Why The Rape Exception Is Irrelevant To The Pro-Abortion Movement

The definition of irrelevant is not relevant; not applicable or pertinent: 

You are probably wondering where I am going with this. This thought came to my mind this morning as I was doing my morning devotions. 

Not that long ago our Assistant Pastor at our church preached a message and used me as an example. He mentioned that because I take a firm stand against abortion that people give me a lot of flack for it, but that doesn’t stop me. What I am given a lot of flack for was how I was conceived. I was conceived from rape. Those that are conceived from rape/incest are given a lot of flack because of how they are/were conceived. 

Not that long ago in one of my discussions, this was said. “The fetus is using the woman’s body without her consent. It is, therefore, doing something wrong. Using someone’s body without consent as a result of a sexual assault is not “innocent.” Did this statement surprise me? No, it did not. This is an example of what the pro-abortion movement likes to say about those conceived from rape/incest. The reason why the rape/incest exception is irrelevant to the pro-abortion movement and to those who claim they are pro-life but are for the exceptions is that the baby was not even around when the crime took place. Their way of thinking makes no logical sense in any way. The baby was conceived after the crime to place. To say that a baby who is conceived from rape is using the woman’s body with out her consent is absolute nonsense. The person who committed the crime is not innocent, but the baby who was not even there at the time of the crime is innocent. 

In 2004, the Guttmacher Institute anonymously surveyed 1,209 post abortive women from nine different abortion clinics across the country. The percentage of abortions for the rape exception was  <.05%. The rape/incest exception needs to be done away with when making pro-life laws.

In the pro-abortion movement and those who say they are pro-life but are for the exceptions only think about the life of the mother and don’t reflect on both of the victims, and that is the Mother and the Baby. If you are just now reading this and don’t know my story the short version of my story is I was conceived from rape, saved from an illegal abortion at a planned parenthood clinic, and placed for adoption. Another reason comes to my mind is that the Rape exception is irrelevant to the pro-abortion movement and those that are for the exceptions is because I am not connected by what they have to say, what they think, or what they believe. My life is relevant because of God. God created me, and I want to be closely connected to Jesus Christ. 


Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to Fred Hensley. Sherry enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Fred and Sherry attend Bethel Christian Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Silence Is Not Golden For The Unborn


Silence maybe golden at times, but not when it comes to the life of the unborn. Yesterday I had the privilege not to be silent. Yesterday was Labor Day here in the United States. I had the privilege to take part of being at the Maryland Right to Life booth for a few hours. The Maryland Republican Party booth was right next to ours. I was able to meet Rich Douglas, who is running for US Senate. I asked him where he stand on pro-life issues. He is for the exceptions. I had the privilege to share the short version of my conceived in rape story with him. When I told him that my very life could have been taken away from me through an illegal abortion at a planned parenthood clinic, he just looked at me. I pray it makes him think. I also had the opportunity to talk with a young lady who is pro-choice. Shared with her my story and I told her to think about it as she watched the video of a 4D Ultrasound of the baby in the womb. She said she would. I met so many people yesterday most of the responses were positive. So many people thanked me for being there.

My favorite part was seeing the small children come to the table, and I was able to show them the unborn baby at seven weeks in the womb and various stages up to 30 Weeks. I would say can you believe you were that tiny. They would just look at me with amazement.

At towards the end of the day when my relief came I was able to share with them my story and let them know about the responses from the day. He told me that from all over the state they see a more positive outcome.

Over the last few days, I have been thinking that these videos that have been surfacing about planned parenthood dismembering and selling baby body parts are awakening people up. More people want to get involved with the pro-life movement and take a stand for life.

When you speak up and take a stand for the life of the unborn, you see things change. It made me glad yesterday to hear so many stories and seeing people 100 percent pro-life.

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Sherry Hensley is a pro-life speaker from Maryland – conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion.  She’s married to a Minister and loves to share her faith and inspire others.