Abortion is not a compassionate choice for a woman who has been raped. It is another violent act forced upon the body of two innocent victims: the rape survivor and her preborn child. As the debate over abortion reaches new heights across the country, people are speaking up, including many whose mothers were raped and chose life. Their voices deserve to be heard.
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“Abortion is not a cure for rape. It is heinous to kill a child for the crimes of the father.”
“My mother was raped and I am the result.”
“Are you saying my life is worthless?”
“My mother was raped…. She had me…. I’m forever thankful.”
“My mother was raped. She chose life.”
“I’m here because my mother was raped.”
“My mother was raped… and decided not to kill me.”
“My mother was raped. She knew I was part of her and I was her baby.”
“My mother was raped and conceived my little brother. She never thought for a minute of aborting him.”
“My mother was raped. The boy was adopted by a family who couldn’t have kids.”
“My mother was raped… but I’m here.”
“My mother was raped. She decided to keep my older sister.”
“My mother was raped and I was raped, but murder is murder.”
“My mother was raped and told me I was the joy of her life. The life inside is not the rapist.”
“My mother was raped. Her parents want[ed] her to get a back alley abortion. My mom said no.”
“My mother was raped…. I’m the result of that but I have a beautiful family and grandchild.”
“My mother was raped, sent away & forced to give my sister up. My sister helped save lives as a nurse for 40 years.”
“My mother was raped and had me and kept me instead of having an abortion. I’m very grateful and thankful for my life.”
If you were raped or were conceived in rape, these organizations that can offer you support:
Ever since the abortion debate began, the American public has been told that abortion is necessary in cases of rape, incest and when the life of the mother (or health of the preborn baby) is at risk. Live Action News has previously documented that while advocates of abortion push these “exceptions,” only a tiny fraction of the so-called “hard cases” (out of approximately a million abortions annually in the U.S.) are why women abort.
But each one of those babies — regardless of the circumstances of conception — is a human person worthy of protection. For this reason, Live Action News has featured numerous stories from courageous women who chose life for their babies conceived in rape, diagnosed with disabilities, or thought to be “incompatible with life.”
Their stories inspire us to think consistently about our own rhetoric regarding abortion. We can no longer throw these children aside for the sake of political debate. As these women speak out and testify to the sanctity of each life, the profitable abortion lobby continues to promote abortion as a solution to any problem a women encounters.
In the word’s of one rape survivor, “They are using the story of the one percent to justify the slaughter of the other ninety-nine.”
But these inspiring stories are growing louder, and as a result, more lives can and will be spared.
The fact is that, if you believe abortion is the taking of an innocent human child, you cannot advocate killing a person for the crime of his or her father.