The wonderful folks at MRC TV have produced an excellent video from Sanctity of Life Sunday and the March for Life which showcases the voices of real women who have been affected by the scourge of abortion.
Mary Rathke, a pro-life speaker who was conceived through rape, had some strong words for the pro-life movement: “Even those in the pro-life movement think it’s OK to abort me. Because I hear all the time, ‘I’m pro-life, except in the case of rape.’ I’m really hearing, ‘I’m pro-life, except in the case of Mary Rathke.” “Just because my father was a rapist doesn’t mean I don’t deserve life,” she said. Another woman, Travon Clifton, was pro-choice, until she found out that she too was conceived through rape. “Up until that point I did not know … in High School, I was actually pro-choice. I used to write papers about that – a woman’s right to choose.” But, “I realized that when I was supporting the exception, I was consenting to my own death.”