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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Kirk Cameron's Wife was "One Doctor Appointment Away from not Existing"

Updated: Jan 22, 2022

The father of four adopted children is among the prominent Christian entertainers to address this year's March for Life in the nation's capital.

Kirk Cameron addresses participants at the 49th March for Life in Washington, DC on January 21, 2022.
Kirk Cameron speaks at the 49th March for Life rally in Washington, DC. Image: Eternal Word Television Network/YouTube.

Best known for his roles in the 1980's sitcom Growing Pains and the faith-based film Fireproof, Kirk Cameron has long been outspoken about his Christian faith. He is also strongly committed to the pro-life movement and was among an estimated 50,000 participants in the 49th annual March for Life yesterday in Washington, DC. The rally was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion and has led to the killing of 63 million unborn babies since.

We would argue you would have been hard-pressed to find a marcher in that crowd with more of a vested interest in opposing America's abortion industry than the 51-year-old father of six. That's because, as Cameron himself explained in a powerful address at the event, his immediate family consists of people who are alive today because of someone's decision to reject the option of abortion.

"This issue of life is very personal for me. My wife is an adopted child: Chelsea was one doctor appointment away from not existing. Our first four children are also adopted. They were this close (holds index finger and thumb close together) to not being here. And if my wife Chelsea had not been born, our two natural-born children would not exist either."

Cameron's address drew raucous and repeated cheers from his fellow marchers, including when he said "we're the family of faith: we love God, therefore we love life." He added that his hope is not in the institutions of government, but "in the power of God working in the hearts of His people."

Ashley Bratcher (left) poses for a picture during the 49th March for Life in Washington, DC..
Ashley Bratcher (left) poses for a picture during the 49th March for Life. Image: Ashley Bratcher/Instagram.

The actor also mentioned a new film he stars in coming out later this year called Lifemark. The project is from the Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen who were behind Fireproof, and it tells a true story that Cameron says "highlights the value and preciousness of life in the womb and the beauty of adoption, explaining how one life can impact so many."

Other prominent Christian celebrities at the March for Life included Lisa Robertson from Duck Dynasty and Ashley Bratcher, the lead actress in the 2019 pro-life Christian film Unplanned, in which she portrayed former Planned Parenthood worker-turned-right-to-life-activist Abby Johnson, another participant in yesterday's rally.

We recommend you watch Kirk Cameron's full appearance. It runs about four minutes and you can check it out below thanks to the Eternal Word Television Network.


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