‘I felt God grab onto me,’ teen says after miraculously surviving 50 foot fall off cliff

‘I felt God grab onto me,’ teen says after miraculously surviving 50 foot fall off cliff

A 17-year-old boy is crediting God after a hike Sunday morning turned into a near-deadly fall.

Ben Foster and friends were exploring Frenchman’s Bluff Trail in Cuivre River State Park, located in Saint Louis, Missouri over the weekend near the 120-foot rounded cliff. While there, his foot slipped on a rock which sent him off of the bluff 50 feet down until a branch broke his fall.

“All I could think about was what’s going to happen next? Will I be able to get out of this?” he told local CBS station KMOV. “I just flung my left arm out and grabbed onto it somehow, and just held on”

After a few minutes, which felt like “hours” to Foster, paramedics and fire crews arrived to find him. Once they found the young man, firefighters set up ropes which helped the teen down the bluff.

“I felt God grab on to me and pull on me tight,” he said while holding onto his cross chain.

Teen Ben Foster survives fall down bluff, June 9, 2019 ScreenShot/CBS

A 17-year-old boy is crediting God after a hike Sunday morning turned into a near-deadly fall.

Ben Foster and friends were exploring Frenchman’s Bluff Trail in Cuivre River State Park, located in Saint Louis, Missouri over the weekend near the 120-foot rounded cliff. While there, his foot slipped on a rock which sent him off of the bluff 50 feet down until a branch broke his fall.

“All I could think about was what’s going to happen next? Will I be able to get out of this?” he told local CBS station KMOV. “I just flung my left arm out and grabbed onto it somehow, and just held on”

After a few minutes, which felt like “hours” to Foster, paramedics and fire crews arrived to find him. Once they found the young man, firefighters set up ropes which helped the teen down the bluff.

“I felt God grab on to me and pull on me tight,” he said while holding onto his cross chain.

“God grabbed onto me and brought me to safety,” he added.

The young man was rescued and placed on a rescue boat which took him to a nearby hospital. His mother, a nurse, Maria Branon told the news outlet she worried her son would never be able to walk again.

“My heart stopped, I didn’t know what to think and plus being a nurse, I froze, I didn’t know if he’s alive. How bad is he injured?” said Branon.

Foster survived the near-fatal fall with just a broken clavicle and minor cuts and bruises. He went on to thank the first responders and his faith for saving his life.

Illinois to Force Pro-Life Parents to Pay for Daughter’s Abortion

Illinois to Force Pro-Life Parents to Pay for Daughter’s Abortion

Parents who object to their daughter’s abortion would be required to pay for it and could be held liable under a pro-choice bill that passed the Illinois House Wednesday.

The bill, H.B. 25, liberalizes the state’s abortion laws and declares abortion a “fundamental right, as Christian Headlines previously reported.

But the bill also repeals language that explicitly protected parents from being forced to pay for their daughter’s abortion if they didn’t give consent.

Current law states: “No parent shall be liable for any expense incurred by his or her minor child when an abortion is performed on such minor child without the consent of both parents of such child.” The bill – which passed, 64-50 – deletes that section of law.

Republican Rep. Avery Bourne, who voted against the bill, said during floor debate the bill targets parental rights.

“It takes out measures that we have legislated over the years, because we think it’s important to stand up for the people who are impacted,” she said.

Bourne asked the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy, why the language was removed.

“Currently under statute,” Bourne said, “a minor child goes [and] gets an abortion – her parents if they did not consent to that cannot be held liable for the expenses of that abortion. Under this piece of legislation, the parents could have to pay for the abortion their daughter had, even though it happened without their consent.”

Cassidy responded that the bill is “treating abortion care like other care.”

Bourne then asked: “So you think it is appropriate for us in statute to allow parents to be held liable for the expenses of an abortion procedure that they objected to?”

“I am saying,” Cassidy responded, “that this is treating abortion care like any other health care.”

 

source: Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, May 31, 2019

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