‘Burger King Baby,’ Conceived in Rape, Establishes Relationship with Birth Mom (2014)

‘Burger King Baby,’ Conceived in Rape and Spared Abortion, Establishes Relationship with Birth Mom She was called the “Burger King Baby.” Abandoned in a fast food restroom when she was just three hours old, Katheryn Deprill launched a viral campaign to find her birth mother earlier this month. On Monday, she came face-to-face with a woman she describes as “very loving,” and learned why the woman felt she had no choice but to leave her baby in a public place. The birth mother, whose name has not been released, was only 17 when a stranger raped her during a family vacation. Anxious that her parents would not believe she had been raped, she concealed her pregnancy. Deprill's “mom was raped in a foreign country and gave birth to Katheryn in her bedroom,” explained John Waldron, an Allentown attorney who helped bring the two women together for only the second time in their lives. Her mother said that she never considered abortion. But she knew she could not raise a child. Today, it is possible to leave babies at hospitals, fire stations, or other facilities with no questions asked. That wasn't true in 1986. Most states had more rigorous procedures for relinquishing a newborn child, which would not allow the mother to conceal Katheryn's presence from her parents. Her birth mother took Deprill to a Burger King on South Fourth Street in Allentown on September 15, 1986. She wrapped her snugly in a maroon shirt in the women's room and placed her gently on the floor. “She kissed the baby on the forehead, Katheryn, and left,” Waldron said. “She left...

Assault Rape Pregnancies Are Rare

First, let’s define the term “rape”. We should use the phrase “forced rape” or “assault rape” for that specifies what we’re talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape is intercourse with a girl under a certain age, often 16. Statutory rape can be consensual, but it is still statutory rape. Another category is “date rape”. For some reason, this is supposed to be different, but, forced rape is still rape, regardless of whether it occurs on a date or behind the bushes. If a college woman is raped on a date, she should report it to the police and pursue charges. Further, she should undergo a medical examination and treatment, just as she would in the aftermath of an assault rape. It is not a separate category. Assault rape pregnancies are extremely rare…How many forced rapes result in a pregnancy?…There have been some studies. In a statistical abstract of the U.S. in 1989, there were 90,000 rapes reported in the United States. [Bureau of Census Table #283] Another study from the US Justice Department, surveyed 49,000 households annually between the years 1973-1987. In 1973, it reported 95,934 completed rapes. In 1987, the figure was 82,505. The study stated that only 53% were reported to police. Factoring this in, the totals were 181,000 rapes in 1973 and 155,000 in 1987. In August 1995, the US Justice Department, using a different study with different questions, returned a result of 170,000 completed rapes plus 140,000 attempted rapes (210,000). There are approximately 100,000,000 females old enough to be at risk for rape in the U.S. If...