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Rape Victims Shouldn’t Be Punished
Abortion is wrong even in this case, but it’s not always time to make a pro-life argument. Rape is an awful crime and an extremely sensitive topic. Your top priorities should be showing compassion, making it clear that you’re on the rape victim’s side, and condemning rape. You must make it obvious that you understand that rape is gravely evil. Otherwise, the person you’re talking to might think you have a “broken moral compass” and might not bother thinking seriously about any points you make about abortion.
Someone who brings up punishment might have the impression that pro-lifers all want to punish women who have immoral sex with pregnancy. It’s important to make it clear that we want to help and support all pregnant women through nonviolent means, especially when they’ve been through something as traumatic as rape.