Rebecca previously served as the Respect Life Director and Program Developer for Catholic Charities in Kansas, a position that included organizing community volunteers, supervising a start-up pregnancy shelter and a post-abortion healing program, and educating on the sanctity of life and challenges to it by modern and historical eugenic philosophies and programs.
In 2011, Rebecca led the charge against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice when they brought a ten-claim civil action against pro-life advocate Ken Scott under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (“FACE”) for “physical obstruction” against those attempting to enter and exit the Planned Parenthood in Denver. Scott faced a $10,000 fine and, if criminally charged, one year in a federal penitentiary. After eight months of hard-nosed litigation, Rebecca fended off the five Department of Justice attorneys and three private law firms representing Planned Parenthood employees/claimants, winning a preliminary hearing so handedly, with the aid of the Thomas More Society’s own Peter Breen, that the Department of Justice dropped the entire lawsuit against Scott.
Rebecca graduated cum laude from Kansas State University with her bachelors in history. She earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri, where she served on the UMKC Law Review and was on the Dean’s List. In 1994, Rebecca received the FDIC Special Recognition for recovering $37.5 million from two international investment firms, a case covered by the Wall Street Journal and by a U.S. House of Representative’s Banking Sub Committee report.
Rebecca is the author of various articles and columns on life-issue topics, published by New York’s Human Life Review and various other publications, the best-known of which is “The Long Road of Eugenics: from Rockefeller to Roe v. Wade.” It traces the history of abortion as a special project of the American and British eugenic societies until its culmination in 1973 in Roe v. Wade.