Homeschooler Releases Pro-Life Song, CD
Twelve-year-old Emma MacDonald and her family know a few things about
abortion. Last year, Emma wrote the music and lyrics to a song about
how abortion has touched her mother and their family. Emma's mother
Jennifer is an abortion survivor. Jennifer explains,
"My mom got pregnant with me when she was 18. Unmarried, still in high
school, and alone she tried to abort me, but in 1967 abortion was still
illegal. The 'procedure' didn't work and she was supposed to return the
next week to try again. Being raised Catholic, she 'got the guilts' and
didn't return. But for God's grace, I would have been thrown out with
"Some might say that my early life circumstances were a textbook case
for abortion. Thankfully, God had other plans. Despite those many
painful years, my adult life is filled with joy and meaning. My five
children are alive today because God's grace spared their mother."
When asked how she came to write her song, Emma explains, "One night I
woke up suddenly because of a gruesome dream about abortion. A few
weeks later, I woke up singing the tune that is now 'You Are
There.'" With the encouragement of several people, Emma recorded
"You Are There" along with eight original instrumentals she has
written. Emma reveals in her lyrics:
"On that day when my mama's mom tried to abort her
God was there.
Through His grace she was spared,
She found those who would care,
This gift of love is why I am alive.
You were there, You were there,
You were watching over us.
By Your grace, we were born
And my daddy's not alone."
© 2009. Emma MacDonald. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted with permission.
The Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" holds special meaning for
Emma's father, David. In one scene, the angel Clarence remarks to
George Bailey, "Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he
isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?" David agrees,
"Certainly this applies well to our family. Abortion doesn't affect
simply the lives of a mother and her unborn child, but future
generations to come."
Emma's song and CD are now available at: www.cdbaby.com/Artist/EmmaMacDonald
Contact: Dave MacDonald
January 26, 2010
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