Pregnant rape victim faces pressure to abort, but has her baby

A girl named Kali who was raped at 13 tells her story:

“After I was assaulted and everybody found out that I was, in fact, pregnant, everyone was against [having the baby]. I was assaulted at thirteen. Everyone said, ‘You’re going to ruin your life. You’re making a mistake. It would be so much easier if you got an abortion. You’re too young.’…

Medical staff made inappropriate comments, claiming that the baby would grow up to be a rapist. But Kali said:

“‘No, that’s just not even relevant to him. That has nothing to do with my son. He didn’t choose how he got here. He didn’t choose the man who was his sperm donor.’…

Now that I have been put in that situation, I am totally pro-life. Once you hear that baby’s heartbeat it is an indescribable feeling. It was an emotional time, but it [choosing life] wasn’t honestly that hard of a decision at the time. That’s a life. To me abortion is murder and so I’m totally pro-life completely now that I’ve been put through one of the most horrible situations.”

Kali gives the following message to those who tried to get her to abort:

“In a nice way, I would try to just tell them told you so and I hope that they learned something. I hope that my story will open their eyes so they realize that not everybody has to be pro-abortion in a tragic situation and to realize the beauty behind it — and that baby was totally it for me. That’s what I told everyone — that I’m doing this for him. I hope they change the way they treat people. I hope they start giving women more respect and keep their negative comments to themselves because those really aren’t needed in that stressful time.”

Nancy Flanders “Raped at 13, Kali chose life despite intense pressure to abort her son” Live Action News November 22, 2017

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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