This Homecoming Queen was Almost Aborted

In October, Auburn University selected its 100th Homecoming Queen. Like most popular college students, she is exceptional and her story makes her even more so.

Molly Anne Dutton is the product of a violent rape and a horrible ultimatum.

Ms. Dutton’s mother was raped more than two decades ago in California. When her husband found out, he told his wife that she would either have to have an abortion or face a divorce. Divorce would mean losing him and raising the child alone.

An adoption service based in Birmingham, Alabama, Lifeline Children’s Services, stepped up and helped her make her decision. Instead of abortion, the adoption service helped guide her through the process of placing her daughter for adoption.

AuburnPrLifeThen, in October, that baby girl who was adopted instead aborted became Auburn’s 100th Homecoming Queen after campaigning on a platform of adoption advocacy. Molly Anne Dutton’s campaign slogan was “Light up LIFE,” and it led her to victory.

Now her message has a national stage, and hopefully her story can lead to greater awareness of adoption programs. Additionally, her life is a beautiful example of the cruel and destructive nature of abortion access in the United States.

Abortion isn’t the opportunity to escape pain and hardship – abortion is the most hardened and cruel act one can undertake.

Congratulations Molly, we can’t think of a more deserving recipient for a Homecoming Queen Award.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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