A preemie baby is having brain surgery today for brain bleed. NICU care will be long lasting.
Thirteen total moms and babies are in the hospital right now! Another six girls are pregnant waiting to deliver while not in the hospital.
Mari contacted CHOICES4LIFE two years ago for emotional and financial support. She explained that when she had become pregnant after rape 1. her family didn’t believe her and 2. they wanted her to abort. Mari refused. This baby was hers not the rapist’s and she was going to give birth and raise her daughter. Like most who see the baby after birth the family fell in love with her as her mother has loved her from the beginning. Sadly her family for some reason didn’t want Mari to have her daughter and worked towards taking the daughter from her.
Amnesty International’s mantra is “Hope For Humanity.” There is no hope for humanity if humans aren’t allowed the right to be born alive. A woman told me, “What was done to my baby was far greater than what was done to me.”
These cases are the hardest imaginable but will offer great insight into the strength of mothers, the validity of human life and the joy that life brings. Heroes are known for tackling the hardest situations and coming out victoriously saving lives.
We hear too many times from too many people that teens should not give birth to babies especially in cases of rape. But rarely do we get the opportunity to witness the victorious lives of those who defy that stigma.Not only do these teen moms have to deal with the trauma of being sexually assaulted …