Friday, December 19, 2008

Question Box Friday: What about abortions in the case of rape?

First, I want to say that rape is an awful crime and my heart and prayers truly go out to every women who has ever been raped. And may God have mercy on the soul of the person who commits this crime.

Secondly, pregnancy from rape is a very rare situation, it is also very difficult. A woman's body is more likely to concieve when she is relaxed, so it is not common for someone who has been rape to become pregnant.

Thirdly, even though it is a rarity it does happen and those women need lots of love, comfort and, most importantly, they need healing. When a woman does get pregnant from rape, they can often times, understandably, equate the baby with its criminal father and see it as something evil or as just a reminder of the rape. Both the mother and her baby are important and need the help others. It is important to help these women grief and heal from the rape and to help them see their baby as a new innocence life. The life of their baby is no less valuable than the life of a child conceived by a loving married couple. All life is valuable no matter what the circumstances.

Fourthly, many women who have given birth to a child concieved in rape have said that it has helped them in their healing process because it has allowed them to see that God can bring good out of evil.

Fifthly, abortion does not solve the problem, but rather it simply adds one injustice onto anoter injustice and causes women more pain and suffering.

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