Rape is a reprehensibe crime, but punishing the baby only adds to the suffering.
Some argue that abortion should be legal for pregnancies resulting from rape. Many wonder, “what sort of logic forces a victim of violent rape to give birth to a rapist's child”?
The reason most people reach the wrong conclusion about abortion in cases of rape and incest is that the actual experiences of sexual assault victims who became pregnant are routinely left out of the debate. Most people are forming opinions based on prejudices and fears which are disconnected from reality.
In the only major study of pregnant rape victims ever done, Dr. Sandra Mahkorn found that 75 to 85 percent chose against abortion. Some rape victims believe abortion would be just another act of violence perpetrated against their bodies and their children.
Some victims of rape believe the child's life may have some intrinsic meaning or purpose which they do not yet understand.
Those who did abort recalled how the abortion accentuates the traumatic feelings associated with sexual assault. Rather than easing the psychological burdens of the sexual assault victim, abortion adds to them.
The real solution is a society that offers the emotional and material support necessary for a woman to keep the child or consider adoption.
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