One of the most polarizing topics in all of modern American life involves abortions.
It’s a religious, political and societal battleground rife with passion and neither side willing to give an inch.
For many on the right, it’s a matter of life and death. It’s an unwavering desire to protect the most innocent and defenseless of lives.
For those on the left, it’s a claim of wanting to protect and preserve women’s rights.
Unsurprisingly, the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade has become a flashpoint in the debate over abortion. Many on the left have been fearing that the newest Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh, will try to reverse Roe v. Wade.
Contrary to popular leftist beliefs, a reversal of Roe v. Wade wouldn’t abolish abortion. It would simply put the decision on the constitutionality of abortion back to the states.
That little nugget of truth hasn’t exactly stopped the far left from freaking out about all of the reasons why so-called “progressives” think abortion should be fully allowed everywhere.
One of the biggest defenses of abortion that the far left likes to peddle involves rape pregnancies. Liberals claim abortion should be readily available for any women impregnated during rape. The far left likes to paint any and all victims of rape as women who desperately need abortion.
Only, that might not be the case, at least according to a 2012 Life News story about rape victims.
Yes, this is an older article, but it seems strangely appropriate considering all of the hand-wringing over Roe v. Wade in the wake of Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.
As Life News’ title notes, some rape victims want the far left to “quit assuming we want an abortion.”
Members of the Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant by Sexual Assault (WPSA) wrote a column decrying the over-generalization of all rape victims in regards to abortion rights.
“Many people have strong opinions about abortion in cases of pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. However, the real experiences and needs of women who have actually experienced pregnancies from sexual assault are often ignored, even though our experiences are frequently used to promote abortion on demand,” the column, penned by several WPSA members, declared.
“On one side are those who argue that pregnancies resulting from rape and incest occur so rarely that we shouldn’t let it impact public policy on abortion. This is hurtful to women who do become pregnant from rape or incest and who need support. It can also lead to questioning as to whether a woman or girl is telling the truth about being raped,” the column continues.
The WPSA piece then takes a blistering turn taking aim at leftists who claim that every rape victim needs abortion.
“On the other side are those who perpetuate the myth that women and girls who become pregnant from sexual assault overwhelmingly want, need and benefit from having abortions. This also hurts women and fans the flames of prejudice toward those who do not want to have an abortion, even leading some to question whether a woman or girl who wishes not to abort has ‘really’ been raped. And it can lead to strong pressure to abort by those who think the woman or girl does not know what is really best for her.”
The WPSA also blows the far-left narrative out of the water with some cold, hard facts.
“Despite the belief that most women in such circumstances would want an abortion, a national study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that only half of those who became pregnant from rape had an abortion. Another survey of pregnant sexual assault victims found that only 30 percent had abortions,” the column reads.
The WPSA notes how that final figure is still irrelevant to the point they’re trying to make.
“Whether the true number is closer to 30 or 50 percent doesn’t matter. What matters is that women and girls who become pregnant from rape or incest need real support and resources that meet their needs. In many cases, however, these needs are not met because most people assume that abortion will solve the problem.”
The far left — and its allies in the mainstream media — have never let something like facts or written testimonies get in the way of a political stance.
Based on the WPSA’s powerful testimony regarding rape victims and abortion, perhaps they should re-think their ways.
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