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Exceptional ‘exceptions’ & perils of the Hyde Amendment

GOP candidates stunned by abortion survivors

Rape, incest ‘exceptions’ come forward to explain why there can be no exceptions

By Anita Crane

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Through no fault of their own, some people have been used as excuses or “exceptions” for abortion on demand. Three of these exceptional exceptions spoke to WND about their missions to save all babies from abortion.

Rebecca Kiessling and Kristi Hofferber (Anita Crane © 2012)

Rebecca Kiessling, who was conceived during rape prior to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, is the woman who “changed” Gov. Rick Perry’s “heart” during his presidential campaign. Kristi Hofferber was conceived during a crime of incest and now challenges people who say they’re pro-life, but think it’s perfectly fine to abort babies conceived during rape and incest. And Tony Melendez was born without arms, but captured the world’s attention in 1987 when he sang and played guitar with his feet for Pope John Paul II.

How Kiessling moved Perry

Rebecca Kiessling is a wife and mother of five, plus an attorney who testifies before state legislatures for Personhood USA, a group seeking to protect all unborn persons with legal declarations of personhood in answer to Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s opinion of Roe v. Wade. She’s featured in the new Citizens United DVD “The Gift of Life,” which is narrated by Mike Huckabee.

A screening of “Gift” was held in Iowa prior to the caucuses, and all of the GOP candidates were invited. Yet only four attended: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. Kiessling had a backstage pass and used it to thank Bachmann and Santorum for being “100-percent pro-life.” She also used it to question Perry and Gingrich on why they thought abortion is acceptable for unborn babies conceived during rape and incest.

As Kiessling told it to WND, she gave all the candidates her own story on DVD. Perry asked her to autograph “Conceived in Rape: From Worthless to Priceless” for his daughter.

Kiessling said Perry called her his “heroine,” to which she replied: “Thanks. It’s funny you say that, though. My question for you is: Would you be my hero? I’m alive today because pro-life leaders in Michigan made sure abortion was illegal even in cases of rape. … They recognized that mine was a life worth saving. I owe my life to them. They’re my heroes. Would you be my hero, too?”

Read the entire story @ http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/gop-candidates-stunned-by-abortion-survivors/

A man named Ken joined the chorus. Hear his moving story @ http://www.anitacrane.com/blog/ken-a-voice-for-the-voiceless/

Tony Melendez, the Catholic artist who describes himself as the “successful toe-pickin’ guitar player and vocalist, born without arms and a club foot” brought “the sound of hope and courage” to a Mass at Faith and Action headquarters in Washington, D.C. Tony was accompanied by his brother and manager Jose Melendez, as well as fellow musicians Roland Guerrero (left) and Patrick Smith (right). (Anita Crane © 2012)

Tony Melendez, the Catholic artist who describes himself as the “successful toe-pickin’ guitar player and vocalist, born without arms and a club foot” brought “the sound of hope and courage” to a Mass at Faith and Action headquarters in Washington, D.C. Tony was accompanied by his brother and manager Jose Melendez, as well as fellow musicians Roland Guerrero (left) and Patrick Smith (right). (Anita Crane © 2012)

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  1. […] See the compelling others conceived in rape @ http://www.anitacrane.com/blog/exceptional-exceptions-perils-of-the-hyde-amendment/ Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterDiggLinkedInRedditStumbleUpon Tags: adoption, Catholic, chris […]

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