“The Light After the Darkness: Giving Birth to a Child Conceived in Rape”
Shauna Prewitt is an attorney, author, and advocate for victims of rape. While a college student, she was raped and became pregnant by her attacker. After deciding too continue the pregnancy and raise her child, she was shocked to learn that her attacker was pursuing custody of the baby girl. Even more astonishing was that few state had laws to prevent rapists from exercising custody privileges.
Provoked by these events and determined to make a difference, Shauna enrolled at Georgetown Law School in 2006. While a student there, she authored the first scholarly piece to examine the legal protections afforded to women who conceive through rape. Since publication her piece has received a great deal of attention from legal scholars, legislators, and advocacy groups.
Today, Shauna is a practicing attorney and a national legal expert on the laws that protect women who become pregnant from rape. She is frequently called upon to testify in support of rape legislation and routinely contributes to the national commentary on the need for even greater protections. Interviews and articles written by Shauna have appeared on CNN, NBC, and other national media.
The Downriver Focus on Life 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015. 6:00 PM Welcome, 6:30 PM Dinner and Program, at the ORLANDO FAMILIA BANQUET CENTER, 15001 Sibley Road, Riverview, MI 48193.
Dinner Reservations payable to Upper Downriver Right to Life – not tax deductible.
$40 adult advance reservation(s). After 10/12 price will increase to $45.00
$25 Student reservation
$375 table of 10 reservtion
Tables of 10 and reservations for two or more: In order to guarantee seating, it will be necessary to provide (to the Reservation Coordinator) the names of all those you are reserving seats for, with updates as changes occur. Everyone will be required to check in at the registration table upon arrival to the dinner.
Payment to be sent to UPPER DOWNRIVER RIGHT TO LIFE, 2010 Eureka Rd., Wyandotte, MI 48192 (734) 775-3618 Lynnanne Reau (Reservation Coordinator) – enclose following Purchaser Information.. Deadline for mail in reservation is October 12, 2015. To reserve with a credit card, visit www.FocusOnLifeDinner.weebly.com.