It's a tough situation with arguments for both sides. I think people's main argument is that regardless of the situation, it's not the baby's fault. Giving birth and giving up a child must be one of the hardest things to do, but a lot of people argue that it is also the most honorable act. I have a cousin who was birthed by a girl way too young to raise a child but she chose to have him and adopt him out and he is now one of the best people I know; my grandmother in her youth was also raped by someone and got pregnant and also decided to adopt her out. Turns out she was raised by a wonderful family and has had an amazing life and has recently been added to my own family.
A woman's right to make decision's about whether she will carry a pregnancy to term is currently under attack by conservative voters in this country. They are choosing to make it more difficult or impossible to have access to health care, birth control, family planning and abortion. Judging from the legislation that has been passed in many states, they don't seem to care if abortion is legal in the US. Or if you were raped, or you are 12 or are pregnant with your father's child or having a baby with hydrocephalus or maybe childbirth will kill you. Too bad for you. You can have your legislator choose for you. He knows best, right?
It's a sad place to be...like the other said, there are 2 diff sides to the story. I can't imagine how it would feel to get pregnant after being raped. That would be a hard decision for anyone, let alone someone that doesn't agree that it's murdering a baby. I would do what I felt would be right for me personally and that would be continuing the pregnancy an putting the baby up for adoption. As for ending a pregnancy because of severe problems, I can speak from experience there. At 16 wks when I went for my first u-sound, I was horrified to hear my first child, a son, had trisomy 13, he had no brain, it had stopped growing at the brain stem. Heart problems. Physical abnormalities, hydrochephaly...after telling me this, docs recommended abortion. This horrified me even more than the problems. I wanted that baby even if I had to raise him in that state. I would love him as much as anyone could love a healthy baby. Unfortunately I didn't have that chance. Christian passed during birth at 37 wks. With all his problems he was beautiful to me:) I don't regret going thru it in the least. I am so much stronger now because it. I can sympathize with others because I can say I've been there! So I thank god for choosing me as a vessel for that little angel.
I can't speak for every woman out there but I don't regret it to this day.