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Mrs. Julie Makimaa

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Phone: (217) ***-****  HQ Phone
Elliot Institute
P.O. Box 7348
Springfield, Illinois 62791
United States

Company Description: The Elliot Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation that was founded in 1988 to perform original research and education on the impact of abortion...   more
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FRC Experts - Julie Makimaa
www.frc.org, 29 Jan 1999 [cached]
Julie MakimaaLife Issues Advocate
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FRC Experts - Julie Makimaa
JULIE MAKIMAALife Issues Advocate
Julie Makimaa joined Family Research Council in 1998.As Life Issues Advocate, she promotes grassroots communication specializing in sanctity of life, adoption, abortion, sexual assault, abstinence, and political process education.
Prior to joining Family Research Council, Julie founded Fortress International, an organization dedicated to defending women who have become pregnant by rape or incest and children, like herself, who were conceived in sexual assault.Together with Dave Reardon, President of the Elliot Institute, and author of Aborted Women : Silent No More and Making Abortion Rare : A Healing Strategy For A Divided Nation, Julie will be releasing a book focusing on the hard cases of abortion.Using the combined experiences of 264 women and children, the book will provide a definitive response to the argument for abortion in assault pregnancies.
Julie has participated in a Congressional Briefing and testified in Louisiana, South Carolina, Missouri and Tennessee.At the request of pro-life leaders in Ireland, Julie shared her story of hope when Ireland was debating whether or not to legalize abortions for women pregnant by assault.She has appeared on numerous television programs including, Donahue, Geraldo and Sally Jesse Raphael.Her story has been featured in national newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Washington Times.
Julie provides a valuable link to grassroots through presentations to schools, churches and civic organizations on life issues, abstinence, the workings of government, and FRC's role in defending families.
Married and the mother of two teenagers, she currently resides in West Michigan.
NPRC > Newsletter 1991 Winter < National Pro-life Religious Council
www.nprcouncil.org [cached]
At the fall quarterly meeting of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, Julie Makimaa discussed the story of her conception and birth. Shortly after she located and contacted her birth mother, she discovered the fact that she was the daughter of a rapist. Julie believes that she would not be here today if abortion had been legal and as widely available as it is today. Her mother said that she is not sure what she would have done if abortion had been an option.
In the spring of 1990, Makimaa founded Fortress International, an organization committed to "defending both victims of sexual assault pregnancies: the women who become pregnant, and the children conceived."
Action Life (Ottawa) Inc. - "You are my daughter":An Interview with Julie Makimaa.
www.actionlife.org, 24 Aug 2010 [cached]
"You are my daughter":An Interview with Julie Makimaa. Action Life (Ottawa) Inc. - "You are my daughter":An Interview with Julie Makimaa.
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"You are my daughter":An Interview with Julie Makimaa.
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"You are my daughter":An Interview with Julie Makimaa.
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In a recent interview, FFL talked with Julie Makimaa, who has first-hand experience with this subject: Her own life began as the result of rape. She spoke about her conception and the consequences of her mother's decision not to abort her.
00174_3_x175 Makimaa grew up in Southern California with a loving family that adopted her out of a foster home when she was eight months old. She is now married with two children, ages 14 and 12, and lives in Indiana. With the support of her husband and parents, Makimaa undertook a search for the woman who had placed her in an adoptive family.
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"When the assault happened," Makimaa said, "she felt that this was her lot in life, that violence was something that followed her.
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Makimaa says, "I asked her, 'Why would you want to even see me, then? How could you want to even be a part of my life?' And she said, 'You know, you don't remind me of the assault at all. You remind me of the good thing that happened out of that tragedy that I went through. And you are my daughter, and I want to have a relationship with you.' And this was the message: It was a terrible thing that happened to her, but I and my children are here today because she sacrificed those months of her life to give us a lifetime."
The news that her birth father had raped her birth mother was, of course, a shock to Makimaa.
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Although Makimaa had long been active in the pro-life movement - she currently works for Life Athletes, an organization that arranges for pro-life professional and Olympic athletes to speak to students - she says that the news of her own history caused her to examine her ideas about cases of rape.
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As a result of her experiences, Makimaa founded Fortress International, a support organization for women pregnant through assault and children conceived in assaults. She is now working on a book. The primary lesson she has learned, she says, is that "none of us gets to choose our parents and how we're conceived, but even in the worst of circumstances, good things can happen."
Life Is Precious
rtl.org, 9 Aug 2009 [cached]
Here is the story of Julie Makimaa, who, discovered when she was a young woman that she was conceived during a rape.
Julie was placed for adoption in a Christian home. As a young married woman, Julie searched for her birth parents. After a long three-and-a-half year search, she found her mother, Lee Ezell. Shortly after making contact with her birth mother, Julie was informed that she had been conceived during a rape. Learning this truth motivated Julie to take up the cause of "the least of God's children," those conceived by sexual assault and considered expendable by society. She founded Fortress International to represent the concerns and needs of pregnant sexual assault victims and their children. (6)
Julie's life and work show that people and children who are conceived through rape and incest are no less valuable than the rest of the world's children. These children have unlimited potential to make their mark on society and their lives should not be snuffed out because of the circumstances around their conception. Julie says, "It doesn't matter how I began.
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6 - Reardon, Makimaa, & Sobie, Ed. (2000). Victims and Victors, pp. 105. Springfield, IL: Acorn Books.
"You are my daughter":An Interview with ...
www.actionlife.org, 13 Nov 2011 [cached]
"You are my daughter":An Interview with Julie Makimaa.
"You are my daughter":An Interview with Julie Makimaa.
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In a recent interview, FFL talked with Julie Makimaa, who has first-hand experience with this subject: Her own life began as the result of rape. She spoke about her conception and the consequences of her mother's decision not to abort her.
00174_3_x175 Makimaa grew up in Southern California with a loving family that adopted her out of a foster home when she was eight months old. She is now married with two children, ages 14 and 12, and lives in Indiana. With the support of her husband and parents, Makimaa undertook a search for the woman who had placed her in an adoptive family.
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"When the assault happened," Makimaa said, "she felt that this was her lot in life, that violence was something that followed her.
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Makimaa says, "I asked her, 'Why would you want to even see me, then? How could you want to even be a part of my life?' And she said, 'You know, you don't remind me of the assault at all. You remind me of the good thing that happened out of that tragedy that I went through. And you are my daughter, and I want to have a relationship with you.' And this was the message: It was a terrible thing that happened to her, but I and my children are here today because she sacrificed those months of her life to give us a lifetime."
The news that her birth father had raped her birth mother was, of course, a shock to Makimaa.
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Although Makimaa had long been active in the pro-life movement - she currently works for Life Athletes, an organization that arranges for pro-life professional and Olympic athletes to speak to students - she says that the news of her own history caused her to examine her ideas about cases of rape.
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As a result of her experiences, Makimaa founded Fortress International, a support organization for women pregnant through assault and children conceived in assaults. She is now working on a book. The primary lesson she has learned, she says, is that "none of us gets to choose our parents and how we're conceived, but even in the worst of circumstances, good things can happen."
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