Rapist Seeks Custody of Baby
Wow. How do court cases like this even get considered?
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In 31 states, rapists are allowed to seek custody of the children born as a result of their crime. Ten years ago, Shauna Prewitt was raped, and at that time many people in her life encouraged Shauna to abort her daughter, but she knew that was not the right choice for herself or for her child.
Having made the courageous decision to raise her daughter as a 21-year-old single mother, Shauna had her share of difficulties to surmount, and to add to insult to injury, her attacker sought custody of their daughter when she was born.
She shares her testimony and explains her journey to choosing life for her daughter, saying:
Ten years ago, I was raped. It is remarkable to me, sitting here as a 32-year-old woman, to look back on the decisions that I made when I was 21, and to just think how easily it could have all been so different. I stopped letting the, kind of, the people who were telling me that abortion was the right thing to do, I stopped hearing them. I decided that, it’s not right for me, absolutely not.