What to Think About in the Case of Rape.
And 170 to 340 assault rapes pregnancies a year in the entire United States (www.skyscraper.fortunecity.com). When these women become pregnant, the word abortion comes across their mind. These women have been subjected to an ugly trauma, and needs love, support and help. But she has been the victim of one violent act. Should we now ask her to be apart of a second violent act-that of abortion?.
In recent years it has become clear that these women can and do suffer from Post-Abortion Syndrome. When PAS does develop, women, so affected, can carry the burdens of guilt, denial and depression. The utilitarian question from the mother's standpoint is whether or not to kill the developing baby within you? But will abortion be best for you, or will it bring more harm? Remember the rape was done to you. You were not responsible. You were the innocent rape victim and should bear no guilt.
Say you agreed to have an abortion. You are now a volitional participant in a second act of violence: the killing of your own unborn.
child. The baby is certainly the "Rapists child," but he or she is also your child, for half of the baby's genetic material came from you.
When you are trying to find out whether you are pregnant, or what to decide to do with the unborn child, there are many places you can go to receive help and counseling. Most of the help is free. The counselors can give you many other options other then abortion. One place that is all around the country is Evangelical Child and Family Agency (www.abortionfacts.com).
One option is adoption this is also not an easy choice but at least you know that you haven"t killed your child and he or she is in good hands. Giving up a child for adoption is not an evil choice. It is the greatest act of love, because you know that you were unable to take care of him or her. Second choice you can make, you may also decide to keep it.