Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2013

‘Kansas’ singer John Elefante new song raises awareness of saving babies from abortion

The former leader singer of Kansas, a band known for such hits as “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on My Wayward Son,” has produced a moving video to go along with a new single he’s released that tells the story of his adopted daughter’s birth.

John Elefante’s new single “This Time,” shares the story of her birth and brings more attention to Online for Life (OFL), an educational non-profit working to rescue babies from abortion so they can live to make their mark on the world.

“I can’t imagine life without my daughter, Sami, and it just breaks my heart that pregnant young women much like her birth mother, instead of choosing life for their babies, are denying them the chance to be born,” Elefante said. “If our song can in any way bring attention to this issue and encourage those who are considering abortion to choose life through options such as adoption, then we couldn’t be happier.”

The song’s lyrics are based on the true story of what Sami’s 13-year-old birth mother might have experienced as “she sat cold in a waiting room, frightened and all alone … knowing that her baby would soon be gone.”

As the video unfolds, we see the dreams she had of a little girl celebrating her third birthday and growing into a woman through the years, and we hear the voice she heard telling her to “run away … you’re not taking her … this time.”

“When we first heard about John’s song and his daughter’s story, we felt a connection right away, and realized we had a mutual passion for saving babies from abortion,” said OFL president and co-founder Brian Fisher. “We are so grateful for his team’s heart and their desire to see this beautiful music and touching story used for the cause of life.”

In addition to YouTube and other social media, the video will be posted on its own branded website, www.thistimeforkeeps.com, where information can be found about Online for Life and how individuals can learn more and get involved in the fight to save babies’ lives.

Elefante is also known in Christian music circles, singing for the band Mastedon, formed with his brother Dino.

Purchase “This Time” from John’s new album ‘On My Way To The Sun’ on iTunes now http://bit.ly/ElefanteiTunes

Fans interested in purchasing Elefante’s single – or his new album “On my Way to the Sun” – can do so via either www.thistimeforkeeps.com or his site, www.johnelefante.com, or at iTunes or Amazon.com. Produced by Elefante, the 10-track album is available now from Kingheir Music, Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution.



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