It’s an unlikely story of friendship and sacrifice. Two former abortion clinic workers living thousands of miles from each other, meet by chance, leading to a life-saving kidney transplant.
Shelley Guillory has battled polycystic kidney disease for nearly 20 years. The debilitating sickness leads to kidney failure and dialysis treatment. In 2020, Shelley was placed on a list to receive a kidney, and although the situation looked bleak, she prayed.
The answer to Shelley’s prayer began years earlier, back in 2013 when she left a Baton Rouge, Louisiana abortion clinic thanks to the pro-life nonprofit group And Then There Were None (ATTWN).
Shelley had always questioned her work at the abortion clinic but stayed because of the pay.
“In addition to the deaths that I was contributing to, the things I saw the clinic do on a regular basis tore away at me and necessitated a steady flow of self-talk; rationalizations to help me detach,” she wrote on ATTWN’s website. “If I was going to survive and keep the money flowing home, I had to look away and keep talking myself into all that I was a part of: ‘They chose to be here. If they don’t care, I don’t care’.”
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