Woman Raped on Business Trip Refuses to Abort Unborn Baby

Ultrasound IIA woman from North Carolina who was raped on a business trip a year ago is sharing her story of how she and her husband refused abortion when she found herself pregnant after the assault.

Jennifer Christie says the incident happened in January 2014 as she stayed at a hotel in a college town. She remembers opening her hotel room door and then when she turned to close it, a large man stood before her and struck her in the face. Christie was found lying in the staircase and tested negative for a number of sexually transmitted diseases.

One month later, while working aboard a cruise ship, Christie had an ultrasound done after she fell ill with dysentery. It was then that she discovered that she was pregnant.

“I spent the next week listening to a team of very well meaning doctors and nurses console me with how ‘easy’ it would be to ‘take care of it’—to kill the child,” she recalled.

But Christie said that she could do no such thing, and neither could her husband.

“When I told him I was pregnant, he said with his voice calm and steady, ‘Okay. Okay … All right …. This is all right,” she remembered. “I asked him, ‘What do you mean this is all right?'”

“I mean we can do this,” he replied. “We’ll get through this. It’ll be okay.”

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And as Christie began to feel the baby moving and growing inside of her, she knew her husband was right. She said that she told those urging her to abort that if they ever wonder what became of her, they can know that she gave birth to the child. Christie remembered that even the doctor who most advised her to abort had tears in her eyes in response to her words.

“For the first time, I thought of how God can use this, this nightmare I’d endured—use me,” she explained.

Although the pregnancy was a difficult one, Christie gave birth to a healthy baby boy—and doesn’t regret giving him life.

“Our little boy may have been conceived in violence, but he is a gift from God—a delicious gift that filled the hole in our family that we never realized was there,” she said. “He made us complete.”

But Christie is concerned about the culture of death that she observed around her through the ordeal as many believe that unborn children should die for the crimes of his or her father.

“The pressure to abort from the medical community was extremely eye opening to me,” she states. “So many times I was told how ‘simple’ it would be and how quickly I could just ‘get on with my life’ once it was over. It was heartbreaking to have to repeatedly hear it. Even some friends thought keeping the baby was a mistake—that I wouldn’t be able to handle things emotionally.”

Christie now surrounds herself with other women who have also given birth following rape.


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  • KenS

    Praise the Lord!, God will use this to strengthen your family. It is appalling to hear how so many medical professionals believed that the best thing would have been to kills this baby for the sins of his father.

    • Terry Roll

      It was her option, and she made her own choice. I wouldn’t think less of someone who chose otherwise.

      • Fundisi

        ” I wouldn’t think less of someone who chose otherwise.”

        I would! I can never think well of anyone that chooses to murder their child and I would hate to be those medical professionals that encouraged her to murder her child, when they face God.

        That is what has happened to our country, those people having taken an oath to do no harm, to preserve and save lives are part of the Liberal Democrat “Murder Incorporated” Party

        • Kathryn Evans

          I agree – any woman who would “choose” to kill her baby, regardless of the reason, shows a serious character flaw that exposes itself to judgment. Yes, God will forgive you if you ask Him to, but why put yourself in that position in the first place when there are far better alternatives?

          • Fundisi

            I agree with you, even about it being something for which they can be forgiven, but it does not bring back that child, does it?

        • Lisanne Grey

          I would too. I would have understood if she put the child up for adoption , but murder is NEVER what God wants.

          • Fundisi

            I am saddened by so many people professing a Christian faith, under another thread here today, that are adamant that killing a baby in the womb is okay with God, it is not murder and they get angry when Scripture is presented that contradicts them. Yes, even so-called Christians are defending baby murder.

            In “Related articles,” above, read about the woman that refused cancer treatment, accepting a death sentence for herself that her yet unborn baby might live. That is the love of God, that is the sanctity of human life, a precious mother laying down her own life that her child might live, while others here are callously defending murdering such children. That is what motherhood is about, selflessly risking everything in love for her child and in this story, do not forget to applaud the husband of the rape victim that first said they should keep their child. God bless them.

      • SFBruce

        I completely agree with you, and, according to every poll I’ve seen, a big majority of Americans believe abortion should be an option in the case of rape or incest.

        • Stuart

          Punish the child for the sins of the father? How callous. How sad that most Americans as you say do not have the courage to do the right thing. To stand in the face of adversity and spare a life because life is precious. How different most Americans are to that in how they are portrayed by Hollywood or by what they say when they speak of honour, courage and integrity. This couple were truly courageous. It is my opinion and strong belief, that no one has a choice over an innocent life. No matter what the consequences are. I do not critise you directly. I merely question your view on choice over life. Bessings.

  • robertzaccour

    Good for her and the baby for not ending the life of the child for the sin of the father!

    • Denis Provencher

      you have done a good choice

  • Lisanne Grey

    God bless you Mr. and Mrs. Christie,,,,thank you for bringing a miracle out of a horrible , senseless, tragedy….YOU ARE HEROES.

  • Truthhurts24

    This women is going to be blessed greatly by Christ for her courage and compassion.

  • Kayode

    U guys are wonderful

  • Lisa

    And satan whispers in her ear-So many times I was told how ‘simple’ it would be and how quickly I could just ‘get on with my life’ once it was over. Isn’t that what He did with Eve-did God really say…..
    I like how she said she hangs out with other women in the same situation she’s in. You mean to say that not everyone in the case of rape aborts the child? And the husband agreed they would get through it-wow! God blesses them.

  • John Mark IB

    wow talk really amazing,!! about incredible strength, and great faith, and then again but of course the pro death medical liberal govt. establishment would do nothing less than push for the death of the innocent baby, wow no surprise here, truly the baby as victim along with the mother in this case, too bad some of the old Biblical laws weren’t/aren’t still in effect to deal with the men that prey and do these things to the weaker sexes, of course I am just venting and don’t really mean it, but if the laws from Moses day were in effect you better believe people of today would actually behave a tad bit more respectful?? imho?
    GOD bless these folks, even the husband what a guy, it’s never easy and for him to also be a stand up guy and all, as well wow, GOD bless these folks, and let’s us all give them our prayers, as well as the criminal, so he get’s saved and born again, here’s hope folks pass it on and thanks for the christiannews.net folks for informing us and allowing free discourse here, and sometimes angry venting from myself/us, sometimes frustrated Christians, 🙂 ha ha, who are seeing what’s really going on in this world, and aren’t to thrilled with it as we know our LORD isn’t pleased with things going on today in this crazy messed up world, pass it on may GOD bless you all with love joy and peace always in Jesus name amen, the following are great for salvation seeds message and the first one has treasures of all kinds even some pro life materials
    http://faithsaves.net

    http://www.pillarandground.org

    http://kentbrandenburg.blogsot

    http://www.discovetthebible.or

  • Char69

    Normally, and I’m surprised this didn’t happen, when you are raped and go to the hospital, along with the rape test kit they also give you many drugs to prevent STD’s along with “The Morning After Pill” to prevent pregnancy from happening.

    • Jackie Delgado

      Taking Plan B or the “morning after” pill is optional and many consider it to be an abortificant. I don’t think a woman of faith would be comfortable taking it.

  • JohnGaltQ

    See, America and the Constitution works. This woman and her conscious is at peace, she freely chose to have a baby by her rapist and life goes on.
    No force or coercion was made toward her and everyone was supportive.
    Now those women that choose not to have the babies of Rapist are to be treated the same, no force or coercion to have the baby and allow them to choose according to their own conscious.
    That is the difference in this discussion: You want to use the force of government to mandate laws to use force and coercion to compel women to carry the baby of Rapist.
    This is where we depart.

    • Randy Galat

      yes,we depart.i will pray for you.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Only under a humanistic system like the one created by the late 18th-century founders could you come with legislation that provides for murdering the victim of a capital criminal. It’s Isaiah 5:20 at its worse!

    This is but one in what is an almost innumerable litany of consequences that America is suffering under today because the late 18th-century founders replaced the 17th-century Colonial governments of, by, and for God, based upon His immutable moral law, for their own humanistic government of, by, and for the people, based upon capricious Enlightenment and Masonic concepts.

    For more regarding these two antipodal governments, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 3.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of the 85-page “Primer” of the 565-page “BL vs. USC.”

  • Carol

    So many of you are praising the woman strength, which I agree with, yet not mentioning her Husband who will happily bring up another man’s child.

    He is legally the child Dad as he was married to this woman at the time of conception, however he is just, if not more, courageous than his wife . He is a real Daddy.

    I am reminded of the Biblical passage Genesis 50:20 ‘As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today’

    This child is being bought up in a loving Christian family and is chosen by God for purpose. God bless you all

    • 🌹Jennifer

      And he is. A phenomenal daddy! I’ll pass on your comment. Thank you.

  • Nancy Rice

    CIRCUMSTANCES don’t have to dictate outcome! This couple are “living their Faith” and honoring life, even when uncertain. Bless them! N.

  • Fabian Kawo

    I salute the Hubby for the support he has given to his wife. Mate, you are great God bless you.