Taking Well-Meaning Pro Life Efforts Too Far

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    I am strongly against abortion. However, it shocks me to read this and then have it confirmed by friends in medical school and friends who are nurses. Some folks on the anti-abortion are taking their stance way too far, and causing terribly unnecessary tragedy to take place for rape victims.

     
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    I have found that a very high percentage of people who are pro-life are only sympathetic to the person thats raped, so long as they carry to term anyway. pretty sad, in my opinion.
     
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    It could be that they believe that punishing the child for the sin of the father is just adding further insult to injury and creating a new victimization level where society deems the child of a rapist to be an unnecessary burden on society, that they somehow have less of a right to life because of how they were brought into existence. It seems the article argues only one vision of how they personally believe that they, the people who believe that the child has a right to life, think and disregards any thoughtful impressions that may mitigate what the author believes to be an unreasoning position and wishes to hear no other motivating factor that would imply that they are well-reasoned people with a compassion toward the unborn regardless of their origin.

    How could it be the child's fault that the mother was raped? Yet we impose the absolute, the death sentence, onto the child as if their actual origin defines them as refuse to be discarded as the imposition that society deems them to be.
     
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    Where did you find these percentages. I'd be interested in seeing them.
     
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    just based on my personal experience dillo, nothing official or documented. didn't mean to send out that impression of an official stat.
     
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    I can't give any official stats other than my own. I'm a little more center-right when it comes to abortion: I'm against abortion, but I do think it should be legal in cases or rape and incest. After a discussion on the subject awhile back, it did cross my mind that rape might be the one case where the abortion pill could be a good thing. There are those from the hardline, far right that will stand against it no matter what.

    It's unfortunate that the extremists tend to label everyone on one side of the aisle. Yeah, I know it can happen to the left as well.
     
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    they waiting that long now?
    rape, incest, or some medical atrocity should be about the only way females should get access to something like this. jsut because little Sally and Billy werent careful and didnt use some form of contriceptive doesnt mean they can automatically get an abortion. if you want to play an adult game, deal with the after effects.
    something about taking responsibility for your actions or soemthing like that. i know, its a dying art form now days.
     
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    And that is the crux of it. There are mothers in the world who are raising the children who were conceived by rape. The children are no less loved. I certainly don't want to minimize the trauma of rape, but like no1 said, the child is innocent, why should he/she be punished?
     
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