By Jennifer Thurman / Baptist Press
...By Jennifer Thurman / Baptist Press
SANDWICH, Mass. (BP)--When Laura Hope Smith requested extra spending money, her
mother Eileen had no idea she
planned to use it for an abortion -- nor that it would be their last conversation.
Laura, 22, died from complications that arose during her
abortion in Hyannis, Mass., last Sept. 13.
Eileen, an evangelical who reared Laura in a Christian home, never even knew her
daughter was pregnant and was devastated by the news that her
daughter died on an abortion table.
Laura had been born into extreme poverty in Honduras in 1985.When Eileen and her
husband Tom adopted her
, Laura was 5 years old.The Smiths reared her
in Sandwich, Mass., near Cape Cod, with their three other children.
, a senior at Liberty University
in Lynchburg, Va., was a Baptist Press intern last summer in Washington, D.C.