Yes, I'd bear the child and raise it
Yes, I'd bear the child and give it up for adoption
No, I would have an abortion
No, I would seek out plan B, but if it didn't work I raise it
No, I would seek out plan B, but if it didn't work, I would give it up for adoption
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Well I'm on BC so I doubt that I would get pregnant if that horrible thing did ever happen to me, and I do plan on getting a CCW at some point in the future so hopefully there would be 3 bullets in the would be rapists chest before he could do anything.
But if I where to happen, and I did get pregnant I would lean towards having an abortion, I can't really know since I haven't, and hopefully am never in that situation, but I just can't see myself going through 9 months of pregnancy because of a rapist. The trauma I image would be unbearable.
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Aunt Spiker's situation is just the kind of situation I am referring to. She feels the way she feels. There is nothing I can do to change this, and I don't think she is "wrong" for the way she feels. I would NEVER condemn her for her decision to do what she feels is right or look down upon her for it, but I can still be pro-life in the fact that I don't have to agree with it either, and I can still think that it is a shame that circumstances led to this decision.
You can be pro-life but also be realistic about it. Just because I'm pro-life does not mean that I am too obtuse to recognize that in some cases that is just asking TOO much from a person. I can totally understand how a woman's mental health and/or life could be effected by situations like these, but I can still feel sad about the loss of a potential life and that women even have to make such "choices."
I don't understand why everyone thinks you have to so rigid in your thinking and cannot take a more realistic approach to things. It doesn't undermine what I would PREFER to see happen.
Because, oh terrrible horrors of destroying the zygote-baby no different that a newborn baby! And then they totally do a moral flip saying she should "just go thru pregnancy and labor have the baby" - which is no big deal at all as at worse a minor annoyance - and then just throw the baby away - which is what she does giving up the child at birth. In my opinion any woman who throws away her own child UNLESS to a SPECIFIC couple forever legally obligated of fully parenting duties - it is THAT woman that is INTOLERABLY EVIL and among the worst woman possible morally.
I get angry on this topic, why I tend to stay off the abortion board. The woman I wrote of does more than get angry at pro-lifers talking this to her. She will tell them to get away from her, if they don't she screams to get away for her, and if they still don't she might become violent against them. I know of no woman who more loves children and anyone can drop off any child(ren) at any time for an hour, day, weekend, or weeks and she will charge nothing and even thank them. Many people do. She lives her talk.
A devote Christian, she draws a distinction between humans as biological animals and humans as having a potential soul as a spiritual creature. Since the Bible says God "breathed life" into man - something not done with any animal - she does not believe a homo sapien becomes a human with a soul until first breathe is drawn. Until then, the fetus is just the ZEF species of the homo sapien animal and nothing more, with no more or less rights than the ZEF of any other animal - which is none.
But once born, the obligations and duties to that child on that mother and father go thru the ceiling - for which throwing away the child is unthinkably evil UNLESS it certain the child going to a specific good family forever legally obligated to be and act 100% as parents of that child.
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And I am saying that is a gamble for the woman to decide. There are no guarentees but there are odds. Odd are that if the bio-father is short and fat, the child will be too. The odds are if the biofather is a mental slow learner of a heritage of slow learned in IQ, so will the child. The same for known inheritable genetic health and disease traits. Etc
Unlike your apparent view, I think a woman should consider what traits she is at least attempting to give her child, rather than not giving a damn. If there is a high statistical chance the child will be born with spina bifida, extremely low intelligence, a highly unattractive physical appearance trait, or with physical handicaps, the woman ethically should not have that be the bio-father of her child, though if he could handle that she certainly still could marry him.
We know one woman who did exactly that - her children not biologically parented by her husband, but he is their father and the children know nothing different.
Not once have I even hinted that a child concieved in rape has a higher chance of being a rapist or a criminal. Never, not once.
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