Abortion

Should Pro-Lifers Support Abortion for Rape/Incest Victims?

| by Jill Stanek

Wow, I didn’t realize this until watching radical left MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s September 16 rant incredulously bemoaning the “great, unacknowledged, big honking policy issue of this year’s elections nationwide.”

 

That is, at least 5 Republican, Tea Party-backed US Senate pro-life candidates oppose aborting innocent babies whose fathers are sexual criminals.

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This is as it should be, which I’m thrilled to know.

So with Christine O’Donnell of DE newly added to the list, the roster includes Sharron Angle of NV, Ken Buck of CO, Joe Miller of AK, and Rand Paul of KY.

This must have pro-aborts quaking. They have managed for decades to get Americans to go along with 100% of abortions by appealing to their compassion for mothers impregnated by rapists and family members, whose abortions account for no more than 1.5% of all, according to Guttmacher.

Many pro-life politicians, including President Bush, have caved on this point, which is contradictory. Either all preborns are human beings, or they’re not. If they are, they must all be protected.

In fact, abortion protects rapists, particularly friends and family. A prime example would be the imaginary victim Maddow described, a “14-yr-old girl who is raped by your uncle, or by your father.”  Even Joycelyn Elders, President Clinton’s pro-abort attorney general, stated pregnancy is evidence of sexual abuse. Abortion destroys the evidence. Who doesn’t think the 1st thing a victimizing uncle or father would do is take the pregnant 14-yr-old for an abortion? Click to enlarge…

Almost every time I write on the topic of rape and pregnancy I refer to this excellent article pointing to the only study ever done on this topic. It found first that 75-85% of mothers impregnated by rape do not abort. Abortion should not be presumed in these cases.

It concluded that mothers who abort their babies following rape are psychologically worse off than those who did not. One reason is abortion is also a violent act; many rape victims reported they felt like it was “medical rape.”

Mothers who did not abort felt they were helping good come from evil and in a sense conquering their rape. Themselves having been victimized, they did not want to victimize their baby.

This is yet another great political development in a year full of great political developments in our fight to protect innocent preborn life.