Voices For Life

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Raped by Someone She Trusted, She Refused Abortion and is Raising Her daughter on Her Own

Lauran and her daughter Isabella

By Nancy Flanders

Lauran Bunting faced a bit of culture shock when she headed to public high school as a freshman after being homeschooled. Having been raised Christian, she had morals that she wanted to stay true to, but she admits letting them slip a bit with the desire to fit in at school. By the time she would graduate, she would be nine months pregnant. But her story isn’t one anyone was expecting.

As a senior, Lauran fell for a sweet guy who showed her a great amount of respect. She explained to her new boyfriend that she was waiting to have sex and he told her he was fine with that and seemed completely understanding of her wishes. Her parents didn’t want her dating him, but she went and saw him anyway.

“A week later we were hanging out,” she explains, “We were playing basketball. We went in the garage for a quick drink and that’s when he decided that he didn’t care. He wanted to have sex and I begged and pleaded with him but he forced me into this closet and forced me to have sex with him.”

Devastated, Lauran went home immediately but didn’t tell anyone about what had happened out of fear. Her family had experiences with men who were physically abusive and that history was in the back of her mind, plus her parents had told her not to date the boy. So she kept the rape a secret.

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