Rape survivor: babies conceived in rape don’t deserve to die

An 18-year-old woman named Alisha went on blind date with her pregnant best friend, her best friend’s boyfriend, and another guy. Her date got her drunk and the four of them went back to his house. While she was under the influence of alcohol, he raped her. The two men had planned the whole thing. The rapist also attempted to rape Alisha’s friend, but she fought him off. They eventually brought the two girls home, and her best friend lost the baby from trauma the next day.

Alisha says:

“Eight weeks later, I found out I was pregnant. When the nurses and doctors heard that I was pregnant by rape, they tried to convince me that aborting my baby or adopting my baby out would be the best thing for my baby. I was in disbelief! I was just traumatized, and now they want to do that again? More violence, more trauma? Why would I kill an innocent child? Why would God give me a gift so I can say, “No, I don’t want what you just gave to me,” and throw it right back at God like a piece of trash? My child is human and he deserves to live!

My parents found out I was raped and pregnant when they overheard me tell a friend on the phone. Of course, they were upset that two months had gone by and I had not told them, but they were extremely supportive of me and my baby. They had raised me to be pro-life, and I knew it was never okay to kill a baby….

When I look at my son, I have never thought of him as being born from rape. Life has been good for me and my son. He’s smart and gets great grades. He’s in the 7th grade now. He knows what happened and he’s so thankful to be alive. He will one day grow up and get married and have children and grandchildren. My son deserved his right to life….

He told me that he’s glad I didn’t abort him and that he’s happy to be alive….

I am sharing my story now because people need to be aware that these babies don’t deserve to die for someone else’s crime. I’d like to get the message across that there are more women like me who love our children who were conceived in rape, and like my son, who deserve to live – and without shame to them.”

Raped after a blind date, Alisha refused abortion and is raising her son on her ownLive Action News October 31, 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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