Almost Aborted: Faith’s Story 

Jordan Estabrook - 11 Jun 2024

As a crucial part of Students for Life of America’s (SFLA) six-figure national messaging campaign, ALMOST ABORTED, brave individuals stepped to tell their ALMOST ABORTED stories – the ones abortion-hungry Democrats not only don’t want the public to hear, but the ones they distract from by using their platforms, money, and power to mislead the public about the perceived need for abortion.   


This campaign challenges and dismantles abortion advocates’ narratives about why women “need” abortion. The narratives include, but not limited to, abortion in cases of rape, adverse diagnosis, or simple being unwanted or unplanned.  

Faith would’ve fallen under the “unwanted” category according to abortion extremists, but this was far from the case for her parents, as they share their “Pressured to Abort” story.  


When Faith was diagnosed in the womb with Trisomy 18, her parents Jesi and Brad were bullied into abortion by doctors who told them this was a fatal, fetal diagnosis, and most babies born with Trisomy 18 don’t make it to their first birthday. Their geneticist even told them that their disabled daughter would ruin their marriage, the lives of their other children, and their finances. But now at age 15, Trisomy 18 doesn’t seem so “fatal” to Faith, and her parents are still happily married, raising their children, and spreading awareness to advocate for proper care for children, not abortion.  


“Today, 90% of children with Trisomy 18 are aborted,” says Jesi. “Because of abortion, there has never been a medical standard of care for people with Trisomy 18.”  

Jesi goes on to explain how people who choose life for their children with Trisomy 18 are denied care. Through their story, they hope to raise awareness and the standard of care for people with adverse diagnoses deserving of life and humane treatment.  

“Faith is 15 years old now,” Brad states in the video. “She is living proof that Trisomy 18 is not always fatal.”  

For other Trisomy 18 stories check out:  

  • Beverly Jacobson and her daughter, Verity.  
  • Kathryn Kerr and her daughter, Indiana.  

To hear more stories of those walking among us who were Almost Aborted, visit Almost Aborted | Pressured but not Persuaded.  

READ NEXT: ALMOST ABORTED Launches in New York Times Square

Share this post