Children conceived through rape are starting to speak out more on the issue of abortion, adding complexity, depth and nuance to a hot-button issue where the lines are often clearly drawn in the sand.
“There is another side to this very complex issue. There are women who have decided to have their children after becoming impregnated through rape. What about us? We don’t count in this argument,” says Nicole Wellington.
Nicole Wellington was born to a loving mother who desired nothing but the best for her life. She, like any other child born into a single parent family, questioned from a young age where her absentee father was and who was he. It was not until her teen years that she would be told the truth.
“I remember my mother and I having an argument when I was a teenager. I was acting like any other smart mouth 15-year-old. I think that I blurted out that I wanted to go live with my dad and that is when my mom told me the truth.”