Woman conceived in rape speaks

Jennifer Bowman, who was conceived in rape, says:

“They see us as someone to be pitied. They think we will be deformed, that we will be failures in life, that we have evil genes, and that we are just waiting to wreak havoc on our birth mothers who are trying to get on with life…. I don’t want people who are not in my circumstances making decisions for me. It’s my right to decide whether to be alive or not. I wish people would stop equating us to the act that brought us here….I felt that I was alone, that I was strange in some way. I wanted to have this website so people would have a place to go.”

Finding comfort in numbers, Bowman established a website for people conceived through rape. “Forgotten Victims of Rape.” J. Bowman with A. LeBlanc. The Forgotten Victims of Rape. Rochester Area Right to Life Committee, Inc. quoted in United Families International Guide to Family Issues: Abortion (Gilbert, Arizona: United Families International, 2007)

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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