P.J. was merely 14 years old when she fulfilled the man who would rape her.

Growing up in a military family, P.J.’s mothers weren’t typically the kind to let their children hang out with merely anybody. But when the teen’s friends invited her to hang out with a military son who was home for Christmas leave, the latter are astonishingly fine with it.

The pals all gathered in P.J.’s house, and in her parents’ basement, with several eyewitness, P.J. was raped. Every one of them remained silent about what happened.

It wasn’t until five months later that P.J. found out that she was pregnant. The truth about what had happened in their basement finally “re coming out” when she told her parents.

They were shocked, and furious. They seemed guilty, and P.J.’s mother, Angela, admittedly held taking her daughter to get an abortion.

“I actually guessed I would take her to terminate the maternity, ” Angela explains. “I was pro-life but with exceptions. I didn’t want to do that, but I was always told it was the thing to do in the case of forcible rape. My husband, nonetheless, said he couldn’t “ve got something to” do with the death of a child. That it was still a human life. Everywhere we moved, pals and religious people were very adamant that we should terminate.”

Wrestling with the decision that weighed heavy on her heart, Angela was at a loss of how to best care for her daughter. Many of the peoples of the territories closest to her were encouraging her to assist P.J. abort the maternity, but her husband, Doug, was encouraging the opposite. She was reminded of her own experience with abortion.

“In college, I got pregnant and I went to a health clinic. I was 24 weeks, and I had an abortion. My mom forced me to because she didn’t want to be embarrassed by my poor selections. We never spoke about it again. I have never gotten over it.”

Like any mother, Angela craved better for her daughter than what she had. She didn’t crave P.J. to suffer with the same remorse and regret that she was forced to experience every day of her life.

A friend called Angela and cited her to Trisha, who runs a Birth Right. She implored her to take P.J. there before they made any decisions.

“Trisha was the first person to say it was going to be okay. She was the first person who actually encouraged us to keep[ the newborn ]. As a woman, even if you’re pro-life, you’re told there’s nothing worse you can do to a rape victim[ than tell her to continue her babe ]. I’ve been told by everyone, specially the media, that abortion is what you do. Trish gave us Rebecca Kiessling’s pamphlet. We prayed about it and it was the best thing we had ever done. After we left Birth Right, P.J. cried–not because she was upset–but she said she felt alleviated and like we were in a safe place. She said she knew Miss Trisha had her own best interest at heart. When “weve heard”[ the baby’s] heartbeat, it was over for me. Such children will be a gift from God. P.J. spend a lot of quiet day reflecting. She had a wise I didn’t have. Her strength and wisdom is what got us through.”

As they pressed forward and prepared for baby James to build his grand entryway into the world, P.J.’s family decided to throw a child rain. After all, this child was P.J.’s first child, and their first grandchild. While the situation was inauspiciou, the living standards of this beautiful baby was totally worth celebrating!

P.J. gave birth to her son, James, in the autumn of 2011. It was an exciting day full of pleasure and love, but the legalities of this small newborn son intended a long street ahead for P.J. and her family.

As they moved forward with pressing charges against the person who is raped her, they learned some disturbing realities that could severely endanger both P.J. and James.

Where they lived, there were no laws in place to protect women and their children conceived in rape from their rapist. Something that seems so “obvious, ” isn’t actually legislation, which is unbelievable. This man was legally allowed to move forward and strive detention and parental rights.

In addition to the lack of protection they were up against, the man who raped P.J. had also previously raped another soldier–a male. He was also in the process of being discharged from the Army for illegal drug use.

The other soldier later forsworn his accusation, and the rapist was acquitted of rape. He was convicted of a felony for illegal employ of cocaine, but those accuses were no punishment for the pain and agony he threw P.J. through.

Eventually, the rapist’s endeavors at get partial custody of James failed.

Today, P.J. is a happy mama who spoils James with enjoy and true. She attends a women’s Bible study once a week, and she prays with James every day, constantly reminding him that he has always been craved and loved.

As for their decision not to discontinue the pregnancy, Angela couldn’t was becoming increasingly grateful.

“The minute we laid eyes on this child, we didn’t once equate him to the rapist. He’s as much a victim. He has mended our family in ways we can’t explain. He is the most amazing gift from God. I don’t even has been able to put it in words.”

** Names have been changed to protect the victims.

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