1. Shawn Pavlik on October 28, 2015 at 9:06 am

    This is an area I go back and forth on. I consider myself pro-choice, inasmuch as women have the right to choose when they have sex. Just like a person has a choice to disobey the speed limit or a choice to stuff that candy bar in their purse when no one is looking. What we need to remember as a society is that some choices have consequences. If you choose to speed or to steal a candy bar, you can be arrested and/or fined. If you choose to have sex, you could get an STD or you could become pregnant. But you made that choice.

    Rape or incest, the woman had no choice in the matter. That is why I believe an exception in cases of rape or incest or when the life of the mother is at risk (self-defense) is necessary.

    BUT (there is always a but) I struggle with the exception for rape or incest, as I know that the child is a life, and as such, deserves protection under the law. It is a conundrum that I think Christians such as myself can struggle with.

    • quinersdiner on October 28, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Yes, this is a tough one, Shawn. Researchers discovered that women who abort were more traumatized than women who gave birth. It seems counter-intuitive, but it makes sense when you consider that rape compounds a violent crime with more violence. I’ll repost my blogpost on the subject. Thanks for writing.