Speaking Experience

  • Pro-Life Speaker and Adoption Speaker since 1995— Right to Life and crisis pregnancy center
    fundraisers, rallies, churches, high schools, universities, women’s conferences, attorney conferences, adoption events, etc., throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Mexico


  • National Spokeswoman for Personhood USA and Director of Save The 1 —savethe1.com– a no-compromise pro-life organization with 24 “hard cases” speakers, whose goal is to prevent and/or remove rape exceptions from the law.


  • Co-founder and Board Member of Hope After Rape Conception —hopeafterrapeconception.org—  whose goal is to support and to protect rape survivor mothers and their children from the rapist having parental rights.


  • Author of the Heritage House ’76 pamphlet “Conceived in Rape: A Story of Hope” (Rebecca Kiessling’s personal story of having been conceived in rape and nearly aborted at two back-alley abortionists.)


  • Honored by Feminists for Life as one of their internationally-named “Remarkable Pro-Life Women” and their “poster child” for the rape-exception poster “Did I Deserve the Death Penalty?”  Get copies to promote your event with Rebecca Kiessling by going to FeministsforLife.org


  • Story featured in the Citizen United film, “The Gift of Life with Gov. Mike Huckabee.”  It was at the film’s premiere that Rebecca had a personal conversation with then presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry, during which Gov. Perry credits Rebecca with changing his heart on the rape exception so that he became a 100% pro-lifer, no exceptions, no compromise.


  • Appeared on CBN’s “The 700 Club”, Fox’s Huckabee, Good Morning America, CNN’s Piers Morgan – debating Attorney Gloria Allred, CNN’s Talk Back Live, CBS News, Canada’s 100 Huntley Street, EWTN’s Defending Life with Fr. Frank Pavone, EWTN’s Life on the Rock, and Facing Life Head-On (click here to view episode) as a pro-life attorney and as a child conceived in rape


  • Story featured in Glamour Magazine — My Father is a Rapist, Marie Claire Magazine — I Was Born of My Mother’s Rape, and with her birthmother on the syndicated program Extra — Rebecca’s Story


  • Author of the #1-ranked “philosophical abortion essay” — “The Right of the Unborn Child Not to be Unjustly Killed — a philosophy of rights approach” (See Philosophical Abortion Essay page)


  • Adopted two children (with same birth mother) in open adoptions, was adopting two others (Cassie, who was born with special needs who died at 33 days old, and a foster child who was ultimately adopted by another family in a better placement for her needs), and gave birth to three biological children (second-generation abortion survivors.)  Also lost her last two precious babies in the first trimester.


  • Family law attorney with four pro bono cases of international attention all involving the protection of preborn human life, including the “frozen embryo” case in Michigan.  Two of those cases involved rape and abortion.  Also, represented a woman sued for not aborting.  (practiced law as “Rebecca Wasser” before she married)
  • Served as vice-chair of a crisis pregnancy center for two years and on the advisory board of Michigan Nurses for Life  *Currently serves on the Advisory Board of Crossroads Pregnancy Center


  • Conducts workshops, “An Abortion-Minded Client’s Life-Giving Legal Options” based on Michigan law.
  • Testified before numerous state legislatures on rape and abortion, personhood, and frozen embryos.


  • Married for 15 years, mother of 5 — the two oldest are adopted.


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