Claire Culwell passionately champions the cause of life, having been the survivor of an abortion herself. When Claire met her biological mother in March of 2009, she told Claire that her life was a miracle. Her story is one that showcases God's mercy, even in the midst of struggle.
Claire's biological mom became pregnant at the age of 13. Her mother took her to an abortion clinic where she had a surgical abortion. A few weeks later she realized she was still pregnant, so she found an out-of-state late-term abortion clinic to do a second abortion. At the clinic they informed her she had been pregnant with twins...only one of the twins had been aborted, the other survived. They said it was too late to do a second abortion. Claire was born 2 weeks later.
Claire's battle was far from over, but she has overcome every obstacle. Claire was born 2 1/2 months early. She weighed 3 lbs. 2 oz. and was placed on life support. Her hips had been dislocated and her feet were turned inward - all because of the abortion. She was adopted shortly after birth by an amazing family who she dearly loves.
Claire now tells her story and speaks up for the unborn so that they can receive the same gift of life she enjoys! She shares her story of survival at many churches and pro-life events and has been featured in an interview with Focus on the Family. Claire's life is a miracle and true testimony that God has plans for each and every person. The only explanation for Claire's survival is God's mercy and love. She wants everyone to know that God has a plan for their lives. She would love to encourage your church or organization to live with purpose and passion.
"Claire is an excellent speaker. She speaks clearly and gets her point across. She has a great story of God's plan to bring good from what could be seen as negative."
"We were all very touched by her testimony and her sweet spirit. After the youth rally, a mom told us her son wasn't too thrilled about coming to the rally because abortion had nothing to do with him. After he heard Claire speak, he said "Mom, now I get it." At the banquet, one thing that stood out to several was the way she addressed the men. That is not often done in this setting."
“This year's event was our most successful fundraising event ever! Claire did an amazing job sharing her story with our guests and connecting it to the importance of our ministry. Claire's story articulated the need for Pregnancy Resource Centers with passion and conviction. The success of our event was a reflection of our speaker and all involved in the evening.”
“Claire brings her heart and transparency in a way that allows the rest of us to walk through her life with her. It really is a blessing to be able to walk through her story with her. Really a gifted speaker and keeps you spell bound… A true joy.”
“I wanted to pass on to Claire our HUGE thank you for being so flexible with us at our banquet. I am not sure if you had heard, we had a lady pass out right before Claire was supposed to speak, which pushed everything back 30 minutes so she had to adjust her entire presentation – she did AMAZING! I have had so many positive comments about that night(specifically her story), and we have exceeded our banquet goal by nearly $5,000!”