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A Life in Her Hands
A Life in Her Hands
Author: Shirlee Evans
ISBN-13: 9780836134414
ISBN-10: 0836134419
Publication Date: 7/1987
Pages: 191
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Herald Pr
Book Type: Paperback
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"Rejected by her own parents, Gail finds herself expecting a child at fifteen. Three months pregnant, she reaches out to her foster mother for help.

Marriage to the young father-to-be does not seem viable. He's headed for college and med school. Gail rules out abortion. She does not want to give the baby away.

Observing a seventeen-year-old single mother subsisting on welfare, Gail knows in her mind that she can't keep the baby, but her heart tells her otherwise.

Until the day after its birth, Gail wavers on whether she should keep the child or sign the adoption papers.

Finally with the decision behind her, she reflects: "Some people wanted me to have an abortion, but I just couldn't. I'm so glad now! Getting pregnant was wrong, but giving this baby life was not."