Jill Stanek

Raped, impregnated 13-year-old keeps baby

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blogged last week about a Ms. Magazine article lamenting how difficult it is for “young women of color” to get abortions. The author used the story of her 14-yr-old cousin to demonstrate the trouble an adolescent has getting a clandestine abortion. Never once did Ms. or the author worry about how the girl got pregnant.

I used Planned Parenthood’s own statistics to show the younger the pregnant mother, the more likely it is she is a victim of rape or incest. Bottom line: Abortion covers up child rape.

I received an amazing email from Anna, who gave me permission to post her story and her name. It is Anna when she was 13-yrs-old in the photo above, with her newborn daughter Josey. Here is their powerful story:

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When I was little I was molested for eight years by my stepfather.  He was an accomplished liar and fooled everyone, even my mom.  No one knew.  I was afraid to tell anyone; when you grow up hearing that bad things will happen if anyone finds out, you believe it.

I got pregnant the first time when I was 12.  I was scared and told him.  He hit me and then loaded me up on drugs, telling my mom that I had been injured while out playing with some other kids.  He killed my baby.  Of all the things that happened to me, this is what haunts me the most.  I will never know who my child might have become.  My only hope is in the promise I will get to see him or her in heaven when I get there, and Jesus will take care of my baby until then.

When I was 13, I became pregnant again.  This time I did not say anything to him.  My mom noticed that my body was changing, even though I was only about two months along at the time, and asked me about it.  I remember that morning clearly.  It was a Saturday, and my mom had the day off from work, but my stepfather did not.  She had borrowed one of those kits to put fake nails on from my aunt, and was doing my nails.  I finally got the courage and told her everything. She immediately packed up my brother, sister, and I and took us to our Aunt’s house.  From there she called the police.

They arrested him and took us to the hospital for some tests, and then we had to go in for questioning ourselves.  In the end, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for molesting not only me but my sister.  If he had not killed my first baby, my sister and I would have been free an entire year earlier.  This is how I know that abortion protects pedophiles.

I was told by therapists, friends, teachers, family, and even strangers, that it would probably be best if I had an abortion; but I couldn’t.  Earlier that year, I had learned in my science class that a child’s DNA comes from both parents, and that meant that this child was also half mine.  I also figured that since I was the one who would carry her in MY body for the next several months, that made her mine, not his.  I knew from my first pregnancy that he didn’t want me to have the baby.  I knew that if I had an abortion, I would be doing just what he wanted, and he would win again.  He would not have only killed all of my innocence, he would have killed my daughter.

It might have been easier to choose an abortion.  There are many things that I would not have had to go through if I had.  It was harder than I have words to describe.  But there are some things in life that are worth fighting for, and she was one of them.

I’m not a very big person, 5′ 0″ and 95 lbs.  I wasn’t big then either.  So, due to my size and my age, I was deemed a high risk pregnancy.  I had my first ultrasound at around 3 months, where I got to see her heart beat, and I fell in love.  That was when I decided that I couldn’t give her up for adoption either.

The next several months were hard.  The looks and comments that I received from people everywhere were difficult to deal with, to say the least.  I lost all but two of my friends.    But knowing that I would have that little girl soon kept me going.  I decided to name her Josey Ann, after a character in a book I had read.

On Friday, July 28, 1995, roughly six weeks before my due date, I went into labor.  I was flown from VernalUtah, to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.  They gave me some drugs to slow down the labor (my water had not broken yet), and steroids to help develop my daughter a little faster so she would have a better chance of surviving.  She was born the following Monday, July 31.  She weighed 4 lb. 2 oz., and was 18″ long.

Because she was so premature and needed much medical help, they kept her in the NICU.  They kept her there until the end of August.  Words cannot express the joy I felt when we got to bring her home the day before I started the 7th grade.

I still had nightmares, but I would wake up and have that little smiling face to greet me.  When I would get nasty looks and comments, I would go home and hear her giggle.  She truly was a light in one of the darkest times of my life.  I shudder to think of what that time would have been like had I aborted her.

My mom was amazing, she watched my daughter so that I could finish school.  I did graduate and was my class historian.  I met a wonderful man who loves both me and my daughter, and we now have four children.

At the time I had Josey,  I believed in God, but I didn’t like Him very much.  I couldn’t understand why a loving God would allow me to go through all that I did.  It wasn’t until I was 26 that I truly found a relationship with Jesus Christ.  A wonderful neighbor of ours showed me how much Jesus loves me.  Because He loves us, He gave us free will.  My stepfather abused that gift when he abused me.  But like Romans 8:28 says, God used something horrible to bring me one of the greatest blessings in my life.  Knowing her now, I would go back and do it all again.

Josey is 17 now, and is a beautiful young woman, inside and out.  She loves writing, drawing and music.  She is learning to play the guitar and skateboard.  She volunteers in the nursery at our church and helps the worship team at one of our local ministries.  She plans on going to college after she graduates to study computer animation.

She is one of the many reasons why I know that abortion is wrong.  She is a person, and has been since she was conceived.  Had I aborted her, this world would have lost an amazing person.  My heart breaks for each child that is killed before he or she has a chance to bring someone the same joy that my daughter has brought me.

Seeing her does not remind me of the horror of my childhood, she reminds me of God’s love, and how He can bring beauty from the ashes.  To anyone who is where I was, please hold on.  You can make it, and your child will bring you more joy than you can imagine.  It will be hard, but it is worth it.

Reprinted with permission from JillStanek.com

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Pro-life billboard towers over Planned Parenthood – for one day

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Jackson Right to Life, in Michigan, followed all the rules when renting billboard space next to the Jackson Planned Parenthood.

For one glorious day a pro-life billboard towered over Planned Parenthood’s pathetic little abortion feeder with the simple but powerful message, “Choose Life = No Regrets.”

There was only one problem: The billboard was on Planned Parenthood’s property. Adams Outdoor Advertising had leased the billboard space but forgotten about Planned Parenthood’s addendum forbidding any pro-life messaging.

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So just as quickly as the billboard went up, on June 9, it came down the next day. Adams is offering Jackson RTL other locations, and on the advice of attorneys Jackson RTL is accepting Adams’ offer and moving on.

But the snafu was all worth it for the amazing photo op, eh?

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Planned Parenthood CEO’s annual salary now exceeds $500,000

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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards 2012-13 salary now exceeds $500k
According to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2012 IRS Form 990, CEO Cecile Richards made over one-half million dollars – $523,616, to be exact – for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013.

That’s a lot of money to pay the CEO of a nonprofit organization, particularly one that claims to cater to low-income women.

“Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable,” boasts Planned Parenthood

Really? How much more affordable would Planned Parenthood’s services be were not its corporate bosses and affiliate CEOs making big bucks? For that 2012 reporting period, PPFA’s 12-member executive team tallied a combined income of $3.87 million.

When questioned by The Daily Caller in October 2012 about what was thought at the time to be an “almost $400,000 salary,” Richards responded, “None of my salary is paid for by the federal government.” 

But if “[n]early half of Planned Parenthood patients rely on Medicaid coverage,” as Planned Parenthood states, does Richards really think she’d be making the same coin were government funding – to the tune of $540.6 million in FY 2012-13 – removed from Planned Parenthood’s total revenue of $1.210 billion?

And actually, The Daily Caller was well over $100,000 off on Richards’ salary.

Turns out Richards made $583,323 during Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012). This represented a whopping 39% pay increase from the year before that, when she “only” made $420,153.

Cecile Richards campaigns Barack ObamaSo, actually, Richards’ 2012 salary of $523,616 represented a 10% pay cut.

But this was because she took time off from Planned Parenthood to campaign for President Obama’s reelection – which paid off for Planned Parenthood handsomely via windfall income via Obamacare and other government funding streams, only kept flowing by Obama and other pro-abortion politicians.

This sort of financial cushion then frees up Planned Parenthood to raise and spend money to elect pro-abortion candidates, who then return the favor.

See how the circle of loot works?

And where are the liberals – the Occupy Wall Street types – who supposedly despise such top-heavy income? They oppose Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Finance. But Big Abortion? Not on your life, or rather, not on the lives of innocent little babies.

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South by Southwest: Pro-life laws eradicating abortion clinics

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There is a mesmerizing time-lapse video at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, that in four minutes shows the North’s four-year takeover of the South during the Civil War (screen shots above – view a video clip here).

I was reminded of that video when viewing this GIF from Planned Parenthood. Click on the image to launch…

Planned Parenthood 5-1-14-Abortion-Disappearing-In-South-Map

The correlation between slavery and abortion makes it poignant that legal abortion is first being wiped out in the South, although the area also encompasses some of the Southwest, including Texas and Oklahoma….

Headlines: Abortion disappearing in the South

While many different types of pro-life laws are being enacted, such as late-term abortion bans, waiting periods, ultrasound requirements, and parental involvement, those having the greatest impact are what the abortion industry calls “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) laws” – abortion clinic regulations and requirements that abortionists have hospital admitting privileges.

The sudden proliferation of “TRAP” laws most certainly can be tied to the discovery in 2010 of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors and Gosnell’s subsequent conviction in 2013 of first degree murder in the deaths of three abortion surviving infants and involuntary manslaughter of a patient.

Whether the Gosnell case emboldened pro-life politicians, or frightened them into trying to avert the discovery of another Gosnell in their state, it doesn’t matter.

The result is both a physical and political win, physical in that these laws save the lives of children and mothers, and political in that they expose the abortion industry as medically substandard.

The Associated Press describes the toll on the abortion industry in the South/Southwest:

The [admitting privileges] requirements are already in effect in Texas and Tennessee….

If the law there is upheld, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic would have to close….

After judges allowed Texas’ privileges law to take effect earlier this year, 19 of 33 abortion clinics closed….

In Alabama, operators of three of five abortion clinics testified last week during a trial challenging the law that they use out-of-town doctors who wouldn’t be able to admit patients to local hospitals. They said they’d have to close….

In Louisiana, opponents said the Louisiana law would close three of the state’s five abortion clinics….

Of course, states in many other areas of the country are enacting pro-life legislation, but there is a concentration in the South/Southwest that “could see an entire region of the nation with little or no access to safe abortion,” warns Planned Parenthood.

Legal sure, but “safe,” no. At least one woman a month dies from a legal abortion in the U.S.

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