I was adopted at birth, and reunited with my biological mother in 2008. It has been an emotional journey, but one that has brought tremendous value to my life. After knowing only that my biological mother was 16 years old when I was born, I have now learned that there is much more to my existence.
Beginning at the age of 4, my biological mother was sexually abused by her father. In her early teens, she became pregnant by her father. He was afraid this would cause his actions to be revealed, and forced her to miscarry through physical abuse. Over the next several years, there would be five additional pregnancies between my biological mother and her father, including me. Of the five children, I was the only survivor. The four others were aborted to cover up his actions.
In the early 90’s, my biological mother prosecuted her father for this abuse. He served a sentence of only months due to lack of evidence. Detectives searched for me, however they were unsuccessful. He was able to escape the punishment he deserved, due in large to the legalization of abortion. The option of abortion allowed him to punish innocent children (my brothers and sisters) by way of death. This is wrong in so many ways. God has a plan for each and every child, including those of us conceived in incest or rape. To have abortion as a legal choice hurts everyone involved.