Many liberals who support abortion like to claim they are “pro-choice,” but for some of the more hardcore among them, the only acceptable “choice” for a pregnant woman to make is to abort her unborn baby.
That position especially holds true when it comes to instances of pregnancies which stem from rape, or instances where it is known or suspected that the unborn child will suffer health issues after being born.
Such appears to have been the case of a young woman from Croatia who now lives in Argentina. Akli Ahlet shared the horrifying account of how she was raped by a staunch abortion supporter because she didn’t like abortions, how she became pregnant from that violent sexual assault and how she defied the urging of doctors to terminate the pregnancy and proceeded to bear a precious son.
Ahlet’s story, shared by LifeNews in September 2017, began when she was 15 years old and living alone with her father (her mother died when she was young).
She recounted how a girl she knew at school bitterly disagreed with her on the issue of abortion, and had told her the only reason she didn’t support abortions was “because they never raped you.”
Ahlet had replied that even if she became pregnant from a rape, she still wouldn’t want to get an abortion because the violent conception wouldn’t have been the fault of the child.
Then one day that girl and her brother forced Ahlet into a car, where she was raped. Though she certainly felt disgusted at what had happened, she was determined to not let the traumatic event ruin her life.
A few months after that horrific experience, Ahlet — who suffers from diabetes — began to experience low blood glucose levels and went to the doctor for a check-up, where it was discovered that she had been impregnated by the rapist.
She claimed the doctor expressed his “disgust” at the child conceived by rape and urged her to get an abortion, which she refused. Instead, she gave birth to a beautiful son.
Now knowing she was pregnant, the young woman worked hard to keep her diabetes in check and continued to go to school — where she claimed she was further mistreated by other students and told that her life would be ruined by her son — yet she persisted and even got a job after giving birth to help her father support the family.
Even after giving birth, Ahlet asserted that people who knew of how her son had been conceived continued to mistreat her and give her child dirty looks.
She and her father eventually moved to Argentina, where she said life has been much better and she is now studying to become a teacher, often with her son by her side at school.
“He still does not know how he was conceived,” wrote Ahlet. “I will tell him when he grows up, but my son is the best thing that has happened in my life and I would go through everything that happened again to see my son every day, and also to see my father’s joy when he looks at his grandson and says: At last, a boy for me.'”
“When I experienced what it was like to be a mother, I understood what true happiness is,” she concluded.
To be sure, this young woman’s claims cannot be independently confirmed, yet the basic premise of her tale holds true regardless — a child conceived through rape is not responsible for that horrific act and shouldn’t be aborted simply because of the circumstances surrounding their conception.
The people who purport to support a woman’s “right to choose” should also be fine with a woman’s choice to not have an abortion because of rape and instead to carry such a child to term.
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