Rape survivor sees baby on ultrasound for the first time, chooses to have son

Jennifer Christie was brutally raped and became pregnant. She saw her baby on the ultrasound at 6 weeks:

“I saw a little dot, and it flickered… and I knew what that was. And for the first time since I had been raped, I felt that light inside me again. And I smiled, because that little flicker on the screen, to me, was hope and joy and light.

At a moment where everything was so dark and so painful, I remember thinking that I couldn’t protect myself. I fought and I tried, but I couldn’t. But on that screen there, that little guy blinking at me with that tiny, tiny heart — him, I could protect. I called my husband and I said ‘Are you sitting down? I’m pregnant.’ … He said, ‘This baby is something beautiful from something so terrible and painful.’…  He said, ‘We can do this.’ And I said, ‘Ok, we can do this.’”

We had so many doctors and nurses tell us, “You do not want this. You do not want a child from rape. You will always have this reminder hanging over your head, this reminder — if you keep it –” And they say ‘it,’ they don’t call it a child because then it’s real. They don’t wanna make it real. “If you keep it you will never be able to move on, you will never be able to forget.

Guess what? No woman is ever gonna forget what happened to her. Whether she has the baby or doesn’t… you are changed forever and that’s just a fact. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t become a better person than you were before…..

[My son] is a reminder that good can come from evil every time. He is a reminder that love is always stronger than hate…. He is a reminder that who we become as human beings is not determined by how we start.”

Kelli “Rape survivor says son, conceived in rape, is proof that ‘good can come from evil’” Live Action News December 18, 2018

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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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