Conceived in Rape--What do you think?
A woman, Rebecca Kiessling, was born as a result of her mother’s having been raped and was raised by adoptive parents. Her webpage is here. She is now working to remove the “rape exception” allowances on more restrictive abortion laws.
In other words, in those places where abortion is restricted to only those cases where the woman has been raped (or other similar restrictions), Kiessling would have that loophole removed so that even when a woman has been raped, she would not be able to have an abortion. This is the latest in the “personhood movement” which purports that the instant a sperm hits an egg and fertilization takes place, the cells should be granted “personhood.”
This “personhood” designation unwittingly creates other challenges as well (removing an ectopic pregnancy would be considered an abortion using this line of thinking, issues of rights of inheritance further muddy the water, etc.).
What are your thoughts on the rape exception and the “personhood” debate?