Should We Make Exceptions for Abortion in Cases of Rape or Incest?

By February 28, 2017 POLITICS & CULTURE, VIDEO

Do preborn babies who are conceived in rape or incest deserve to live? Abortion advocates frequently use these hard cases to further their pro-choice narrative. But when we take a closer look, we’ll see that these babies are actually just as much victims as the mothers. Why should children be punished for the crimes of their parents?

What about rape and incest cases?

Abortion is NEVER the answer, even in cases of rape and incest.

Posted by Lisa Smiley on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SUMMARY:

Abortion activists frequently use cases of rape or incest to justify abortion. It’s an argument we’ve heard over and over again: “No woman would want to give birth to a child conceived in such trauma! We must keep abortion legal for these hard cases,” they say.

They never mind the fact that lives conceived due to rape or incest make up less than one percent of all abortions. But pro-choice advocates have no problem citing these hard cases to justify 100 percent of abortions on demand.

Yes, there are rare cases when a woman gets pregnant against her will in a traumatic experience like rape or incest. Everyone agrees that we must show the utmost compassion and care toward victims of sexual assault. Everyone also agrees that the perpetrator should face the harshest legal consequences.

Yet does that change the humanity of the preborn child already growing in the womb?

Pro-life advocates argue that life begins at conception, as science confirms. At that point, another human being is formed with her own set of DNA—and her own set of rights.

As a person, she is separate from her mother and father. Her rights are not determined by who her parents are, what they did, or whether they want her or not. If pro-lifers are to be consistent, this must also apply to children conceived in cases of rape or incest.

Let’s look at it this way, to echo the message of my video on this topic: If your dad commits a crime, do you go to jail for it? Or, if your dad abused your mom, do you also get punished? Should our parents’ crime decide our worth and decide whether we live or die?

Thankfully, our justice system doesn’t punish us if our parents do something wrong. Only the person who did the crime has to pay for the crime—not their families and not their innocent children.

But when we, as a society, advocate for the death of children conceived in rape or incest, we are rejecting that sense of justice. What we’re saying is the child must also pay for the crime, despite the fact that she had nothing to do with the original act.

While pro-choice advocates promote abortion as the answer, the fact is, abortion can never erase the trauma. Abortion is not a neutral act. In fact, abortion is an additional act of violence—this time, against an innocent child. Let’s not forget that the child is just as much a victim as the mother.

How human are the children conceived in rape or incest? The stories of Ryan Bomberger and Rebecca Kiessling bring to light the incredible value of their lives and unique journeys. Today, these pro-life advocates fight for the right to life of all children—even those conceived in rape, as they were.

With the support of those around them, women who’ve been raped are strong enough to overcome and believe for redemption. A precious child could be the one redeeming good that comes out of such trauma.

FULL TRANSCRIPT:

Abortion activists say we should make exceptions for abortion. Like in cases where babies are conceived in rape or incest.

They say, yes, those babies should be aborted.

They say, no woman would want to give birth to a child conceived in such trauma. They are a special class of babies which should really be wiped from our population.

Because basically, they are defective and inferior to the rest of us.

And that’s how abortion is justified. But is this right?

Well, let’s look at it this way… If your dad commits a crime, do you go to jail for it? Or, if your dad abused your mom, do you also get punished? Should our parents’ crime decide our worth, and decide whether we live or die?

We all have parents, some good, some not so good. But our justice system doesn’t punish us if they do something wrong. Only the person who did it has to pay for the crime – not their families, and God forbid, not their innocent children. To me, that seems right and that seems fair.

But when they say that babies conceived in rape or incest should be aborted, what they’re doing is rejecting that sense of justice.

What they’re saying is that the child must also pay for the crime. That the child has no right to live because of what her dad did. Despite the fact that she had nothing to do with the original act.

So, let me ask you, is the baby guilty here? Did the baby do anything to deserve punishment? The death sentence? Should the baby suffer an even greater punishment and pay the ultimate price for what her dad did?

Because let’s not forget that the baby is also innocent here. Let’s not forget that the baby is just as much a victim as the mother. Aborting the child doesn’t erase the original crime. At this point what’s done is done. We can’t undo that, the trauma has already happened.

So why are we calling for her extermination? Why are we justifying her death sentence? Why should we deny her the right to live?

Because you see, abortion is not a neutral act. Abortion is an additional act of violence, an additional act of violence against an innocent child.

The baby has no idea what has gone on. She didn’t do anything to deserve this. She’s sucking her thumb, growing, developing, hiccuping, just like any other baby who might have been “planned.” So she, too, deserves the right to live and to be born.

And who are we to say someone deserves to live and someone else doesn’t? If every human is created equal, as we all like to say, then every human life should be protected, in the womb and out of the womb, no matter how we came into this world.

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  • Michael Katz says:

    Great video sis!

    I am using this video at our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting as we pray for the life’s of unborn babies and praying for your blog and Facebook posts. Thanks for being on the front lines!

    Blessings,

    Your brother in Christ Michael

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