotten by the one she gave life to, Dottie Mae.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Triumph in Tragedy: What it Means to Defend Life (Must Read)

by Nathan A. Cherry, 04/27/2011

Martinsburg, WV – I won’t waste time trying to add to this amazing story. Take a few moments and read it for yourself. This is a powerful example of what it means to be pro-life. But

Jessica Council

A mother that gave her life so her unborn child could live.

 more than that it is a powerful example of what it means to be a parent and to protect your child with your life. Lesson learned.

Young mother with cancer sacrifices life for unborn child

In August of last year Jessica Council – a beautiful, 30-year-old mother of one – noticed that she had a sore throat. At around the same time, she also began to suspect that she was pregnant.

When after two weeks the sore throat had not gone away, Jessica decided to have it checked out. Her doctor told her that it was probably a thyroid goiter, and ultimately nothing to be too concerned about. Just to be sure, however, he had a test done, which he said confirmed his initial suspicions. Everything would be ok, he said.

But everything was not ok. The doctor had misread the test. 

Around November 15th, Jessica began having trouble breathing. On November 21st she landed in the emergency room. Then, on November 22nd, her throat closed up so tightly that she could not breathe, at which point doctors managed to insert a tube down her throat, and put her on a ventilator. 

The following day, November 23rd, Jessica was informed that she had cancer. By then, she also knew for certain that she was with child.

Thus began a journey that would put the faith and pro-life convictions of Jessica and her husband, Clint, to the ultimate test.

“It was worth every day”

Jessica and Clint met at Greenville College School. In a lengthy interview with LifeSiteNews.com, Clint said that he had spotted the gorgeous redhead sitting one day in the university dining hall, and asked if he could join her. She refused. But Clint didn’t give up. 

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.