Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" I just had a friend of mine tell me "rape victims shouldn't be allowed to abort." Yes, no? Why or why not?"
I used to consider myself Pro-Life, and now still currently disagree with abortion majority of the times.
It has always been difficult for me to answer this question.
I can and may never (hopefully) come even close to receiving the best, clearest impact that rape can have and the immense harm that comes with rape on a woman's psychological, emotional, and perhaps even physical state. I could probably never be able to fully comprehend the scars that come with such a dark, brutal experience in a woman's past. I can say that I have been deeply hurt by people before, and was left with wounds as I'd like to describe the aftermath(s) of the offenses which I carry to this day. But I can easily (sometimes
) see my pain not even be comparable to that of a rape victim.
Although I do believe that it's at the same time tragic when the unborn child resulting from such an incident is, in perhaps a confusing, strange but apparent way, is somewhat stigmatized by his or her father's atrocious acts, to have this child's arrival hardly be seen as positive or joyous, let alone as something to be permitted by the mother and those around her more often than not.
The thing is, my heart breaks for both sides in this type of situation; the mother for enduring such a brutal offense, and the infant whose presence even in the womb is trampled. Because of something they both had no control over.
I can't say a child shouldn't be allowed to be born because of something monstrous her father has done, and I can not call a rape victim pregnant from her assault who chooses abortion as her option a "monster" or "selfish".
So I could never really answer that, ya know?
Well, to bring my post to an end, I'll say this;
I'd very much like it if the unborn baby's life was given a chance, but could never blame its mother for her choice(s).
That's all I really can say for now...