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  • No, I would have an abortion

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  • No, I would seek out plan B, but if it didn't work I raise it

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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Your being hypocritical then, forcing YOUR moral judgments onto a woman for wanting to spare the child's life. The same that you would claim a pro-lifer does in cases of abortion.

    I know several people who were adopted and have led perfectly happy and healthy lives.


    Don't moralized down at me. I've posted before that I am the "adoptive" father of child conceived in a violent rape - not a topic I will go into detail on. However, that woman, very pro-choice, went to EXTREME lengths to explore the gender, every possible physical natures of the assailant, and every possible examination to determine if there was ANY indication of birth defects or DNA delinquencies to make her decision. She would not have the male child of the rapist and she would not give birth to a defected child or otherwise in any way possibly not acceptable to her because it WAS HER CHOICE.

    Unless all tests came up perfect, she was going to abort and claim it a miscarriage. Even then, she went to extreme and successful degrees to avoid any stigma to her or her child being from "rape" - including that I appear on birth records as the bio-father, which I am not. Her goal was to entirely regain control of her life as much as possible. Prior, she was shallowing pro-choice without thinking much of it. But along that path her hatred of pro-life activists went off the charts - sentiments she still has. It was pro-choice on her side and pro-life her enemies in very real ways.

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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Don't moralized down at me. I've posted before that I am the "adoptive" father of child conceived in a violent rape - not a topic I will go into detail on. However, that woman, very pro-choice, went to EXTREME lengths to explore the gender, every possible physical natures of the assailant, and every possible examination to determine if there was ANY indication of birth defects or DNA delinquencies to make her decision. She would not have the male child of the rapist and she would not give birth to a defected child or otherwise in any way possibly not acceptable to her because it WAS HER CHOICE.

    Unless all tests came up perfect, she was going to abort and claim it a miscarriage. Even then, she went to extreme and successful degrees to avoid any stigma to her or her child being from "rape" - including that I appear on birth records as the bio-father, which I am not. Her goal was to entirely regain control of her life as much as possible. Prior, she was shallowing pro-choice without thinking much of it. But along that path her hatred of pro-life activists went off the charts - sentiments she still has.
    Whatever dude. I don't know you, and I don't care about your personal issues. The question was asked what would I do, and I answered it. Now you are taking it upon yourself to continually bug out on me about my answer. You DON'T have to like it. I DON'T feel obligated to answer a question in a way that pleases you or anyone else.

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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Morning after pill, people. There's no need to wait until you miss your period. Nip it in the bud. It's certainly what I would do.
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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I cannot fathom a woman deciding to bring a child into the world who's genetic makeup is 50% hereditary from a rapist.
    Oh damn. I'm not supposed to post on this thread since I'm male. And I, I shouldn't and can't justify it since so many other males have. But. here goes.
    I can't imagine having sex by force. I've met people that think that is a natural tendency for men. It's not. As a male I've always felt that I have to offer a woman a non-threating and safe experience. I may have learned this somehow, but it may be genetic. If rape has a genetic component should a raped woman take a chance of passing it on. Should she be required to take a chance of passing it on?

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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think innocent life should be protected when it is at all feasible. I am more than capable of being able to accept different sets of circumstances. Life is not all black and white.
    I don't think it is black and white either, but I do think that there is a general tendency to pick and choose what we uphold as worthy of protection, based on emotional and psychological circumstances.
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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    I don't really know what I would do, but I would like to think that I could be a big enough person to at least carry and give birth to the child. If I thought I couldn't handle raising the child myself, I would give it up for adoption. IMO, it's not right to take away the potential life of the child because of the "mistakes" or "crimes" of its parent (s).

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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Morning after pill, people. There's no need to wait until you miss your period. Nip it in the bud. It's certainly what I would do.
    I see. Any young woman or girl should be required to go to the store and buy a morning after pill after being raped. I think I understand you.

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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't think it is black and white either, but I do think that there is a general tendency to pick and choose what we uphold as worthy of protection, based on emotional and psychological circumstances.
    I don't think it's about "picking and choosing." It's about recognizing that there are certain circumstances beyond our control and that there is not always going to be a "fairy tale" ending, no matter how much you want it. Sometimes it's not about what you would CHOOSE but rather it is based on necessity.

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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't think it's about "picking and choosing." It's about recognizing that there are certain circumstances beyond our control and that there is not always going to be a "fairy tale" ending, no matter how much you want it. Sometimes it's not about what you would CHOOSE but rather it is based on necessity.
    I think you are misunderstanding my point, which is that those who sometimes claim to be pro-life, are only pro-life to a certain extent, which is inconsistent with a belief that innocent life is to be protected.
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    Re: For women: would you bear a child who was conceived from a rape?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I think you are misunderstanding my point, which is that those who sometimes claim to be pro-life, are only pro-life to a certain extent, which is inconsistent with a belief that innocent life is to be protected.
    You can be pro-life in instances in which it is feasible and still recognize that there are instances when it is not. That is not to say that you don't still WANT to protect innocent life though. You can also be pro-life and recognize the fact that you can't FORCE that onto everyone else, so I disagree that it is "inconsistent." It is also recognizing the fact that YOU don't have the power to change the way everyone else thinks.

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