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“I was once seen as ‘just a bunch of cells'” – Abortion-spared radio producer speaks out on life

A radio talk show producer’s testimonial tweet on May 4 drew applause from the right and applause from the left.

Cass Bowen is the executive producer of “Wake Up Springfield” in Springfield, Mo., on 93.3 FM/560 AM KWTO. Bowen shared her birth story in response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked two days before.

“I was adopted following a pregnancy crisis,” Bowen said. “My biological mother was raped at 13.”

Bowen continued:

Her school nurse tried to help her get an abortion.

She chose life.

Now I have a complex life full of love, purpose and influence.

I used to be considered “just a bunch of cells”.

The story of her birth mother happened in 1998 in Salem, Mo.

Bowen’s mother was in sixth grade when a 16-year-old boy asked her out on a date. Glad an older boy is interested in her, young Jamie Lewellen said yes. The date ended with an attack in the back of her car which left her pregnant.

“She didn’t think she could be pregnant,” Bowen said.

“But when she found out it was, she turned to her school nurse.

“(The nurse) offered to help her have an abortion so her parents wouldn’t find out,” Bowen continued.

Her birth mother later confided in a youth pastor at her church. The pastor knew a family that wanted to adopt.

After lengthy discussions, the 13-year-old set up the adoption with Bowen’s adoptive parents.

That fall, she entered the seventh grade visibly pregnant.

“She chose to carry a baby in a small town where something like that was frowned upon,” Bowen said. Pregnancy Help News.

Years later, when Bowen was a teenager herself, she looked up her birth mother on Facebook. The two started an online relationship and met in person in 2021.

“She was able to live a fulfilling life,” Bowen said. “She is a Navy vet and has four other children of her own.”

Bowen, too, led a fulfilling life.

She earned a degree in criminal justice from the College of the Ozarks in Branson, she is an executive producer of the radio talk show in Springfield and also communications director for Missouri State Senator Eric Burleson, who is running for the US Senate. .

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Bowen voices her pro-life stance, openly supports her local pregnancy center’s fundraisers, and speaks at events.

Bowen addresses the Rotary Club of Branson-Hollister
about youth professional development/Cass Bowen Twitter

Therefore, his May 4 tweet should have come as no surprise.

However, the left proved vicious, as the hot topic of abortion became even hotter after May 2. Dobbs leak.

Bowen then tweeted in response to the negative replies.

“There is absolutely nothing a pro-abortion person can comment on my previous tweet today that will change my mind about being pro-life,” Bowen said. said. “I will never stop fighting for my life, even though I never stop getting messages from people saying I should have been aborted. #ProLife #blocked.

“It was brutal,” Bowen said Pregnancy Help News a week after the answers. “I was getting comments, not just pro-choice but strictly pro-abortion. I said there that your arguments are not valid points.

Tweet this: “I will never stop fighting for my life, even though I never stop getting messages from people saying I should have been aborted” -Cass Bowen

Bowen said she was the “product of a niche trending storyline”.

“I was able to have a fulfilling life,” she said.

Bowen noted that some babies are “born into situations where they’re ready to fail.” She maintains, however, that “the sovereignty of life trumps all”.

The backlash and vicious words don’t hurt her, she says.

“It just exposes the evil of the pro-choice platform,” Bowen said. “You’re in the comments section saying things like, ‘So what? You shouldn’t be alive.

Heartbeat International Vice President Cindi Boston has been interviewed several times on Bowen’s radio show. Boston isn’t surprised Bowen received such attacks, but said his story is one of success.

“Cass’s life, although it started out heartbreaking, is a life of high impact and high value,” Boston said. “She’s making a difference in Southwestern Missouri, and I’ve experienced that when I started and worked at the Pregnancy Care Center for nearly 20 years.”

On Mother’s Day, Bowen expressed her love and gratitude
for his biological mother and adoptive mother/Cass Bowen Facebook

“Cass uses her voice for families, for things that are good and true and right,” Boston said. “And Cass champions the lives of the voiceless while supporting moms who boldly carry their babies and place them in the loving arms of an adoptive couple, just as her mother did for her many years ago. “

Although many accept the pro-life “rape excepted” stance, Bowen is an example of life after trauma.

Boston said it was a story that needed to be told.

“We mourn the women who have been raped and therefore have many heartbreaking steps to take,” she said, “like moving forward with forgiveness, emotional healing, and choosing to live life despite the tragic event”.

“In rare cases, some of these brave women also have to make a pregnancy decision,” Boston said.

“Cass’ mother chose to embrace her child’s life,” Boston said. “She carried her baby with courage and selflessness, knowing that the baby in her womb was part of her. The child inside was a gift that she would then place in the arms of a couple eager to be relative.

Tweet this: Cass’ mom chose to embrace her child’s life – a gift she would then place in the arms of a couple wishing to become parents.

Bowen refuses to back down from his position on abortion, no matter how ugly the words get and no matter how cruel the philosophies get.

These views, she noted, have shifted from caring about the life of the woman having an abortion and her right to choose, to the “new morality that she cannot consent to be at all.” pregnant “.

“We’re going from the ‘it’s just a clump of cells’ theory to now ‘babies are parasites that feed off the mother’s body,'” Bowen said.

Bowen is convinced that if roe deer is overturned and the issue of abortion returns to the United States, that her home state of Missouri will stand firm and make it very difficult to get an abortion.

“It’s already incredibly difficult here,” she said.

Bowen at work as a radio producer
Cass BowenTwitter

Just across the border in Illinois, however, abortion centers are available for Missouri residents to easily get abortions.

Even though Missouri is what Bowen describes as “ruby red,” his conservative talk show, which also features host and former Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, has many liberals upset. They often receive phone calls from screaming leftists, she said.

Bowen remains determined to speak for life.

“I will continue to use my broadcast platform to be lifelong advocates for our local pregnancy care centers,” Bowen said. “Maybe I will run for office one day. I have an audience and I intend to use it.

Follow Cass Bowen on Twitter at @Producer_Cass

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