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Should The Baby Resulting From A molest Be Aborted?

Should the baby resulting from a molest be aborted?

Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry © Matthew J. Slick, 1995 - 2009

molest is a horrible and traumatic event in the life of any woman who has suffered its indignity.  It is the forcible act of sexual intercourse against the will of a woman.  Should she become pregnant, not only must she bear the memory of the molest, but she also carries the child of the Molester.  The question, then, is whether or not a woman should abort the baby that is the result of a molest?  This is a very difficult question to answer.  After all, it is a highly emotional issue.  Of course, I am a man and cannot possibly relate nor understand what it would mean to be in the place of a woman whose body has been invaded in such a way.  I can only speak from what I know and what I believe about the sanctity of life that is derived from God's word.

In my opinion, a baby that is a product of molest should not be killed.  It is not the fault of the baby that it has been brought into the world.  Why should the life of the baby be sacrificed because of the indignity suffered against the woman?  Yes, I know molest is horrible and that it is wrong.  I know the woman has the right of self-protection and emotional security.  But I also know that love is greater than all these things, and few things on earth have greater love than a mother for her child.

I know some will strongly object and say that my attitude is callous and insensitive to the needs of the woman.  Indeed, a woman impregnated through molest has suffered greatly, and bearing the child would certainly be a reminder of the horrible incident.  The "father" would not support the child, and the mother would be left to raise the child on her own.  Without a doubt, the woman gets the raw end of the deal.

It is only natural, then, for a woman to want to protect herself physically, emotionally, and financially by removing from her very body that which has invaded her through molest.  I cannot blame a woman for desiring to justify an abortion intellectually and emotionally in this case.  But still, in spite of the great indignity against the woman, and in spite of the emotional and financial hardships she would bear in the future, must the child be required to pay for the sin of the Molester?  Is it right to kill the child who is not at fault?  Is it right to take the life of someone who has done nothing wrong?  In civilized nations, protection of the innocent is a primary concern.  In the hearts of mothers, love should win out.  Love that sacrifices and gives life, instead of taking it, should be the goal.  Just as Jesus loved us and sacrificed Himself for us so that we might have life, so too should the mother give life to the child.  Is it fair?  No.  It wasn't fair for Jesus to die for us either, but He did it anyway.  He showed us what true love really is.

For those who place no credence in God's word nor the sacrifice of Christ, it all comes down to the persons' values.  If a woman considers the life in her womb to have human nature, even though it is the product of molest, then she will be more likely to spare its life.  However, if she considers what is alive in her to be nothing more than an invasive parasite, then killing it would be easier to do.

In today's world, sterile medical terms are used to describe the life growing in the womb, thus making it easier to detach oneself emotionally.  "Embryo" and "fetus" are clinical words that do not carry emotional baggage.  Terms like "baby" and "child," however, do.  Which words do you use?

How can anyone not realize that what is alive in the womb is human in nature?  How can anyone so easily dismiss its life?

That is easy for you to say

Of course, while sitting here in the comfort of my office, it is easy for me to urge women to keep babies who are the products of molest.  After all, I don't have to carry the child, suffer the emotional trauma, or bear the financial burden.  This is true.  The closest I can come to experiencing their situation is to try and imagine what I would do if my wife were Molested and impregnated.  Years ago, I decided that if it happened, I would want to raise the child as my own.  I dearly love children and could never simply want to get rid of it.  My wife feels the same way.

Jesus showed me His great love by sacrificing His life for me, a sinner.  I deserve to be judged harshly by Him, yet He is gracious and kind.  I too must be gracious and kind in response.  Therefore, I would keep any child given to me and raise him or her as my own, with all my love and dedication, by God's grace.

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Yes the baby would be a reminder of the molest.

It just won't fly with me.

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A violent and traumatic accident.

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Yes it should be aborted

how do you raise such an accident.

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Stop polluting this forum with your garbage. There are more sensible people to contribute and you are not among.

Why should I put myself through the pains of labour and child birth for a bastard?

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Am shocked by well-known posters shedloads of bull and hogwash submitted . . .

Why do yall talk so much when you know so little?

and who are those that are darkening counsel by words without knowledge?

Babies can be given up for adoption if the grace to love is found wanting . . .

And before yall come sneaking behind with raised daggers

asking why did/does God allow such to happen

or what God was doing whilst such happens

I'll say, the same thing He was doing; NOTHING when His Son was murdered, literally

We know that "Eni ti o ba, lo mo" literally means "only a victim can relate"

but note this side of life is miniscule compared to eternity . . .

Some opinions are rather best left personal than left open in a public domain

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 Spiritually, before conception.

Jer 1:5 'The word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart"

As for the original post, I am pro-life, but I understand & sympathize with why a woman who was Molested wouldn't want to keep the child. The way I see it, only the love of Christ in a woman can make her love a constant reminder of a terrible thing she suffered. I know many keep the babies and grow to love them but for most women it would be near impossible without the grace and help from God. This be the reason I sometimes find myself sympathizing with abortionists.

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Well said by Sowhat77

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I guess it all depends on how much you value your relationship with God. With him all things are possible as is forgiveness and acceptance. But he will only fortify those things in you if you go to him and ask him to do such.With prayer God could help you grow to accept and even love the child.

Abortion is murder any way you look at it and God is a God of rightousness and he does not lie. If he says that the taking of a life is murder and anyone doing such becomes bloodguilty then he will not change his mind based on circumstance.

As hard as it would be to keep a child that was concieved through such a brutal act, I would not want to then make things worse by then becoming bloodguilty in Gods eyes. molest is a sinfull act but the Molester will be acountable to God for his actions.

And this is coming from a victim of molest.

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Truthful girl. No pretending. Say it!

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For those who believe that abortion is murder, without any exception whatsoever, what if you had a daughter who was 12, and she got Molested and became pregnant. Would you want her to carry that child full term?

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As to my opinion on abortion, it is above my pay grade to tell others what they should do with their body. As for me, I would abort the child of my Molester. I would not like seeing the bastards face in the child I am meant to love, and nor will I take the chance that I might not hate it.

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Depends on the circumstances, and who did the Molesting.

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Agree with the poster

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As you said. It's quite a difficult one to decide. To tell you the truth, If I was a girl who it happened to:

1. I will never marry again

2. I will raise the child as my own

3. I will do my utmost to ensure that he does not go bad like his father

4. I will tell her right from birth how she was born and make her realize that I truly love her and that it does not matter to me how she was born. Everything that happens to those who have faith and trust in God is just GOD"S WILL.

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It depends on the age of the mother to be. If she is a child I'd suggest she aborts. I believe its worse for a child to have to bring an infant into the world after being Molested, than the act of aborting it.

If its an adult then I'd encourage to carry the pregnancy.

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Thats fine and dandy coming from someone who hasnt been Molested,or related

to someone who has been molested.Why dont you volunteer at a molest Center?

I dont know. But i know that if i were Molested,I couldnt be around the spawn of a

Molester staring at me in my face all day,it'd only bring back bad memories.

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Oh my goodness Tpiah. Do you like me so much?

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buda atum and michelin89 dont happen to know each other from anywhere, do they?

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Bullshit

Let her get rid of the baby if she doesn't want it. Hasn't she be humiliated enough? Must she carry the product of the criminal's dirty sperm?

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Hmm poster what is your opinion?.

Well as for me i will plead with women for the love of God and the sake of a sacred life they are carrying not to abort the child but look up to God to be the judge and reward you for your action,

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Do you ever post your own opinions?

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I guess he shares the same opinion as the owner of the article.Nothing wrong there as long as he cites his source.

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