Well, I’ve been gone forever but now I am back. I have a good reason for being gone too and I want to talk about it with you guys.
My cousin’s daughter, who is 17 years old, was raped and she remained pregnant. My cousin – who has serious issues if you ask me – didn’t believe her about the rape in the first place, he said she’s been sleeping around and when he found out about the baby too, he kicked her out of the house. She came to me so I took her in. I took care of her, took her to a great psychiatrist to overcome her trauma, went with her to the police and so on. She wanted to abort the baby though. Me and my wife and my daughter all spoke to her and she decided to keep it. She didn’t actually want to kill the baby. She was just really scared about having to bring up a child all on her own. Which she won’t have to because she’s staying here. Me and my wife will take care both her and her baby for as long as she needs.
The police didn’t really help us at all because, though she knows the guy who raped her, she doesn’t have any evidence. She only went to the police when I took her there and that was almost two months after the rape happened. We insisted a lot, we tried everything we could, but they just told us “Without evidence we can’t put this man in jail.” Which only made her feel so much worse.
I never had to deal with something like this before. This is very hard. She is really devastated. And the fact that my cousin, her father, just didn’t give a damn about her or her kid and he simply kicked her the hell out is what pisses me off most.
But I wanted to make this post because I initially thought that the reason she wanted to abort was because the baby would remind her of the rape, like so many pro-choice people always claim, when in fact, that was the least of her worries. She was just really scared about facing it all alone. There are many rape victims like that. So don’t just assume that abortion would be the best for them. Talk to them. Offer them your help. Maybe their real problem is completely different. Maybe by encouraging them to abort, you’re just making them feel worse, because you’re making them think you won’t be there for them, that you don’t wanna help them. And that can be really painful.
This is pro-life in action. This is caring enough to open your heart and your home to the most vulnerable and defenseless among us — and that doesn’t always just include the prenatal child. If your daughter becomes pregnant and you push her out of your life, you are literally destroying not only your relationship, you may be destroying your grandson or granddaughter. You had the strength to bring your own child into the world, now you must have the strength to hold her up in her time of need. You must love not only her, but her child. You must love them both.
Rape does not implicate the child who may have been conceived by this ugly act. The manner of conception is irrelevant to the value of the child. The child is just as innocent as his or her mother and deserves not only his or her mother’s love, he or she deserves all of our love. We must protect all innocent human life if we are to value any human life.
This brave mother was found and her child saved by the love and sacrifice of another. Someday soon, this young mother will know the greatest love of all, the love between a mother and child. All of her torment and pain will wash away as she holds the most precious gift of all, her own son or daughter. Together, they will help each other heal. Together, they will forge a future founded on love and hope.
Never turn your back on a pregnant mother struggling to choose life. She needs you. She needs all of us.
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