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Ed Vitagliano AFA Executive Vice-President MORE

It was 1973, and Sandy Rios was 21 years old, living in Berlin, Germany, where her husband was serving in the U.S. Army. She was substitute teaching in the American schools there and also singing with the U.S. Army Band.

One day she was sitting at someone else’s desk on base, trying to get some work done, and opened a drawer to find some paper. What she saw changed her life.

In the desk drawer were pro-life brochures. “They contained photos of babies after they had been aborted, their tiny little bodies and limbs dismembered,” she told AFA Journal.

It was about the time of the Roe v Wade decision, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in America. Rios said while growing up, abortion had been a dirty word, and no one she knew talked about it. She didn’t really know what it was. The concept was so vague to her.

The pamphlets changed all that. “The pictures hurt me,” she said. “They burned in my soul.”

[Read the entire story from the AFA Journal by clicking HERE]

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