Is this abortion?

Any thoughts on this story? Bishops reverse earlier opposition to state law requiring PLan B for rape victoms 

Is it okay to prevent a pregnancy in a case of rape? This assumes that the woman has not already conceived.


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7 Responses to Is this abortion?

  1. timglass says:

    It still seems wrong. Killing is wrong. The child can not help what happened.

  2. Richard Froggatt says:

    I agree 100% Tim. My thought is before conception takes place. I need to see exactly what Plan B actually is and what it does. However, with your background I’m more inclined to trust your judgement on the matter.

    I’m going to read this also.

  3. Richard Froggatt says:

    Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, Fourth Edition

    I’ve got to learn XHTML

  4. makarios says:

    Interesting huh? Consensual sex produces a person that must not be murdered, yet rape produces something disposable? All our children are adopted. Our second youngest daughter is now 5 years old; she was conceived during a rape. Could you tell by looking at her? No. Could you tell by touching her? No. Could you tell by talking to her? No. She is a wonderful, healthy, vibrant, gorgeous, funny, intelligent child who loves life, loves Jesus and loves others. What a shame to know that according to some, she should have been torn to bits while inside her mother’s womb.

  5. Richard Froggatt says:

    Hi Makarios,

    Your comment is touching. I for one if faced with the situation would never consider the origins of a child. A child is a child.

    I just now realized that after a woman is attacked, to want to prevent a child from being born is to view that child as a further attack; when the child is innocent.

    I was thinking in terms of conception from the standpoint of consenting married couples and seeing the prevention of pregnancy by a rapist as preventing the rapist from hurting the woman any further.

    Thanks for helping me see that.


  7. Richard Froggatt says:

    Wow, I notified myself. LOL

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