"No child deserves to be punished for the crimes of their father," said Rebecca Kiessling, a Rochester Hills resident who heads Save the 1, a national group that advocates for anti-abortion policies without exceptions.
Kiessling told reporters that she was conceived when her birth mother was abducted at gunpoint by a serial rapist. Her biological mother considered a "back alley" abortion, she said, but backed out because it was illegal at the time.
"I was protected by Michigan legislators who recognized that mine was a life worth saving," said Kiessling. "I owe my life to those laws."