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‘I Knew That I Had A Responsibility’: Why A 16-Year-Old Mother Chose Life

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‘I Knew That I Had A Responsibility’: Why A 16-Year-Old Mother Chose Life

By Movieguide® Staff

In light of the impending U.S. Supreme Court rulings on abortion-related cases, Fox News host Lawrence Jones recently went on air to ask his mother, Tameria, why she chose to have him.

“When you were 16, and you decided to give up basketball and all the fun, why did you choose to have me?” Jones asked.

His mother answered: “I was taught at a young age about sex and what happened if you had sex unprotected, but it happened. … I knew that I had a responsibility. It was my responsibility. It wasn’t my mom, my grandparents. I knew that I had to step up to the plate, and that caused me to let sports go, and I became a mommy.”

Tameria confessed that taking care of her son at such a young age presented unique challenges. However, she relied on God and prayer to give her strength.

“The more I prayed, the more I talked to God, and the more that I was honest about my struggle, I had that village that came along,” she said.

Jones responded: “I’m so grateful that you made that decision.”

Movieguide® recently reported on another pro-life advocate, Tracy Robinson:

Director and producer Tracy Robinson wants to help people see the truth about the pro-choice and pro-life debate with a new movie, THE MATTER OF LIFE.

Robinson, a former “pro-choice Christian,” said that her opinion changed after spending time as a contractor in a pregnancy resource center and hearing apologist Alan Shlemon speak about abortion.

“When it came to the abortion issue — even as an evangelical Christian — I was still very on-the-fence and apathetic at best,” Robinson told The Christian Post. “I felt that I was personally pro-life, but it seemed wrong to try to enforce my preference onto others.

“The truth struck me,” she added. “That evening, I felt the vision to make this message into a feature-length documentary that was downloaded to me. I knew there were so many young adults in my shoes who deserved to be informed but never were — perhaps they attended public school and neither their family nor their church ever broached the topic.”

Robinson said that once her view changed, she learned about how abortion became legalized.

“I didn’t know about Roe v. Wade or the truth behind Planned Parenthood. In reading books and watching Youtube, I discovered a multi-faceted pro-life movement and many powerful and redeeming stories therein,” she said. “And I wanted to tell that story, too.”

“The Church has a great opportunity to love their congregation 40% more when it comes to the abortion crisis — by serving people in need whether they are facing a pregnancy or a troubling memory of abortion in their past,” Robinson continued. “I’m happy to say that many people who have watched the film at a pre-screening have been inspired and compelled to action.

“The church has an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in approaching the abortion crisis in our communities,” she added. “When we actively try to rescue people’s children from abortion, we model His grace, in that Christ saved us when we could not save ourselves. And no matter what burden we carry of sin and shame, He is powerful to forgive and carry that weight on the cross forever.”