First, it is important for you to realize that based on your beliefs as stated above – that you believe a child conceived by rape is less valuable than others and should be destroyed if his or her mother so chooses – makes you ‘pro-choice’.
Second, it is important to understand that a new human being is created at the moment of fertilization, a fertilization that this person has no control over. We must separate the cause of our fertilization from the effect of our fertilization. To do otherwise in the case of rape is to transfer the guilt borne by the father to the innocent child. This often results in the injustice of the child receiving the death penalty for the actions of his or her father.
Please watch this video to hear from a fellow human being who was conceived through rape and then take a moment to reconsider your position. The life of an unborn child must never be compromised. Once an exception is rationalized to justify the slaughter of innocent human beings, we all lose a valuable piece of ourselves – our humanity.
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