WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Pregnant at 16" (published by WestBow Press) provides a firsthand account of the realities of being a teenage mother. In this memoir, author Lori Ghiata Bowser shares her personal experience of becoming pregnant when she was just 16 years old, and how the shock and embarrassment of a teenage pregnancy in the 1970s was a heavy burden to carry.
In 1974, legalized abortion was brand-new, but Bowser chose to continue her pregnancy, give birth to her son and raise him to adulthood. Danny is now 35 years old. In "Pregnant at 16," Bowser explains that she never regretted her decision to keep her baby. She believes that because of her decision, the Lord has greatly blessed her life.
This personal account not only provides insight into the realities of being an unwed, teenage mother, but it also provides information about the struggles teens face, both then and now. It addresses the shame and judgment that teen mothers often go through. It is Bowser's personal goal to educate those on the "other side of the fence" that an unexpected pregnancy is not the end of the world and that abortion is not the only option for dealing with the situation.
Through this story, Bowser hopes to open eyes, enlighten minds, expand hearts and be a voice for teenagers and their unborn children. "Pregnant at 16" speaks humbly, yet boldly, of God's mercy, forgiveness and grace.
About the Author
Lori Ghiata Bowser is a part-time pediatric registered nurse. She has three children and four grandchildren. She speaks publicly about pro-life choices. Bowser and her husband, Joe, are members of New Friendship Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she serves on the bereavement committee. This is her debut book.
About WestBow Press
WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, the world's premier Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) - the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press will be evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. For more information, visit http://www.westbowpress.com.
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