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What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Tatiana’s Story”

by | Apr 6, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

NRLC President Carol Tobias

“Tatiana’s story” is a delight to listen to, and it can be heard at NRLC President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias begins her account of a delightful young woman in Honduras where she was born in August 1987.

“Her parents, Bill and Veronica Elowson, had tried to adopt previously, but their twins died before they could travel to Central America to pick them up. They assumed that was the end of the road for them.  But friends at home had adopted a little girl from Honduras. When the Elowsons met her they melted and decided to try one more time.”

As  “Tot” has said on many occasions, in many ways, her history has fueled Tot’s pro-life beliefs. “It has made it far more personal for me,” she says. “I’m not inspired to do something on the emotional level, so I believe this was God’s way of letting the issue really hit home for me, making it a heart issue to fight for life.”

National Right to Life News wrote about Tot as part of a story about youth involvement in the pro-life movement. Her parents kept the issue by Veronica’s bedside in the hospital.

“She was so proud,” Tot says of her mom, who lost a battle with cancer a few years ago. “In fact, I don’t think she had ever been prouder of me than she was of that photo. She kept it by her side and showed it to every person that came in the room.

“One night I was in her room and she had just gotten done talking with a nurse about the photo. She turned to me and said, ‘Never stop fighting. You are fighting for all of us who can’t fight for ourselves.’ That statement changed my life. Because of my mom, I will never stop fighting for this issue.”

Mrs. Tobias says this amazing twenty-something has advice both for young people and older adults. To young people, she counsels, “Don’t be afraid to get involved! Get educated on the issues and take a stand.”

To older adults, Tot says, “We are ready and willing to fight alongside you. We are here to carry on the work that you started. Never underestimate the ability of a young person. You are shaping us to follow in your footsteps so let us learn from you. None of your efforts will go to waste!”

But how has the Movement changed her?

“It has meant more than I can say! Every single state and national right-to-life convention I have been to has changed my life and made me 10 times more passionate about the issue than I was before. The people I have met are amazing. I know I CAN change the world because they do.”

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