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Today on Educate For Life, Kevin has as his guest Rebecca Kiessling. Rebecca Kiessling is a remarkable woman with a powerful story to tell. She is the daughter of a woman that was raped and she was conceived as a result. Her mother could have aborted her, but she didn’t. Rebecca is here today to explain how abortion is not acceptable even under the exception of rape.

We’ve all heard someone say: “I’m pro-life, well, except in cases of rape . . .” or “I’m pro-choice, especially in cases of rape !” Have you ever considered how really insulting it is to say to someone, “I think your mother should have been able to abort you.”? It’s like saying, “If I had my way, you’d be dead right now.” And that is the reality with which Rebecca lives every time someone says they are pro-choice or pro-life “except in cases of rape” because Rebecca absolutely would have been aborted if it had been legal in Michigan when she was an unborn child, and she can tell you that it hurts. But she knows that most people don’t put a face to this issue — for them abortion is just a concept — with a quick cliche, they sweep it under the rug and forget about it. Rebecca hopes that, as a child conceived in rape, she can help to put a face, a voice, and a story to this issue.

In reply, some have said to her, “So does that mean you’re pro-rape?” Though ludicrous, she’ll address it because she understands that they aren’t thinking things through. There is a huge moral difference because she did exist, and her life would have been ended because she would have been killed by a brutal abortion. You can only be killed and your life can only be devalued once you exist. Being thankful that her life was protected in no way makes her pro-rape.

Tune in to hear a powerful testimony and learn how even under rape, abortion is not a good response. If you want to learn more about Rebecca Kiessling and her work, head to

This episode first aired on March 10, 2018.


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