**The question of whether The Church, society or prolifers should accept that rape makes abortion justifiable comes up in almost every discussion, conversation and debate that I witness and it seems it will never go away as long as abortion is legal. Life is life.**
I have what many people would call a “rape baby.” But I despise that term. He is a miracle. I almost lost him so many times because if pregnancy complications, but God has big plans for this little guy! When it happened… When he was conceived.. It wasn’t a pretty situation. I was trying to turn away from a life style if partying and drinking. At 22 my life was not going anywhere. I was trying to pull my life together, get a better job, get on my feet. One night I accepted a beer from someone I thought was my friend. That’s one of the last things I remember. Next day I woke up, confused, sick to my stomach, pounding headache, I couldn’t remember anything. All I could think was, I was driving, I wouldn’t have had more than A beer. I managed to locate my pants and my purse. Then quickly realized I don’t know where my car was.. Fast forward 2 weeks. I was in for a rude awakening. I was pregnant. Everyone told me to abort, nobody would blame me for it, I was in no position to raise a child. I found a Christian organization called Mercy Ministries and they took me in free of charge and helped me my entire pregnancy. Hardest and best thing I could have ever done! My decision to keep my son was not welcomed into happy arms by my family though. At all. I knew going into it I would very very alone. But I didn’t care. He was my baby. And every kick and nudge from him reminded me I was not alone at all. God was with me and I had my baby. He changed me. I knew the moment I held him for the first time my life had changed forever. I enrolled in college when he was a newborn and went back to school. I slept an average of 3-4 hours of sleep a night for over a year and finally graduated on the president’s list. All of it for him. I wanted to give him the life he deserves. Now he’s a big brother, he’s smart, energetic, kind hearted, my little monkey, a gymnast, and full of life and personality. Now he’s finishing the summer preschool program and about to start kindergarten. I’m so proud of him! He’s such a loving little boy. And he encourages me when I have my own homework and studying, I’m back in school to get my BA in accounting, then onward for my CPA. He’s my inspiration, him and his little brother. Notice how none of my decisions were affected by how he was conceived? Ya.. Cause its a non issue. He deserved life not despite of the fact he was conceived from a non consensual sexual encounter. No. He deserved life BECAUSE he is a child of God, just like every other baby conceived. And looking at him, he’s perfect, nobody would ever know how he came about. So next time someone says a woman should abort a baby conceived out of rape, show them this picture. Miracles happen every day, and God can take even the most evil acts and turn it into something beautiful. My beautiful little boy.