According to Wikipedia, the definition for self-defense is a countermeasure that involves defending the well-being of oneself or of another from harm.
During the GOP Debate Saturday Night, Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey said that when a woman is raped, and she has an abortion, it is an act of self-defense. I disagree with what Chris Christie had to say. Having an abortion after rape is not an act of self-defense.
Chris Christie, I am an adult adoptee, and it was eight years ago that when I decided to search for my birthmother, that I found out I was conceived from rape. Yes, she was raped, but she used Self-Defense. She protected the well-being of another person from being harmed, the life of her baby. While she had the pressure of her aunt to abort me she did not give into the pressure and protected me from the most horrific harm that many preborn babies face abortion.
While I write this, I am using self-defense. I am using a voice that others don’t have and taking a stand to defend the lives of my peers who are in the womb. I am also taking a stand to let people know that those of us conceived from rape won’t tolerate being talked about negatively. If you are going to talk about those conceived from rape, talk about how much our lives matter, show us respect.
Chris Christie, why do you have to be so hard-hearted towards us? What if your mother was raped and aborted you? You would not be a governor, you would not be running for president, you would not have been able to do the things that you have done in your life to get to where you are today.
Chris Christie, while you degraded those conceived in rape at the GOP Debate, I have another question for you. What makes you so special that you were born?
I know why I am special because God created me in his image to bring healing to my birthmother, to fulfill God’s plan for my life, to be a gift to my parents. And most importantly I am so special to My Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ who loves me more than anyone and paid the price for my sins on the cross at Calvary.
Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net