13-year-old chooses life after rape

Pregnant by rape at age 13, a young woman had her baby. Serrin Foster recalls:

“After my lecture at a Midwestern university, a student pulled me aside. She told me that she was raped by her third cousin as a mere 13-year-old and had become pregnant. Her parents had helped her have the privacy she wanted during her pregnancy, and then she placed her son with two loving parents.

I asked her, why she did she make the decision to have the child – when she was just a girl who had lived through what was arguably the worst of circumstances? She said she would never pass on the violence that was perpetrated against her to her own unborn child. Now that is the strength of a woman. That’s a feminist response.”

Serrin M Forster “Pro-Woman Answers to Pro-Choice Questions” The American Feminist 2012, p 6

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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