Rape survivor: my son restored my faith in life

Cathy D. Kirkland said of her son, conceived in rape:

“He restored my faith in life and gave me a reason to get up in the morning…I have a lot of fun with people who want to know what race Jonathan is: I say human… Or when they ask what does his dad do, I say he’s an apprentice astronaut or a cowboy. At least they don’t come back asking me silly questions again.”

Fran Arrington, “Mother Rejoices in Son from Rape,” News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 8 Sept. 1991, 1-A & 8-A, 8-A.

Quoted in Mary Meehan “Rape and Abortion: A Double Injustice” Human Life Review, Spring 2013

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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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