Powerful confessions from women who got pregnant by rape

Nisean Lorde

Trigger warning: This article addresses rape, sexual assault and sexual violence and contains extremely sensitive material.

In a series of heartbreaking confessions on anonymous confession website Whisper, several women open up about how they they reacted when they became pregnant by their rapists.

Many of the women were teenagers when the assaults took place; some opted for abortions and others say they were “happy” to experience miscarriages. Others have decided to keep their babies, with one admitting that her child is the best thing that has ever happened to her, and another admitting that it “frightens her” that her son looks like her rapist. Others lost the support of family and friends after making their powerful decisions.

Click through the gallery to see some of their harrowing confessions.

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