Choosing Life after Rape

Many compassionate Christians feel that abortion should be allowed if the baby was conceived by rape.  Well-intended people have accepted the myth that most women want an abortion when pregnant from sexual assault.  But a study showed about three-quarters of these victims actually choose life for their babies.  Of those who chose abortion, nearly 90% regretted their decisions.  Nearly all of them would not recommend abortion to women in a similar circumstance.  And nearly half felt pressured by others to abort.  Of those who chose life for their babies, not one regretted her decision.  Many women feel an abortion would be a second violent assault on their bodies and double the mental anguish.  Let’s pray for these women and encourage them to choose life for their babies.

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