We have released our new Heartbeat music CD and have placed this song and video images onto youtube: https://www.youtube.com/angelsinoureyesmusic
The CD was premiered in Manteca, California, Catherine's hometown at a fundraising banquet for the Manteca Right to Life Pregnancy Resource Center to obtain ultrasound capability. Because we could not attend, she wrote the following statement to be read at the event.
"In 2007, Raymond Silvia and I performed at the statewide Right to Life Conference in Wilsonville (near Portland), Oregon. It was there that I first saw the tiny feet pins. It struck my heart that those were my baby's tiny feet at the age of 11 weeks when I had my abortion in 1977. Nothing like those pins or ultrasounds were available to me then. If ultrasounds had been available to show the life developing inside me, there was no way I could have done it. I kept telling myself, "If only I had known!" The abortion clinic was so matter of fact. They tell you it's just a piece of tissue, not a baby. After I left the conference, I wore the tiny feet pins every day to remind me of my baby; and one day the lyrics of the song, "Heartbeat", came pouring out of me through tears and regret. Soon after, Raymond wrote the melody. I have a friend on the Southern Coast of Oregon who has written me to say that she has played a previous version of this song to women who were contemplating abortion; and after listening, they now have healthy babies. My hope is that this revised song -- which shows the personhood of the baby, along with ultrasounds, which show the developing life -- will save many more babies."