Friday, January 29, 2010


Rebecca Kiessling delivered two stones to the Goliath she battles as she told her story to crowds in our area last week. Rebecca is the child of a rape, given life by a mother for whom abortion was then illegal.

Christians often make one of two concessions in the ongoing abortion debate. They may oppose abortion except in the case of rape or incest. Or they are willing to allow abortion remain legal but try to educate people about its results.

Rebecca spoke powerfully. “My mother would have aborted me if abortion had been legal in those days,” she said. “I wouldn’t be here.”

She brings strong fabric to our world, an intelligent passionate woman who is a lawyer, mother, speaker, writer.

But she wouldn’t be here if the rape had happened in 1975 instead of 1969.

Many who would see abortion made illegal are willing to concede the point in cases of rape or incest. Who wants to force a victim to endure a pregnancy and birth after such a horrendous event?

Those people would have allowed Rebecca’s life to be blotted out as well.

“I remember feeling like I was garbage….that I was disposable,” Rebecca commented.

Hers is a voice not easily ignored. Check out her website here.

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