Rape survivor who gave birth: “I feel the same love any mother does”

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Robyn McLean was brutally abused and raped by her fiance. Her son AJ was conceived in rape, but McLean decided against abortion. In a Life News article, she talks about how much she loves her son:

Society says, “Who wants this child?”, “Who wants these memories?”, “Do you realize whose kid I’d be keeping?!”, “I don’t want that tied to me!” Even Christians have said these things and yet many have loved and wanted AJ; they can’t help but be drawn to him!

There are those who think abortion is okay, that absolutely adore AJ, and cannot imagine me not having him regardless of how he was conceived. He captures people’s hearts in special ways, and his biological origins or how it happened don’t even matter. Pro-life and pro-choice people alike, who know me and who know him, would be horrified if I said about him what people say about the unborn babies. They know that my son is someone of great worth….

When I look at my son, I see him. I feel the same love that any mother does. I don’t see the memories or the pain. I don’t feel regret or hurt. I feel freedom, and I feel blessed.

Not all sexual assault victims choose to abort their children. And many of those who give birth are later happy they did so.  Many see the worth of their children, who are precious human beings regardless of how they are conceived. You can read the testimonies of more women who chose life for their children after rape here.

Source: ROBYN MCLEAN  “My Son Was Conceived in Rape, But That Doesn’t Define His Value or His Humanity,” LifeNews JUL 17, 2014

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