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From Survivor to Staunch Pro-Life Supporter

As news of a Supreme Court draft opinion rages, no one has a better grasp of the abortion issue than Sarah Zagorski ’12
  • May 3, 2022

Sarah Zagorski knows abortion first hand as the survivor of a botched abortion.

by Jeff Smith

You’re undoubtedly aware of the landmark news of the week in the US. On May 2 a draft opinion written by a Supreme Court justice was leaked to the media. The opinion states that the Supreme Court is prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade, the controversial 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states, as early as this spring or summer.

The leaked draft was penned in February, and the Court hasn’t verified the veracity of the document. Nonetheless, the leak has sparked a firestorm of media coverage, protests, and vitriol from pro-abortion advocates. This includes threats to protest inside some churches and in front of justices’ homes and claims that striking down Roe v. Wade would be tantamount to taking away the rights of women to manage their own bodies.

“My body, my choice” is a common refrain of pro-abortion activists, even though the Bible says an unborn baby is not an organ or appendage but is a separate, unique person that God creates in a mother’s womb, according to Psalm 139:13.

The timing of the draft leak is ironic to the Alumni & Friends staff. The cover story for Alumni & Friends magazine’s spring 2022 issue focuses on Sarah Zagorski ’12. Sarah is an abortion survivor who now compassionately advocates for life.

After graduating from Moody with a BA in Communications and Biblical Studies in 2012, Sarah moved to Colorado, where she worked as the director of Colorado Citizens for Life, a staff writer for, and a lobbyist advancing pro-life legislation at the state capital for Colorado Family Action, a policy partner of Focus on the Family.

Sarah now serves as the New Orleans director of Louisiana Right to Life and also directs the adoption education program. For Sarah, being pro-life means advocating for the lives of innocent children in every way possible. This includes foster care and adoption, both of which have a personal connection for her. Sarah lived in foster care and was eventually adopted by her foster care family, who led her into a relationship with Christ.

Sarah’s story is absolutely mesmerizing, from surviving a botched abortion and an early childhood of abuse to being adopted, training at Moody, starting her own family, and joining the pro-life cause. I’d highly recommend taking a few minutes to read it. God’s fingerprints are evident all over Sarah's life. Her account should be required reading for everyone invested in the abortion debate, especially those on the pro-abortion side of the argument.

You can find Sarah’s full story in our Alumni & Friends magazine archive by clicking here.