Pregnant from rape, Jennifer decides to have the baby

should I abort?

She was accosted in January 2014 while staying at a small hotel in a college town. There on business, Jennifer never realized she was being followed until she turned around to close the door to her hotel room.

“It was so snowy and windy that I wouldn’t have heard his footsteps even if he had been stomping,” writes Jennifer Christie in a first-person account of her ordeal in Lifesite News. “It happened so fast. I got the door open, turned around to close it, and he was there – a huge man.”

Her first reaction was confusion. She never had time to process the danger and feel fear. The monster punched her in the face. Apparently he dragged her into her room and raped her. Mercifully, she doesn’t remember that part.

Later she was found in the stairwell. “I don’t know why I was there – maybe I was trying to go for help,” she notes.

In the post-rape treatment, she tested negative for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphillis, herpes and other STDs. But they didn’t check for pregnancy.

A month later she was scheduled to work on a cruise ship. Two days into the trip she came down with dysentery. After antibiotics did nothing to cure it, she checked in at the local hospital while docked at Cartagena, Colombia. An ultrasound revealed she was expecting a baby.

Back on the ship, doctors and health care workers tried to reassure her. It would be easy enough to fix and resume her normal life, they said – if she aborted her baby.

“I spent the next week listening to a team of very well-meaning doctors and nurses console me with how “easy” it would be to “take care of it” — to kill the child.”

But Jennifer is a Christian who holds a firm conviction that the baby forming in her womb is a human life. One doctor in particular, though well-meaning, was “more vehement” than the others in pushing abortion, she recalls. Read the rest of the article.

23 responses to “Pregnant from rape, Jennifer decides to have the baby

  1. Thank you for sharing…very encouraging! Women are told to abort more than we realize. The baby my ex told me to abort has graduated college with honors, is happily married, and the joy of our lives! When we let God lead our paths He restores what the locusts have eaten!

  2. What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing it!

  3. This is what is means to live as a Christian.

  4. It is sad yet encouraging.

  5. This beautiful story has touched my heart!!!Thank you for sharing!

  6. Wow what a powerful testimony in the midst of this evil; I’m glad she chose life.

  7. Whoa! I never really expected to be able to converse with you. I just did the rewrite of your piece that came out on the pro-life site. It was eloquent and very easy to rewrite. I really admire your courage to share. There are so many hurting hearts out there that benefit from writing like yours. Say Hi to your husband for me, and give the little guy a kiss from me. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you guys… a word of encouragement. Idk. I live in Santa Monica, CA. If you’re ever out here, let me know. I teach in a small Christian high school called the Lighthouse Christian Academy. WEll, I’m absolutely floored to be able to talk to the woman of courage about whom I wrote. God bless you, and merry Christmas.

  8. you are amazing and brave… amazingly brave!

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