To Keera with Love: Abortion, Adoption, or Keeping the Baby, The Story of One Teen's Choice

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Pregnant and single, Kalya M. Becker was luckier than many teenagers. She had the support of her family and a group of good friends to help her through her pregnancy. When she was a senior at a Catholic high school, she learned she was going to have a baby. The father, hundreds of miles away at a military base, said, "Get an abortion. It's the only answer." To Keera With Love is the dramatic story of one teen's journey from early childhood in a healthy, happy and protected home environment to the harsh reality of...

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Overview

Pregnant and single, Kalya M. Becker was luckier than many teenagers. She had the support of her family and a group of good friends to help her through her pregnancy. When she was a senior at a Catholic high school, she learned she was going to have a baby. The father, hundreds of miles away at a military base, said, "Get an abortion. It's the only answer." To Keera With Love is the dramatic story of one teen's journey from early childhood in a healthy, happy and protected home environment to the harsh reality of becoming a mother too soon. Kayla Becker and her two brothers, raised by a divorced mother, a successful regional media broadcaster, learned that a family can stick together and deal with a personal crisis productively.To Keera With Love is a story of courage and of pain many teen mothers go through while making live decisions for herself and her child.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556120725
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1989
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Kayla M. Becker is a college student who works part-time with physically and mentally disabled persons at the Handicapped Development Center in Davenport, Iowa. In 1985, at the age of 18, she gave birth to a baby girl. She held her, loved her, and named her Keera before releasing her for adoption. Connie K. Heckert, M.A., holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Augustana College and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She is the author of six published books and has published work in the Midwest newspapers, and national magazines and journals. She is a lecturer at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.

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