Abortion Argument: What about rape or incest? Part 1

{What about a woman who is pregnant due to rape or incest?}

Answer #1: Pregnancy due to rape is extremely rare, and with proper treatment can be prevented.

Firstly, Alcorn cites the Guttmacher Institue saying that consenting fertile adults only have a 3% chance of getting pregnant from an act of intercourse. Also, they say that other factors reduce the chance of the pregnancy of rape victims. They say that only 1% of all abortions per year are due to rape or incest. Alcorn writes that this misconception about many pregnancies being due to rape is because “fearful young women will sometimes attribute their pregnancies to rape, since doing so gains sympathy and avoids condemnation.” Driving it home he points out that, “the young woman called ‘Roe’ in the famous Roe v Wade case-who elicited sympathy in the court and media because she claimed to be a rape victim-years later admitted that she had lied and that she had not been raped at all.”

Alcorn notes that Prochoicers will often bring up this argument because of the sympathy factor it gets (and it should get sympathy). However, bringing this up so much, leaves the wrong impression that many pregnancies are due to rape or incest. Which clearly is not true.

Well, I do hope that was helpful, stop by for more answers soon!

But before you, meet Norma McCorvey the Jane “Roe” of Roe v Wade who was the plaintiff in the case that legalized abortion on demand. Here’s what she wants you to know….

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