Women Born After Rape Support Mourdock: “We’re Not a Mistake”

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 1, 2012   |   1:52PM   |   Washington, DC

A powerful new video features five women who were conceived in rape. They say they are strongly supporting pro-life Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who was the subject of controversy recently over his comments about how he opposes abortion in cases of rape.

“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” Mourdock said. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

In the video, one woman named Wendy says: “I’ll never forget the first time she saw her grandchildren, my four children, for the first time. And the tears in her eyes and the emotion as she turned to me and said, ‘It was all worth it.'”

Another woman name Monica adds: “I want to personally thank Richard Mourdock for standing up for me and my life, and reminding us all that God has a plan for us.”

Rebecca Kiessling, a pro-life attorney who was conceived in rape, adds: “Richard Mourdock is another one of those heroes. And I’m thankful that he can recognize that the rapist is not my creator and that I’m not a product of rape but a child of God.”