Rape Victim's Child Speaks Up for Right to Life

By Penny Starr | November 9, 2011 | 5:06pm EST

Ryan Scott Bomberger is a pro-life activist whose biological mother was raped and decided to give him up for adoption. He spoke on Nov. 9, 2011 at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) – Ryan Scott Bomberger is not just passionate about the preciousness and potential of every human being from the moment of conception; he is alive today because of what his birth-mother decided after she was raped –- to give birth to him and put him up for adoption.

In a video detailing what he calls her “courageous decision,” Bomberger details his love-filled life with his adoptive mother and father and his 12 siblings, 10 of whom, like him, were adopted.

The video also reveals his accomplishments and his role as a father to his own adopted children.

“I keep thinking about this myth that is put out there by Planned Parenthood – the reason why they profit in the millions – because they destroy beautiful possibilities every single day,” Bomberger said in remarks on Wednesday at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.

Even in cases of rape and incest, Bomberger said, choosing life not only blesses the child but many others through the lives they can go on to live.

“Although you may be in this immediate moment of pain and chaos, there is another side of the story,” he said. “There’s something beautiful that can rise from the ashes of such a violent act.”

Two years ago, Bomberger and his wife launched the Radiance Foundation and its Web site www.toomanyaborted.com.

While Bomberger said abortion is a tragedy regardless of the race of the unborn child, the black community has been particularly hard hit, with five times as many black babies being aborted compared to other babies.

Bomberger’s recent billboard campaign in Atlanta thrust him into the national spotlight. The first showed a black newborn with the words “Black and Beautiful” and the Web address for his foundation.

He also paid for billboards that said “The 13th Amendment Freed Us. Abortion Enslaved Us.”

Bomberger said the “mainstream media” reported that the billboards were racist.

But Bomberger claims the racism is what has driven the abortion movement, dating back to the Darwinist eugenics philosophy of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and the social services movement in the 1960s that said black children’s cultural heritage would suffer if they were adopted by white parents.

In fact, Bomberger said, adoption is the ultimate act of racial reconciliation and that what children need most is a loving family.

“They want a mommy and daddy to love them,” Bomberger said.

Bomberger’s latest video production is called “We’ve been Guttmacher’d” and focuses on the connection between pro-abortion organization Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood and how abortion has harmed the black community.

Other pro-life black leaders, including Dr. Alveda King, Dean Nelson and Day Gardner, have endorsed the Radiance Foundation campaigns.

A religious man, Bomberger said his work is guided by biblical scripture, including Psalm 82:3: “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.”

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