Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This is Not Your Only Choice

Every day in America women are forced into abortions against their will. They are subjected to unrelenting psychological pressure, threats, blackmail, verbal abuse and physical violence...until they "choose" to have their own babies aborted.

The following blog is taken from the booklet "This Is Not Your Only Choice", written by Human Life Alliance.


(Abortion Isn’t the Answer)

I was raped and got pregnant. Nobody told me the abortion would hurt more emotionally than the rape. — Maya

I realized the child in my womb didn’t deserve to die because of the crime of her father.

In a study of pregnant rape victims, Dr. Sandra Mahkorn found that 75 to 85 percent chose against abortion. Joan Kemp, a rape crisis center counselor, said, “I am familiar with no case of incest-related abortion that did not make matters worse for the victim.” Studies also show that incest victims rarely ever voluntarily agree to abortion. Instead of viewing the pregnancy as unwanted, the incest victim is more likely to see the pregnancy as a way out of the incestuous relationship because the birth of her child will expose the sexual activity.

If You are Raped:

•• Don’t blame yourself; it’s not your fault.
•• Don’t shower. It could wash away important evidence.
•• Go immediately to the hospital and report the
crime to the authorities.
•• You may be offered emergency contraception, but be
aware that if fertilization has occurred, emergency
contraception may cause an abortion.
•• Get in touch with a support group that specializes
in helping rape victims.
•• Many attackers count on the silence of their victims.
Empower yourself by revealing your attacker and going
through the entire legal process. It is so important that you
report the rape! It may be difficult, but do it for yourself,
and do it so that no one else has to experience the same
trauma you went through.

Researchers David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie completed a nine-year study on pregnancy outcomes of sexual assault victims. As part of their research the authors found that after any abortion, it is common for women to experience guilt, depression, feelings of being “dirty,” resentment of men, and lowered self-esteem.

These feelings are identical to what women typically feel after rape.

Abortion only adds to and accentuates the traumatic feelings associated with sexual assault. Rather than easing the psychological burdens, abortion adds to them.

  (Don’t Give up Hope...)
Option Line - 24 hour
(English and Spanish)
1-800-712-HELP (4357)

Pregnancy Hot Line - 24 hour
1-800-848-LOVE (5683)

Birthright - 24 hour

Pregnancy Decision Line - 24 hour
1-800-395-HELP (4357)

(No One Can Legally Force a Woman to Have an Abortion)
               For more information, go to the Center Against Forced Abortions (CAFA) at
                            You may also call The Justice Foundation toll-free at 1-866-468-8279.

(Experiencing Regret? Depression? Suicidal Thoughts?)
                                                                   National Helpline for Abortion
                                                                         Recovery – 24 hour
1-866-482-LIFE (5433)

Abortion Recovery InterNational