First of all, abortion as a result of rape comprise 1% or less of all abortions performed in the US today (# 1 and # 2 reasons, respectively are: 1) having a baby would interfere with my life and 2) having a baby would interfere with my education). Next, please explain to me how a woman who has already been brutalized and traumtized will be helped by subjecting herself to another invasive, traumatic and painful procedure? Abortion 'undo' or 'cure' the rape, nor does it heal the trauma that resulted from it; in fact, it merely adds another layer of trauma onto an already traumatized individual and leaves them with long lasting psychological consequences. I can understand how a woman would not want to raise a child conceived through rape, but there are thousands of couples out there waiting to adopt.<quoted text>
i still don't understand you guys with your "all or none" approach to this subject. if a woman is gang-raped, does she have to bear and raise the resulting product?
In only study ever performed, 85% of the women who became pregnant as a result of rape chose AGAINST abortion:
Mahkorn, "Pregnancy and Sexual Assault," The Psychological Aspects of Abortion, eds. Mall & Watts,(Washington, D.C., University Publications of America, 1979) 55-69
Again, this comprises roughly 3%(only listed on the table as 'possible problem', not 'severely deformed' or 'multiple birth defects', so I'm sure those would be in the 1% or less category as well.if a fetus is determined to have multiple birth defects, must this mother be obligated to bear it and raise it, knowing perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent keeping it alive?
Now...are you saying that the life worth living and preserving is that which is perfectly formed and in 100% good health?