RAPE IS NO REASON FOR ABORTION

ImageRebecca Kiessling

Many persons agree that abortion is bad, at the same time, they concede that it is justifiable on the ground of rape, incest or where the continued pregnancy will be harmful to the mother’ health. This is seen in many legislations including the violence against persons law passed in Imo state, Nigeria, last year.

I have tried several times to understand this logic but since it is illogical it cannot be understood with a logical mind. Is it that the child resulting from rape is not a child? or is it that the child would be different from other children on the basis that he/she was conceived through rape, if the child is born, is it written on the child’s fore head that he was conceived from rape. I do not think so, there are many persons who were conceived through sexual assault and as expected are like every one else, some are lawyers, judges ,doctors etc.

One of such persons is Rebecca Kiessling, who is a Michigan-based lawyer, and she is spending her life teaching the obvious truth that every child is the same and needs protection and love. Her story has done a lot of good.

Thanks to Lifesitenews.com we have this to share:

The story of an American woman who was conceived in rape convinced a German rape victim not to abort her baby.

Pro-life activist Rebecca Kiessling was fathered by a rapist, but given a chance to live. The Michigan-based lawyer now regularly shares her story and is active in the organization Save the 1, dedicated to protecting all children from abortion.

“A friend of mine was raped last year,” the German reader told Kiessling. “When she noticed she was pregnant, she did not know what to do.”

“She browsed the Internet for help and found your website and your story,” the reader continued. “After that it was clear to her to keep and love her baby.”

“So, you and your story saved her and the baby,” the German woman recounted.

The reader also commended Kiessling’s battle to safeguard rape victims and their children from further contact with their assailants. “I also love your fight for rapists not getting any parenting rights so that women and their babies can live in peace and without fear,” she said.

Kiessling is one of a growing number of people to speak up for the dignity and potential of children conceived from the most offensive crimes.

She, Ryan Bomberger, Pam Stenzel, Monica Kelsey, and others engage in pro-life activism nationally, telling audiences – and wavering mothers like her reader – of the grateful and fulfilling lives they lead.

Kiessling said she hopes this German rape victim’s decision serves as “an example to others not to be ashamed of your own difficult stories – whatever it may be – because you can make a difference!”

N.B..Please, it should not be understood that i am encouraging the rape of women, I am only saying that all children should be loved and protected not minding if their mothers were raped or not. Rather our interest should be in arresting and prosecuting the reckless persons who defiled their mothers since rape is a crime against humanity most especially motherhood and it is unfair to place culpability on the child who is innocent.

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“I will keep and love my baby,” says raped 11-year-old girl

 

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The world is applauding an 11-year-old girl, Belén, who was raped by her stepfather and said she will keep her child despite the tragic circumstances of her conception.
“…I am going to love her a lot, no matter what – even if she is from that man who hurt me.” said Belén

That man who hurt her, her stepfather is currently in jail awaiting trial.

Abortion advocates are making a fuss, and saying that Belén is too young to know the implications of her decision, or else is not being offered fair options (i.e., no one is offering to kill her baby) for her pregnancy.

They would rather see Belén as a young woman who is the mother of a dead baby than as a young woman who bravely yet happily faced the joys and hardships that accompany being a mother at her young age. Perhaps Belén recognizes that in the end, the joy of a new life outweighs and outlives the sorrow of how it came to be.

Belén received praise and encouragement from the president of her country, Sebastian Pinera. Belén surprised all with words that demonstrated depth and maturity when she said that despite the pain that the man who had raped her had caused, she was going to love and care for her newborn.

Although abortion advocates decry lack of access to abortion in countries like Chile  citing danger to the mother’s life, they say Belén should abort, yet  they fail to recognize that Chile actually put  women first.  This  is how  Pinera explained it during his address, “Chile’s first concern is the life of the mother,” he said, “when Belén’s pregnancy reaches 22 weeks, that is, eight weeks from now, if it is necessary a doctor will induce a premature birth  in accordance with her care, because in our country the life of the mother always comes first.”

Lauren Enriquez

 

ARE OUR WOMEN WORTH JUST 1000 NAIRA?

imagesReeva Steenkamp. Image courtesy of eonline.com.
BY Nwachukwu Joshua

With the news of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp in South Africa still fresh in our minds, we recall several other sexual abuse related deaths which have also made headlines: Cynthia Osokogu of Nigeria, Lama Al-Ghamdi of Saudi Arabia, Anene Booysen of South Africa, and Singh Pandey of India, among others. Already it has been predicted that by 2016 one billion women will have been violated in different forms all over the world. Feminist and human rights activists are using this platform to demand better legislation, which would protect women against violence; and for the provision of stiff penal sanctions, to serve as a deterrent to potential offenders. Particularly, in Nigeria, they are demanding that the Violence against Persons Bill, which has been on the floor of the National Assembly, since 1999 (more than 14 years) should be passed.

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