By Darlene Pawlik - Posted at Save the 1:
Life long or life altering decisions should not be made while distressed.
In Case of Rape
We often hear, "What about rape," when discussing abortion. People still succumb to a confused compassion, believing that somehow, killing her baby will help a woman heal from the core violation of sexual assault.
A woman traumatized by rape is often so damaged in her psyche that she doesn't even tell anyone. It is such a deep wound that talking about it can take decades. So, too, many people do not share their abortion experience for many years. They keep it a secret, an unspoken source of pain.
So, how is it that anyone could think the combination of two traumatic and excruciatingly painful events will somehow bring anything good?