She Chose Life in the Darkest Hour (The Drew Mariani Show)

Mary Higgins’ life took an unforeseen turn when she became the victim of rape at 18. Amidst the trauma and societal pressures, she made a decision that not only shaped her future but also illuminated a path of love, sacrifice, and redemption.

Choosing Life After Rape

Mary’s ordeal begins with an act of violence that left her pregnant and alone. Yet, instead of succumbing to despair or societal expectations to “take care of it” through abortion, Mary embraced the inherent dignity of the life within her. Inspired by her faith and the unwavering belief in the sanctity of life from conception, she chose to carry her child to term and place her daughter for adoption.

A Testament to Sacrificial Love

She speaks candidly about the difficulty of parting with her child but also shares the immense joy and unforeseen blessings that decision brought into her life. Now reunited with her daughter, Mary marvels at the beauty of their relationship and the gift of two grandchildren, a testament to the enduring legacy of her bravery.

Dispelling Myths with Truth

Drew Mariani and Mary confront the myths propagated by the culture of death, particularly the notion that abortion is a necessary solution for women who conceive through rape. Mary’s experience shreds apart these arguments, proving that life, even when conceived in the most tragic circumstances, has the potential for incredible joy and purpose.

A Call to Support Life

If you or someone you know are in a similar situation, there is hope. Mary encourages you to choose life, promising that while the journey may be fraught with challenges, the outcome is immeasurably rewarding. There are people who are ready to help you in any way you need.

A Radiant Example of Faith and Fortitude

Mary’s journey from victim to victor, from suffering to sanctity, serves as a powerful witness to the love and mercy of God, who brings good out of every situation. In a world often clouded by despair, Mary’s story is a vivid reminder that every life is a gift, every child a blessing, and every choice for life a step towards healing and holiness.

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.