Rape Victims Hurt by Assumption That They Want Abortion

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 30, 2014   |   11:54AM   |   Washington, DC

Victims of rape deserve our utmost compassion and support, but they’re not getting it in today’s abortion-minded society.

motherbaby22An article this week in the Christian Science Monitor explores a major problem that’s never addressed in debates about abortion and rape: People automatically assume that rape victims who become pregnant want to have an abortion.

The assumption is very dangerous because, first, it denies the fact that there is a second victim involved, the preborn child, and, second, it pressures these victimized women toward abortion.

Analyn Megison, a mother in Florida who was raped and had a daughter as a result, explained how she was criticized and condemned for choosing life.

“People ridicule you and distrust you because you chose to have your child – ‘Oh, you must not have been raped,’ ” Megison says. “It’s such a strange world we live in where you have to be questioned as a mother why you love the child that … you nurse and play with and pray with and read stories with.” Read the rest of the report here.

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What has our society become that we fail to protect and support the most victimized among us?

LifeNews Note: Micaiah Bilger is the Education Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.