Contestant Promotes Adoption to Win Miss Homecoming Title
By Jerry A. Kane
Molly Anne Dutton is Auburn University’s 100th Miss Homecoming. Dutton promoted adoption throughout her campaign. Her slogan was “Light Up Life.” Dutton said she wanted people to know that adoption can bring light into a dark situation.
Twenty-two years ago, her biological mother was living in California and became pregnant from a sexual assault. Her husband told her to get an abortion, or he’d get a divorce.
A Birmingham-based Christian adoption agency came to her aid, and the woman decided to have the girl and put her up for adoption rather than kill her. Twenty-two years later, Auburn’s student body made that girl their homecoming queen.
“Because that resource was made available to my mother, she decided to give birth to me. And here I am talking to you guys 22 years later.”— Molly Anne Dutton
Dutton’s adoption advocacy campaign took Auburn’s campus by storm, and catapulted her to the title.
“There is no cause more important for preserving … freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.”—Ronald Reagan,
For more on the story, see “Auburn’s new homecoming queen has a ridiculously inspirational life story.”