This is a guest blog by activist Heather Hobbs.
I grew up in an abusive household, and as a teenager, I vowed never to bring children into such a horrendous world. My perspective on this matter was shaped by my upbringing, which was characterized by violence and neglect.
However, my resolve was tested when I was violently raped by my abusive boyfriend, and I found out that I was pregnant from that rape. Coming from a staunch pro-choice background, I didn’t know any other way out of this situation other than abortion. Things went from bad to worse when my rapist found out that I was pregnant. He found me, beat me, and proceeded to choke me. I remember feeling my baby flutter for the first time just before I passed out.
Upon waking up in the hospital and explaining everything that was going on, I was asked if I wanted an abortion. Remembering feeling my baby move, I refused to terminate. Embracing my daughter’s life saved mine in every way imaginable. My baby was just as innocent in all of this as I was.
I don’t see her as being the “child of a rapist”; I see her as the child of a rape survivor.
Looking back, I can tell you with the utmost confidence that my daughter, Alexandria, gave me purpose. She is what I needed to live and grow; she helped me heal and to see the beauty that I had not before. I don’t see her as being the “child of a rapist”; I see her as the child of a rape survivor.
Since then, I have become a passionate advocate for women and babies who are victims of rape and incest. I believe that every life is valuable and that no child should be punished for the actions of their father. It is my hope that, through my advocacy, we can change the way that society views babies conceived in rape and give them the chance they deserve.
Combatting the Rape Exception
In addition to advocating for women and babies who are victims of rape and incest, I also testify across the nation for bills that combat the rape exception. I believe that we must work to ensure that women who have been raped have access to the care and support they need, including medical care and counseling.
We must also work to protect the rights of babies conceived in rape, who are just as innocent and deserving of life as any other child. My advocacy work has also taken me beyond national borders. I am now a public speaker and advocate for women and children internationally. I have traveled to different parts of the world to share my story and to help others who are going through similar experiences. I believe that it is essential to use my platform to raise awareness and to advocate for change.
Fighting the Human Trafficking Epidemic
This journey has also led me to fight against the human trafficking epidemic. I believe that every person has the right to freedom and that we must work to end human trafficking in all its forms. As an advocate, I work to raise awareness about this issue and to advocate for laws that protect the victims of trafficking as we know the cartels are forcibly giving these girls abortions to keep them as sex workers.
Save the 1
I am proud to be a part of Save the 1, an international organization that aims to protect the rights of babies conceived in rape. Through this organization, I have had the opportunity to meet other advocates and to work together to make a difference. Save the 1 is a powerful force for change, and I am honored to be a part of it.
As a public figure, I do media interviews and have my own show, where I bring a voice to the voiceless. I believe that it is essential to use my platform to raise awareness about issues that are often overlooked or ignored. By sharing my story and the stories of others, I hope to inspire change and to make a difference in the world.
My journey has led me to testify across the nation for bills that combat the rape exception, and I am now a public speaker and advocate for women and children internationally. I believe every human life has value from conception to natural death, and my children are a perfect example of this. We must unite to save those who cannot save themselves.
Heather Hobbs is an anti-abortion speaker, advocate for life, warrior against human trafficking, rape survivor, domestic violence activist, and mother of four children based in Texas.