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Abortion: How Much Do You Know? (Question 7)

Is abortion okay in the case of rape?

Rape is a horrendous crime, leaving a woman in a state of mental, physical, and emotional turmoil. When a woman becomes pregnant as the result of rape (which happens less than 1 percent of the time), abortion will not take away the trauma, the nightmares, the pain-but it may add to them. According to a survey conducted by Dr. David Reardon of the Elliot Institute in 1990, the psychological complications of abortion include guilt, nervous disorders, nightmares, and memory loss (over 100 psychiatric reactions in all). Additionally, if there was a pre-existing disordered state (like rape), abortion may cause a worsening of psychological functioning.

Because of problems with our justice system, rapists often walk free without punishment, while the child conceived in rape may suffer the ultimate injustice-abortion without the benefit of a trial or defense.

Unfortunately, abortion supporters have argued for abortion in cases of rape at the expense of the emotional, physical and mental stability of thousands of women, as well as the lives of children.

No, abortion is not okay in cases of rape. It still results in the death of a child and damages the physical, emotional and psychological health of a woman.

By the way, in every one of the 56 countries that now have abortion on demand, the initial step taken by abortion-rights activists was the intense lobbying for abortion in the so-called ‘hard cases’-fetal deformity, rape and incest.