The following comes from a Jan. 5 release from the Walk for Life.

Twenty-year-old Rebekah Buell never imagined that she would be a pro-life speaker. At only seventeen years old, she became pregnant with her first child, and despite all odds, finished high school, married the baby’s father, and started a promising college education.

However, a few months later, after her marriage became troubled and she and her husband separated, she also found out she was pregnant again. Feeling ashamed, alone, and afraid of losing all she had worked for, she went to an abortion clinic and took the first part of the RU486 abortion pill.

Buell explains, “I instantly knew this was a mistake.  I found Culture of Life Family Services and called the hotline. The nurse, Debbie Bradel, calmed me down and literally saved my baby’s life by finding me the wonderful doctor that reversed the abortion pill. I truly believe God knew I was going to take that pill so he set many barriers that allowed my baby to reach eight weeks so he could survive the pill. When I told Planned Parenthood I was not returning for them to check to make sure the fetus was ‘removed’ and explained what I planned to do, they told me it was dangerous and would result in my baby being born deformed, but I didn’t listen.”

Seven months later, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who she named Zechariah. Rebekah Buell is currently continuing her college education as a third year English major and raising her two beautiful sons.

Buell now feels compelled to share the pro-life message, saying, “I have a special place in my heart for young women who feel abortion is their only option. It is all too easy to assume the worst but in reality, it often all works out. The family that swore they’d disown you becomes your support system, and the life you thought would be impossible with a baby becomes possible and better than ever. It is heart wrenching to think about how many mothers took the RU486, unaware that their babies survived only to be expelled by the 2nd pill, misoprostol. But abortion clinics leave that part out.”

The 11th annual Walk for Life West Coast will take place on January 24, 2015. Rebekah Buell will share her amazing story of hope and life at the rally, which will begin at 12:30 PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. Organizers expect to produce a bigger, more dynamic, grassroots Walk for Life West Coast that will demonstrate a growing trend: America is becoming more pro-life.

For more information about the Walk for Life, click here.