When Date Rape Results in Pregnancy…
Is the unborn child to blame?
I didn’t, I couldn’t blame the life growing in me.
But the decision wasn’t fully realized until I was eight months pregnant and met a stranger at the mall. She simply stated, “no one will love your baby like her Mama.” She had no idea how profoundly that statement affected me. I’m adopted and while I respect and appreciate all my adoptive parents did, I feel I missed out on the “jump in front of a bus” unconditional love one would expect from a birth parent. I believed my blameless child should experience a “you can do no wrong” gleam in the eye from the moment I first held her. On that day in that moment the chose not to give my daughter up for adoption.
I read a headline from a politician stating that “children conceived from rape are not a gift from God.” To him I say: you’re a callous heartless fool – ALL children are blameless and beautiful. From the day she was born, my Rana shared joy with those she met . . . especially her Mama.