Texas Teen’s Story Proves There’s Life After Abortion Ban: ‘This Is a Miracle From the Lord’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Teen mother, Brooke Alexander, received $50,000 from GoFundMe on Tuesday after The Washington Post unexpectedly featured her pro-life story after she welcomed twins due to the Texas Heartbeat Law, which went into effect last September.
“This is a miracle from the Lord. We are having these babies,” Alexander exclaimed after seeing the heartbeat of her twins on the ultrasound.
Movieguide® previously reported on the Texas Heartbeat Bill: “According to Texas Right to Life, the number of abortions in Texas continues to decrease following the landmark heartbeat bill that went into effect on Sept. 1. Research published by the Texas Health and Human Services reported a 60% decrease, with 2,197 abortions in September 2021 and 5,404 in August before legislators passed the bill.”
Alexander’s twins were among those saved by this bill. The Washington Post reported on the young mother’s story: Alexander “knew that, without the Texas law, her babies might not be here. ‘Who’s to say what I would have done if the law wasn’t in effect?’ she said. ‘I don’t want to think about it.’”
“It’s really scary thinking that I wouldn’t have them,” Alexander continued.
Alexander understood the challenge ahead of her, so she reached out on GoFundMe: “My name is Brooke Alexander. I’m from Corpus Christi Texas and I have lived here all my life. The funds are for my family and I. I am 18 years old and I have two 4 month old twins. My husband is also 18 and just left for basic training and I’m worried I won’t be able to provide for us.”
She will use the funds to “buy diapers, wipes, formula, etc. We will also use the funds to help pay for bills such as my car payment, insurance payment, phone bill, etc. We are struggling to get by and any donation helps. Thank you.”
The Washington Post described the Heartbeat Law as a “major inconvenience” for many women, including Alexander.
Without the bill, Alexander would have “been in school, rushing from class to her shift at Texas Roadhouse, eyes on a real estate license that would finally get her out of Corpus Christi. She pictured an apartment in Austin and enough money for a trip to Hawaii, where she would swim with dolphins in water so clear she could see her toes.”
Instead, after seeing the ultrasound, she wondered, “If her babies had heartbeats, as these women said they did, was aborting them murder?”
Now, Alexander sees her children as the miracles the are — something an abortion would have prevented.
While she prepares for the difficulties ahead, “Somehow, mothering came naturally to Brooke.”
“‘I think they can smell me,’ she said. ‘And that makes me feel so special.’ Brooke knew the little things about her daughters that no one else would notice. Olivia had a higher-pitched cry. Kendall was harder to soothe. You could always tell when they were about to wake up, because they’d start to smile,” The Washington Post reports.
Currently, Alexander’s GoFundMe has reached $58,156. In an update, she posted a video and said, “We’re so excited! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!”
Alexander’s story broke just days before the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, proving that there is indeed, vibrant, miraculous life on the other side of abortion bans.
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