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I Got Pregnant. I Chose To Keep My Baby. And My Christian School Humiliated Me.

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I'm 18, and in the fall I will have a baby boy as a result of my deliberate failure to adhere to a pledge of chastity I signed at my school.

Until this year, I was an ordinary high school student at Heritage Academy, a Christian school in Hagerstown, Md. I was president of the student council and vice president of the Key Club. I played soccer, had a 4.0 GPA, and ate ice cream and watched movies with my best friends on the weekends. My Christian faith is extremely important to me, so I involved myself at my church working in the nursery, helping with Vacation Bible School and helping my mom with meals for church bus drivers on Sunday mornings.

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But in January, all that changed. What I thought was the flu was actually the very beginning of my pregnancy. This wasn't the way it was supposed to be. I was going to graduate in a few months, and in the fall I was going to Bob Jones University in South Carolina.

I am a born-again Christian, one who made a mistake with a very visible consequence. Even though I grew up knowing abortion was wrong, I also knew that it could make things easier for me —no one would know what I had done, and I could get on with my life. I had seen women who admitted to having abortions being forgiven, while women who kept their babies seemed harder to forgive. But the more I thought about abortion, the more I knew I couldn't go through with it. In my view, abortion is taking a life. And I couldn't do that.


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Source : http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-pregnant-teen-christian-school-20170601-story.html

I got pregnant. I chose to keep my baby. And my Christian school humiliated me.
I got pregnant. I chose to keep my baby. And my Christian school humiliated me.