Abortion Is Not An Act Of Self-Defense

According to Wikipedia, the definition for self-defense is a countermeasure that involves defending the well-being of oneself or of another from harm.

During the GOP Debate Saturday Night, Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey said that when a woman is raped, and she has an abortion, it is an act of self-defense. I disagree with what Chris Christie had to say. Having an abortion after rape is not an act of self-defense.

Chris Christie, I am an adult adoptee, and it was eight years ago that when I decided to search for my birthmother, that I found out I was conceived from rape. Yes, she was raped, but she used Self-Defense. She protected the well-being of another person from being harmed, the life of her baby. While she had the pressure of her aunt to abort me she did not give into the pressure and protected me from the most horrific harm that many preborn babies face abortion.

While I write this, I am using self-defense. I am using a voice that others don’t have and taking a stand to defend the lives of my peers who are in the womb. I am also taking a stand to let people know that those of us conceived from rape won’t tolerate being talked about negatively. If you are going to talk about those conceived from rape, talk about how much our lives matter, show us respect.

Chris Christie, why do you have to be so hard-hearted towards us? What if your mother was raped and aborted you? You would not be a governor, you would not be running for president, you would not have been able to do the things that you have done in your life to get to where you are today.

Chris Christie, while you degraded those conceived in rape at the GOP Debate, I have another question for you. What makes you so special that you were born?

I know why I am special because God created me in his image to bring healing to my birthmother, to fulfill God’s plan for my life, to be a gift to my parents. And most importantly I am so special to My Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ who loves me more than anyone and paid the price for my sins on the cross at Calvary.

Sherry Hensley Conceived in Rape

Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net


What About Adoption?

adoption2I am going to talk about adoption I have not done that in awhile. We live in a world where abortion happens all the time.

Since I am ProLife with no exceptions, abortion is out of the question. In the Pro-Choice world, they say that abortion is safe. Abortion is never safe. Someone is always being killed.

What about adoption? Adoption is a safer option and its a loving choice. I am with a few adoption groups on Facebook, and they make adoption as being a bad thing and I know why. There are adoptee’s who have had negative experiences with adoption. I want to add no parent is perfect, and no child is perfect. My life was blessed by adoption. I am the adoptee. I always knew I was adopted.  Does being adopted bother me? Not at all.  Would life be different if I were born into my family? No. Do I think about what my life would have been if I were not adopted? I don’t think about it, but I do know that it would have been different.

When I talk about adoption, I always say that Adoption saves lives. It saved mine. I also say that Love goes deeper than blood.  Adoption in today’s world is different than when I was adopted. The adoptions back when I was born where more “Closed” and in today’s world they are more “Open”. Today the birth mother likes to choose who will be her baby’s parents.

My birth mother is a strong woman she allowed God to choose my parents, and she placed me in God’s hands and she is a hero in my life.  If it were me in my birthmother’s situation, I would want to know about my baby so I would have chosen open adoption.

Adoption is a life-saving option. There are couples out there that can’t have children and are praying for a baby. Adoption gives babies and children who can’t be cared for by the natural parents the gift of a family.


The Rise Up of Esther


Thinking about the story of Esther over the last few days. When Esther found out that her people were targeted to death, she took a stand. She had Mordecai tell the people to fast and pray for three days along with her and then she would go to the king and make her petition. In that day going to the king, without permission had a death sentence to it. She took a stand and stood alone. She went before the king by herself and made her petition.

Let’s take this story and apply it to those most targeted today. Yes, we live in a world where Christians are targeted and moral values are looked down upon. The life of the unborn is targeted every day.

Let me take you back to 1966 when Mississippi was the first state to legalize abortion only in cases of rape/incest. Girls/Women who get pregnant because of rape and the children of rape are still targets today. It breaks my heart when people can’t see the that the precious baby who is conceived in rape actually saved their mother from being raped more.

When I first started to share my story, I shared it with Rebecca Kiessling who is the founder of Savethe1.com, and I shared it with Juda Myers who is the founder of Choices4Life.org. Both Rebecca Kiessling and Juda Myers were conceived in rape and saved from an illegal abortion. They had the law to protect them. These two precious ladies have hearts of compassion and love. They educate others and help women and their children. These women need to be applaud not criticized.

Over the last couple of weeks, I have seen how cruel society is towards those conceived in rape and their mothers. There is so much hatred. Society thinks that abortion must be the only option for the rape conceived. While I have seen so much hate over the last few days, I have also seen more women who have conceived in rape take a stand and defend us.

While there is, so much hate and babies conceived in rape are targeted. There are women and children who are the Esther’s in today’s world who are rising up and standing up and having their voices be heard so that All life is protected.

If God can use one Lady, who’s name was Esther to save a Nation. Just think about what he can do with those who have been targeted since 1966 to bring an end to abortion.

My Mother Was Raped Rejected Abortion, God Has A Plan For My Life

Six years ago while on a trip home to visit my parents, I had the privilege to take a four-hour drive and meet a woman who I have come to know. I admire her for her selfless love, her act of courage in the middle of adversity and her strength. She is my birthmother.

Growing up, I always knew I was an adopted child. My parents did not keep it a secret and they loved me no matter if I was born into the family or adopted into the family. My parents told me growing up that when I reached the age of 18 if I wanted to search for my birthparents, they would help me do it.

For many years, I dealt with some medical issues and had a lot of questions that adoptee’s think about. In January of 2008, I decided to get the non-ID information regarding my adoption. My adoption was a closed case adoption.

The day finally came when the packet arrived in the mail. I was nervous and excited all at the same time. I waited until my husband got home from work to open it. That evening in January of 2008, I opened the packet, and we read it. I was amazed as to what I was reading. I read about my birthmother having taught children that had cerebral palsy. When I read that, I was proud of her for doing that. It did not give very much information about my birth father other than on one of the pages in big letters it says, “Alleged Father.” That is when I got this feeling that something bad happened. After my husband and I finished reading the information he told me I want to get to know your birthmother more. My husband inspired me to search for her. So I called my parents, and I told them that I was going to continue to search for my birthmother.

I wrote my birthmother an outreach statement without any names and emailed it to my caseworker. Several days went by and the days felt more like years. I continued to pray that God would work the situation out because I wanted to know who she was so I could thank her for choosing life.

The day finally came that I received a phone call from my caseworker. She said I have talked with your birthmother, and she wants to have contact with you. The caseworker told me that before she could give me her information; my birthmother wanted me to know the truth. My birth mother was raped. The day that I heard that I was conceived in rape, I chose not to become angry or bitter about my birthfather, and I chose to love my birthfather. You may ask why I chose to love my birth father who is a rapist. Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and the sins of my birthfather. I chose to love him through the love of Jesus Christ. That day, God also gave to me a heart filled with so much love and compassion for my birthmother.

It was several weeks later after my birth mother was raped that she discovered that she was pregnant. When she told her mother that she was pregnant, her mother was not thrilled with the turn of events and gave my birthmother three weeks to get out of the house. Her father had passed away in 1967. She then went to live at a home for unwed mothers, and it was there that my birthmother started her healing process. The question went through her mind: what am I to do with this baby? My birthmother had to make a decision. She had no job, no permanent place to live, was not married. My birthfather, of course, was out of the picture. She didn’t even know my birthfather’s name. Her aunt though had an idea. Her aunt could arrange for her to have an illegal abortion with a doctor in Michigan since this was before Roe V Wade.

My birthmother though knew that there was life growing inside of her womb—Life given by God and a gift from God. My Birthmothers favorite verse is:

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

She did not want to disrupt the plans that God had for the tiny life that was growing inside of her. When she decided to place me for adoption, her one request to the social worker was that her baby be placed in a strong Christian home.

Sherry Hospital2bWhen I was born, my birthmother had some complications. She was in the hospital for a week, and I was in the hospital for a week before going to my foster parent’s house. God blessed my birthmother with one week to love, care for and hold her baby girl, Rebecca Ann. My birthmother and I were released from the hospital on the same day, and she then placed me into the hands of God.

When I got in contact with my birth mother, she told me I have always loved you, and you were the beginning of my healing process. She also said What a lot of people don’t realize the baby that is conceived because of rape they can become a strong healing force in the situation. Why? Because out of something that is horrific and traumatic comes a precious human being and the Giver of Life brings healing to the one who suffered.

Yes, my biological great aunt wanted me to be aborted, but my birthmother chose life, and I was protected from an illegal abortion. God was faithful to my birthmother’s prayer. I was raised in a wonderful Christian home where faith was taught, and it was real.

God has been so very good to me, and He has blessed me beyond measure. God has blessed me with amazing parents, a brother who also is adopted, an amazing husband who I love so very much, amazing friends and an amazing church family.



Sherry Hensley was Conceived in Rape and saved from an illegal abortion. She is adopted and married to a Minister. She is writing her story and soon to be working to get into Public speaking to share her story. Her website is http://www.thevalueoflife.net

I Will Not Be Silent

i_will_not_be_silentToday my heart is breaking, but I won’t be silent. On Monday, I noticed that the National Right to Life created an even on Facebook titled TheyFeelPain Twitter fest. What many people are probably not aware of is these bills that they try to pass has exceptions in them. Either Today or Tomorrow the House is supposed to vote on the 20-week pain capable bill.

On Monday, there were a few of us who were conceived in rape letting others know about the exceptions and saying that Babies Conceived in Rape/Incest and Special Needs they feel pain too. Well, Tuesday morning I found out that those that were telling others about the exceptions were silenced. The National Right to Life does not want people to know that there are exceptions in these bills.

The ProLife Movement has been trying for many years to pass ProLife bills and where does it get us. It gets us nowhere. We should not be deciding which babies are saved and which ones are not. All of life must be Valued. How is abortion going to be stopped in the United States? When we get on our knees and repent and have legislation that promotes Personhood. Life begins at conception. God is the creator of Life, and He is the only one who can take it away.

When I found out that we were silenced from letting others know about the exceptions I was sick. Instead of being quiet guess what it’s doing. It’s making me share the story all the more. You keep going you don’t quit. I will continue to share it. I will continue to stand up for the life of the Unborn. God is the one who gets the glory.

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a wonderful man who is a Minister. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her Faith.

Update On The 20 Week Pain Capable Bill


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My mind is all over the place this morning. The 20 week pain capable bill I heard is going to be voted on very soon again in the house. This bill is far worse than before. This bill was going to be voted on in January, but Renee Ellmers Republican Congresswoman from North Carolina put a stop to it because of the wording in the bill about having to report a rape before having an abortion.

This Morning I read an article where Diane Black Republican Congresswoman of Tennessee says that the bill is much stronger this time and more lives will be saved from abortion.   I have something to say,  How is taking out the reporting of rape going to save more lives? It is not going to save more lives. More babies will be aborted.  You ask me why I believe that. With not having to report the rape any woman can then go to her doctor and say she was raped just to have an abortion.  It really infuriates me that babies conceived like I was  in rape continue to be thrown under the bus. And it also bothers me that the republican party has become just as bad as the democratic party with valuing the life of the unborn. God is the creator of Life and no one but God has the right to give life and take it away. We must value all life. Abortion is not valuing the life of the unborn. It is destroying the life of the unborn.

Here in the United States yesterday was mother’s day and that is a hard day for me as my husband and I have no children. Well sometimes it just takes a few words from my birth mom telling me, Think of it is a day to celebrate being a woman and the gifts that God has given us as women. We can still influence the lives of children and you are influencing the lives of the unborn–and that is a great calling.

Chosen..As A Secret Weapon

Chosen by God


Ever since I have shared my story in church, it seems that I have been hearing my Pastor taking that stand against abortion more than ever. Just the other day I was thinking the other day when is he going to mention abortion again, and it happened last night.  Last night my Pastor preached on this topic Chosen..As A Secret Weapon. Immediately I thought about the many babies that could have been aborted, but were saved and protected from an abortion.  I then thought about all those that I have met that were also conceived in rape and mothers from rape. I thought God these that are conceived in rape and mothers from rape are secret weapons that you are using to be a light and more and more are coming out and letting their voices be heard.


The Scriptures that my Pastor used are from Isaiah 49:1-5

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.

5 And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength.


When my Pastor read these Scriptures, some things hit me.  God knew how my conception would come to be, and God alone called me from the womb and from the depths of my mother he made mentioned of my name. God knew my name would be changed and what my name would be even before I was born.


God has given us a mouth to use to speak the truth. We must always speak the truth. Standing up for the life of the unborn with being 100% Pro-life No exceptions is standing up for truth.


God has kept us in the shadow of his hand. God protects us and going through life God polishes the rough edges and makes us into secret weapons that he wants use for his glory.

Written by: Sherry Hensley


20 Week Pain Capable Bill by Sherry Hensley

This morning I woke up with a very heavy heart. A few days ago, I read an article on Lifenews.com about the 20-week pain capable bill, which would make it illegal for abortions after 20 weeks because the baby feels pain.  What bothers me greatly is that this bill has the rape, incest and special needs exceptions in it. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers suggests that a woman should only let her doctor know about the rape and no one else.

When I read this, it did not set well with me. I immediately thought about Norma McCorvey, who lied and said that she was raped so that she could have an abortion. I thought if the rape does not have to be reported, this could happen again and could cause more abortions instead of less.

I was conceived in rape, and I had a biological great-aunt who wanted me to be aborted. I thank God that my birthmother said no and did what was Biblical and chose life.

Coming from someone who was conceived in rape, I pray you will take a minute to hear what I have to say. If you were not conceived in rape and had a family member that wanted you aborted, would you put yourself in my shoes for a minute? Should I have to pay for the crime that my birth father did? I don’t think so, as I was the innocent one. My birthfather should be the one who had to pay since he is the one who committed the crime.  Society likes to call people conceived in rape, “the rapist child, monster’s child, a product of rape and an evil seed.”  They are wrong, and since I have been sharing my story, I have got in contact with others who were conceived in rape. They are precious people with a caring heart and are making a difference. They were created in the image of God. I have also read the stories of women who were raped and having their baby brought them healing.

Even though my birth mother placed me for adoption, she told me I have always loved you and that I was the beginning of her healing process.

The devil is the one who wants to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus said I have come to give you life and life more abundantly.

Sherry Hensley Pro Life Blogger


Feeling Special

Sitting here thinking this morning about what our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ did for us on Calvary.I tend to feel special at easter time partly because my birthday is very close to easter and at times it will fall on Easter.

I always think about Thank you Lord for dying on the cross for my sins. It does not stop with the cross, but there is an empty tomb. Do you know of anyone else who died on a cross and buried in a tomb and rose themselves up from the dead? The only person that I know is Jesus Christ.

When I found my birth mother I found out that I was born during Holy Week in 1973 and when I got in contact with her it was the first day of Lent in 2008. I know how special it was for me to start having contact with me the beginning of Lent in 2008 and so it was special for me.

What really is mind-blowing is find out that God died on the cross many years ago for a little baby girl who would before she was born help her birth mother heal from something that is horrific, traumatic and her birth mother protected her from an illegal abortion and that baby girl was born during Holy Week is 73.  What the enemy wanted to destroy God turned around for Good.