Pregnant from rape, she says her son helped her heal

“I was 15, raped and pregnant. I now, 21 years later, have a happy, healthy 21-year-old son. My son did nothing wrong; he was just as much a victim of the rape as I was.

He didn’t ask for what happened to me anymore than I did. I would never let myself turn from victim into killer; I could never live with myself if I killed a baby — my baby no less. All that mattered to me was he was half mine, and I was going to do everything I could to give him the best life possible.

He is a blessing, not a curse, and he helped me heal from the rape, not relive it every day of my life.

You know what heals? Love is what heals and there is no greater love than that of a mother for her child.

He is my pride and joy. We made it work. Yes, I was scared out of my mind. I was not sure how I was going to finish school and raise a baby, but where there is a will there is a way, and I found all the resources I needed to help me accomplish my goal of being a parent who could provide for my son.”

Luke Faulkner “This rape survivor chose life for her son. Now he’s 21 years oldLive Action Action June 28, 2017

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Author: Sarah

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 Network. She lives in NJ.

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