The fall 2017 issue of Celebrate Life Magazine contains "Abortion Victim Photos" by Lori Hadacek Chaplin, "Securing the future" by Laura Kizior, "A pro-life Giant" by Donald DeMarco, PhD, "God's Little Ones" by Diane Stark, and "Roe v. Wade's days are numbered" by Raymond J. Adamek, PhD
Ten years ago, Catherine had a display at the National Perinatal Bereavement Conference in Las Vegas. “Parents were able to hold the dolls and heal,” she said. “There was a nurse there who used to help doctors perform abortions. Seeing my display changed her heart.” Catherine sees the importance of putting clothes on her dolls. “It makes them human and proves that they represent real babies,” she said. “You can’t put clothes on a mass of cells, but you can on a baby.” Catherine’s attention to detail in her portrait models is heartbreakingly beautiful. The concept of kangaroo care was developed in the 1970s by two Colombian pediatricians seeking a solution to shortages of incubators and hospital staff. The low-cost, low-tech technique turned out to be surprisingly effective at boosting the survival rate of babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy. For more information on Catherine's doll ministry, see GodsLittleOnes.com and MiracleBabyDolls.com. God works all things for the good But not everyone likes what Catherine is doing. Jane Magazine ran a spoof ad using photos from Catherine’s website. “That’s okay because God used it for good,” she said. “A woman who’d had an abortion saw the ad and contacted me, requesting that I make her a memorial doll to help her grieve her loss.” Over the last 23 years, Catherine has made more than 5,000 dolls at various gestational ages. They have been used as dolls to help parents heal from miscarriage and abortion, as models to educate in prenatal and pro-life settings, and they even saved a life. Catherine’s greatest desire is to get her models into the public schools. “I created them to teach my own daughters what their baby brothers looked like in the womb, and now, I want all children to see the miracle of life,” she said. Diane Stark is a wife, mother of five, and freelance writer. Her work has been published in more than 40 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and she has won three Church Press Awards. Diane writes about the important things in her life: her family and her faith. Share this article online from our website CLMagazine.org. An exciting new program to save preborn babies’ lives through American Life League and Real Estate for Life! Just call 877-543-3871 or visit RealEstateForLife.org Buying or selling a home or commercial property? Work with realtors who share your values and support American Life League at the same time! © iStockphoto.com/JustinHorrocks Image features models and does not imply endorsement. It’s easy for you to support ALL’s life-saving mission! Real Estate for Life will receive a referral fee at no cost to you. 80% of that fee — often thousands of dollars — will be DONATED to support the urgent mission of American Life League! 28 Celebrate Life Magazine | FALL 2017
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