I've seen people say abortion should be limited to a few exceptions but otherwise banned. Which exceptions should there be? Perhaps health of the mother, or when the child has serious problems and will only live a short painful life, and of course rape and/or incest.
But if it allowed for rape and incest, what would stop a woman from simply claiming to have been raped? Wouldn't this raise the number of false rape accusations? If she had to prove it first, who would decide she could have the abortion? And if she had to wait for a conviction, wouldn't that defeat the purpose considering how long it can take to get a conviction?
These are a few things I've often wondered whether or not people who want to limit access to abortion have considered.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:14 AM on May. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Carpy at 8:16 AM on May. 25, 2009
If you believe abortion is murder, then why wouldn't it still be murder if a woman was raped?
Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 AM on May. 25, 2009
Well, I don't think a woman should have to prove she was raped, if by that you mean identify her assailant in the process. Most women don't report rape and they don't for a reason. Making a woman prove she was raped might be like putting her through the ordeal all over again. And then once the rapist has been identified that brings up a whole other sticky matter: does he have rights to the child since it is his DNA? Men can take women to court and try to get abortions stopped if they know for a fact they are the father.
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