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'I was a product of rape': Miss USA 2014 hopeful reveals
Daily Mail ^ | 06/05/2014 | MARGOT PEPPERS

Posted on 06/06/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The woman representing Pennsylvania in the Miss USA 2014 pageant has opened up about how she was conceived when her mother was raped at knifepoint.

Valerie Gatto, 24, revealed to Today.com that a man dressed in black attacked her mother when she was just 19, forcing himself upon her behind a building until a passing car spooked him, and she managed to run away.

Rather than let the tragic story define her, Valerie has decided to use it as a platform to help educate women about sexual assault. 'I believe God put me here for a reason,' she said. 'To give [people] hope that everything is possible and you can't let your circumstances define your life.'

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KEYWORDS: abortion; abortiondebate; missusa; prolife; rape; therealwaronwomen; waronchildren

1 posted on 06/06/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Her very existence must deeply offend liberals. Rape babies are “too much of a burden” that should be aborted!


2 posted on 06/06/2014 7:01:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would hope she would also speak out in favor of pro-life causes.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 7:01:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ScottinVA

Plus the fact she’s beautiful...


4 posted on 06/06/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The left will start attacking her mother for not having a abortion in 3..2...1...


5 posted on 06/06/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

This beautiful woman has lived a full, productive life.

* Participated in church and girl scouts growing up.

* Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh

* Taught English in Italy for Several Months.

* Now Miss USA Beauty hopeful representing Pennsylvania.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 7:03:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Beautiful story and beautiful woman!

I can’t fathom the pain and anger that such circumstances would bring to an individual, to see how she’s handled it shows that Jesus heals all! Praise Him!


7 posted on 06/06/2014 7:03:35 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: SeekAndFind

What people do of their own free will is one thing. The problem arises when you try to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape or, more precisely, when demoKKKrats manage to convince 51% of the sheeple that you INTEND to do that. That played a part in Obunga being re-elected two years ago.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 7:05:50 AM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do we need to know this?

OR... is the necessity for making a victim of yourself and cultivating a victim mentality SOOOO ingrained now?


9 posted on 06/06/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

People do need to know this, especially all the evil persons who make the excuse that it is acceptable to kill the children conceived in rape.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 7:12:33 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: dfwgator
I would hope she would also speak out in favor of pro-life causes.

I do too..... but if she does come out in favor or pro-life EVEN though she was conceived in a rape against her mother, the pro-abortion gestapo will savagely attack her and her mother, and she will likely have her crown taken from her. Remember there are 2 sacred cows to the left wing zealots & gestapo, and that is radical embracing of homosexuality/lesbianism and secondly the desire to kill & abort as many babies as possible. Any public stand against either of these sacred left-wing fetishes, will result in her being vilified & attacked for life.

Personally I don't see her embracing a pro-life position at all for these very reasons.

11 posted on 06/06/2014 7:20:16 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Her mother told her: ‘A very bad man hurt me, but God gave me you’

What a beautiful, grace-filled woman her mother is.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait until the next pageant. They’ll prepare a question just for her. One designed to bring her down.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 7:28:11 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: ryan71

RE: Wait until the next pageant. They’ll prepare a question just for her. One designed to bring her down.

Let me guess... “Do you support gay marriage? Yes or No?”


14 posted on 06/06/2014 7:28:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ScottinVA

This is a tough subject to think about.

But, her very existence, and what she has done with her life, shows what can rise from horrific circumstances.

It had to be very painful for her mother, not only enduring the attack, but having to explain to her daughter who her father was. I can’t imagine having such discussions.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 7:29:38 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: ryan71
Remember Carrie Prejean? If they can Bork Judge Bork, is there a verb for what they did to her?

16 posted on 06/06/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dfwgator
I would hope she would also speak out in favor of pro-life causes

Acknowledging her parental background is plenty. She's beautiful, radiant, and obviously raised by a mother who loves her dearly.

17 posted on 06/06/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT by grania
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To: SMARTY
Why do people know this?

It's standard to know about the parents when someone reaches this level of publicity. Less principled people would lie and invent a father story. I'm impressed by the integrity of the mother, bringing this woman up to be honest and accepting of her parentage.

18 posted on 06/06/2014 7:37:02 AM PDT by grania
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To: ScottinVA

The leftist logic of aborting after a rape escapes me.

For what other crime is the punishment to kill all the innocent bystanders?


19 posted on 06/06/2014 7:46:20 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind
"I was a product of rape': Miss USA 2014 hopeful reveals"

Was ?

Is she dead ?


20 posted on 06/06/2014 7:50:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: PGR88

The logic of aborting after rape is that the circumstances of conception are horrific. And that the family would always be reminded of the rape, by the very presence of that child in their lives.

That’s the logic anyway.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 7:51:47 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Bad logic. If the presence of the child in their lives is painful, then why not give the child up for adoption? There are many loving, caring couples who are incapable of having children of their own who would love to adopt such a child. It would be a positive for all involved, especially the child who actually gets to have a life instead of being murdered.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT by stremba
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To: SeekAndFind

What a wonderful example of how God can turn tragedy into a miracle. I hope she wins.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 8:21:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

She is a beautiful woman however PA is CCW state, her mother should have been carrying a “Lady Smith” and sent the rapist to his grave.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT by GreatMan
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s beautiful and brave. Best of luck to her!


25 posted on 06/06/2014 8:22:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It was very brave and selfless for her mother to have refrained from having blamed the child for the atrocity.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 8:40:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t keep up on these things. What happened to the woman you mention?


27 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:18 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SMARTY
Why do we need to know this? OR... is the necessity for making a victim of yourself and cultivating a victim mentality SOOOO ingrained now?

What a strange thing to post for someone who sports the tag line that you do.

Both the mother's perspective and the daughter's perspective on what happened are evidence of people who clearly rose above their circumstances and refused to be held back by them.

They are not parading a victimhood drenched blame game, they are not whining about a rapist, but instead are living testimonies to overcoming what was such a tragic event.

This is very likely to sting the abort-a-rape peddlers significantly.

Why don't you celebrate their courage rather than slathering them with your contempt?

FReegards!

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28 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:50 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Bigg Red

RE: I don’t keep up on these things. What happened to the woman you mention?

Carrie Prejean was calkifornia’s representative to Miss America and was even favored to win.

In the panel of judges, was Perez Hilton ( pseudonym of Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr. ), an American blogger and television personality. His blog specializes in the outing of alleged closeted celebrities and its role in the increasing coverage of celebrities in all forms of media.

Perez Hilton took to the Internet and TV airwaves to humiliate a beauty pageant contestant who gave what he considered an “offensive” answer about gay marriage. Hilton, inexplicably serving as a judge for the Miss USA contest, asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, whether she supported the legalization of gay marriage. Prejean respectfully answered: “I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.” President Obama, by the way, AT THAT TIME before he “evolved” defined marriage the same way Prejean does.

No matter. Hilton immediately lambasted Prejean as a “dumb b*tch” in a viral YouTube video he taped after the pageant Sunday night. He apologized the next morning for the attack, then retracted his apology, then escalated his divisive rhetoric. On Tuesday afternoon, Hilton told an MSNBC female anchor that he was thinking of an even more vulgar epithet — the “c-word” — as he listened to Prejean’s answer. The female anchor said nothing. Basking in his new role as thought and speech enforcer, Hilton told CNN’s Larry King that beauty pageant contestants must bow to the tolerance mob: “Yes. I do expect Miss USA to be politically correct.”

And apparently, the Miss USA organizers agree. Instead of apologizing for Hilton’s vile behavior, the pageant director of the Miss California contest, Keith Lewis, sent a note to Hilton throwing Prejean under the bus: “I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss CA USA 2009 believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman. … Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family.”

But gutter profanity and misogyny do?


29 posted on 06/06/2014 8:57:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Agamemnon

Actually, I was thinking it’s WAAAY too much personal information and isn’t in the public interest.

Myself, I’m very private and never talk about personal stuff, openly like that. So, I am always surprised when people do.

That’s all.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 9:25:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY
OR... is the necessity for making a victim of yourself and cultivating a victim mentality SOOOO ingrained now?

I read it differently; I think she is setting an example that may cause some rape victims to rethink killing the innocent child who might well become as accomplished as she is.

31 posted on 06/06/2014 9:43:09 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
Maybe... it just seems inappropriate. Actually, if she wants to be an advocate for rape victims, etc. there are a lot of ways to do that and it just made me uncomfortable to see someone volunteer information THAT sensitive at a time like that.

Oh well, that's just how I saw it.

32 posted on 06/06/2014 9:53:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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Oh well, that's just how I saw it.

That's why they make chocolate and vanilla...and strawberry...and a whole bunch'a other flavors!

33 posted on 06/06/2014 9:56:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This beautiful woman has lived a full, productive life.

* Participated in church and girl scouts growing up.

* Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh

* Taught English in Italy for Several Months.

* Now Miss USA Beauty hopeful representing Pennsylvania.


I think the mother should sue her doctor for unintended birth! Surely this woman SHOULD have been aborted!!

Do I have to put /s?


34 posted on 06/06/2014 9:59:29 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: rcrngroup

She IS a walking pro life advocate. That is the point.

Activists don’t do half the work of living, wonderful people who were conceived by rape.

The same with the newest ultrasound machines.

Talk is cheap.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 10:01:01 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SMARTY
Actually, I was thinking it’s WAAAY too much personal information and isn’t in the public interest.

As I wrote: this is very likely to sting the abort-a-rape peddlers significantly. In that sense it is very much in the public interest.

Myself, I’m very private and never talk about personal stuff, openly like that. So, I am always surprised when people do.

Some folks actually have an inspiring story to tell. I am reminded of abortion survivor, Lila Rose, for instance, who is very active in the pro-life fight - every bit as much as this Miss USA aspirant may prove to be.

You may not have an inspiring story of your own, and that's fine. Some folks do, and recount their personal story to inspire others to do the right thing and to make the right decision.

I wouldn't fault someone for that.

FReegards!

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36 posted on 06/06/2014 10:42:43 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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Ah, yes, now I remember that brouhaha. What a disgusting little male — won’t call him a man. And how disgusting of the pageant officials. Glad I don’t bother to watch that junk.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 12:30:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Iron Munro

“I was a product of rape’: Miss USA 2014 hopeful reveals”

Was ?

Is she dead ?
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I’ll play grammar police here ... looking at things chronologically she WAS indeed a product of rape ,, she was no doubt conceived minutes/hours or even days afterwards ,, she could say “was and am...” but that would be very awkward and wouldn’t be true in her mind ,, she is no longer a “product of rape” but a child of her loving mother ,, putting it in the past tense is very healthy.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 7:14:30 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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