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Pregnant from rape at 14, Crystal rejected abortion

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Pregnant from rape at 14, Crystal rejected abortion "I was raped on my high school campus by an upper class guy I barely knew. I met him in a math class and he convinced me to join him in the music …More
Pregnant from rape at 14, Crystal rejected abortion "I was raped on my high school campus by an upper class guy I barely knew. I met him in a math class and he convinced me to join him in the music department one day, took me into a dark room, and raped me. I told no one for almost three months until I could no longer deny I was pregnant. Long story short, I had two abortion appointments — one to cover up so I didn’t have to tell my Daddy, and the second of which my Dad insisted upon because he felt ashamed of his failure to protect me, and the family name. Here’s where it gets good: on the way to the second appointment, I heard God tell me that her blood was innocent, and to take his hand. I asked my Dad to stop the car and said I didn’t know what I would do (keep the baby or adoption), but that I would accept the task of carrying the child until she was born — to choose LIFE for her. I felt overcome with a duty to protect this helpless life growing inside me. I had seen her heartbeat. I knew instantly in that car, that it wasn’t her fault, no matter who fathered her; even if he had just been a deadbeat dad. I knew then it was my duty and God would somehow give me the strength to bring her into the world. I did just that, and with the help of counselors, I chose open adoption for my daughter. I picked her parents — a couple married many years who tried for seven years to have a family. (via Save the 1) See the Pro-Life Reply to "Abortion in Cases of Rape" here: www.youtube.com/watch Photo credit: Paul Sableman. Flickr. 9.7.2011
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