Many persons agree that abortion is bad, at the same time, they concede that it is justifiable on the ground of rape, incest or where the continued pregnancy will be harmful to the mother’ health. This is seen in many legislations including the violence against persons law passed in Imo state, Nigeria, last year.
I have tried several times to understand this logic but since it is illogical it cannot be understood with a logical mind. Is it that the child resulting from rape is not a child? or is it that the child would be different from other children on the basis that he/she was conceived through rape, if the child is born, is it written on the child’s fore head that he was conceived from rape. I do not think so, there are many persons who were conceived through sexual assault and as expected are like every one else, some are lawyers, judges ,doctors etc.
One of such persons is Rebecca Kiessling, who is a Michigan-based lawyer, and she is spending her life teaching the obvious truth that every child is the same and needs protection and love. Her story has done a lot of good.
Thanks to Lifesitenews.com we have this to share:
The story of an American woman who was conceived in rape convinced a German rape victim not to abort her baby.
Pro-life activist Rebecca Kiessling was fathered by a rapist, but given a chance to live. The Michigan-based lawyer now regularly shares her story and is active in the organization Save the 1, dedicated to protecting all children from abortion.
“A friend of mine was raped last year,” the German reader told Kiessling. “When she noticed she was pregnant, she did not know what to do.”
“She browsed the Internet for help and found your website and your story,” the reader continued. “After that it was clear to her to keep and love her baby.”
“So, you and your story saved her and the baby,” the German woman recounted.
The reader also commended Kiessling’s battle to safeguard rape victims and their children from further contact with their assailants. “I also love your fight for rapists not getting any parenting rights so that women and their babies can live in peace and without fear,” she said.
Kiessling is one of a growing number of people to speak up for the dignity and potential of children conceived from the most offensive crimes.
She, Ryan Bomberger, Pam Stenzel, Monica Kelsey, and others engage in pro-life activism nationally, telling audiences – and wavering mothers like her reader – of the grateful and fulfilling lives they lead.
Kiessling said she hopes this German rape victim’s decision serves as “an example to others not to be ashamed of your own difficult stories – whatever it may be – because you can make a difference!”
N.B..Please, it should not be understood that i am encouraging the rape of women, I am only saying that all children should be loved and protected not minding if their mothers were raped or not. Rather our interest should be in arresting and prosecuting the reckless persons who defiled their mothers since rape is a crime against humanity most especially motherhood and it is unfair to place culpability on the child who is innocent.