So, we didn’t save any lives last Saturday, but I hope we still did some good. We had one man come talk to us. He, his five year old daughter, and his mother had just brought his 14 year old niece to get an abortion. He had to take his little girl out of there pretty quickly; they really hate having kids inside. He told everyone else his niece’s (let’s call her T) story while I distracted the girl.
Apparently, this is T’s second abortion. The father of the first one was 43 years old, so she was raped. That one was done in Atlanta when she was 13, so she must have been more than 22 weeks along. The father of this one is either 16 or 17, and she’s only 9 weeks along. We don’t think she was raped this time. Her mother refused to come with her either time, and not because of any moral objection. Her father is not in her life at all.
Her uncle was obviously not going to go back in and talk to her, I think he was just trying to justify why he was there. We suggested that she get counseling or involved in some kind of mentoring program so that she could have some good role models. She obviously needs more support in her life and is probably still recovering from the trauma of the rape. He completely agreed with us about that and was going to find her some help.
I wish he would have let us do more. We gave him our phone numbers, but he’s not going to call. And I feel bad for his little daughter, who was completely bewildered (thank goodness) by everything that was going on.