Board Members
Shauna Prewitt -- an attorney and rape survivor mother
who fought her attacker for custody of the daughter she
conceived through the attack.  While attending
Georgetown University Law Center, she wrote an
important scholarly piece for the Georgetown Law Journal
--
"Giving Birth to a 'Rapist’s Child':  A Discussion and
Analysis of the Limited Legal Protections Afforded to
Women Who Become Mothers Through Rape."  She is now
a speaker who frequently lectures about the absence of
legal protections for women who conceive through rape.
Analyn Megison -- a graduate of Florida State University
College of Law and a rape survivor who fought her rapist
for custody of her child conceived from the rape.  In her
second year of law school, she was a visiting student at
Georgetown University Law Center and interned with a
federal judge in Washington, D.C..  She was appointed as
the Special Assistant on Women's Policy for the Office of
the Governor of Louisiana, and she currently serves on a
Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force in Florida.
Angela Grogg -- A former MP with the Missouri National
Guard, whose 14 yr old daughter conceived a son through
rape. Finding out early on that Missouri had no laws to
protect rape victims and their children, she tirelessly
lobbied to change that and on 8/28/12, SB 638 became
law, protecting victims and their children from being
victimized further by the rapist. Angela and her husband
fought to receive custody of their grandson and currently
has full custody and will again go back once all legal
proceedings are finished to have the rapist’s rights
terminated.
Rebecca Kiessling -- a family law attorney and
international speaker who was conceived in rape hosts a
website with stories of others who became pregnant by
rape and/or who were conceived in rape.  She has testified
before numerous state legislatures, is the author of the
Heritage House '76 pamphlet, "Conceived in Rape:  A Story
of Hope," and is a cast member of the Citizens United film,
"The Gift of Life with Governor Mike Huckabee."
Jim Sable -- Secretary and Treasurer for Hope After Rape
Conception, Jim is a frequent speaker who publicly shares
his own story of having been conceived in rape.  Through
his talks and interactions with other speakers, Jim has
learned about the absence of legal protections for rape
survivors and their children, and he believes that these
women's decisions to raise their children conceived
through their rapes ought to be respected and protected
under the law.
Board Members are
available to speak
regarding the limited
legal protections
afforded to women who
conceive through rape.

Hope After Rape
Conception, an
organization dedicated to
assisting raped women
who become mothers
through rape, as well as
assisting their children,
emerged from the
collective experiences of
three female law school
graduates -- Shauna
Prewitt, Analyn Megison,
and Rebecca Kiessling.  
Both Shauna and Analyn
learned first-hand of the
limited legal protections
which exist for women
who mother through
rape when each was
forced to fight her rapist
for custody.  Rebecca,
who was conceived in
rape and who practiced
as a family law attorney,
also was well-aware of
the absence of legal
protection for these
women.  Our "hope" is to
expand the knowledge
and understanding of
this legal absence, to
ensure that no raped
woman ever feels that
she is alone in raising
the child conceived
through her attack, and
to help pave the way for
all 50 states to adopt
laws properly protecting
rape survivors and their
children.