ROME — One of tens of thousands of people to take to the streets of Rome for this year's March for Life, Mary Rathke is living proof that those conceived in rape deserve life and not abortion.
“Many people use the reason for rape to accept abortions,” said the Michigan native in a May 10 interview with CNA.
Rathke, 35, was conceived when her mother was raped on her way home from work.
“They say that it is the rapist’s baby, that it is a monster’s baby and that no one would want this child,” she said.
“I am not a monster’s baby. I am not the rapist’s baby. I am my mother’s child, and I’m a child of the most high God, and I am made in his image.”
Rathke, now a pro-life advocate, was one...READ MORE