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Victims and Victors

Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions and Children Resulting From Sexual Assault

 

 

"They say abortion is the easy way out, the best thing for everyone,
but they are wrong. It has been over 15 years, and I still suffer." 
Rebecca, who became pregnant through rape at age 15

 

 

Most people assume that a woman who becomes pregnant through rape or incest would want an abortion. But few people have thought to actually ask women who have been there to talk about what they want or need, or to share their stories.

 

In this compelling book, 192 women reveal the seldom-heard truth: most women who become pregnant through rape or incest don't want to abort!

 

Instead, many of the women in this book are calling for compassion, meaningful support, a chance to heal, and real choices for women like them and their unborn children.

 

Based on the largest survey ever done of women who became pregnant through sexual assault, Victims and Victims reveals that:

  • Nearly 80 percent of the women who aborted a pregnancy conceived in sexual assault reported that abortion had been the wrong solution.

  • Most women who had abortions said that abortion only increased the trauma they were experiencing.

  • In many cases, the victim faced strong pressure or demands to abort and in some cases, especially those involving teenage girls, was even forced to have the abortion by others.

  • In cases of incest or ongoing sexual abuse, abortion was frequently used by the perpetrator to cover up the abuse, and in many cases the girl was given an abortion with no questions asked and then returned to the abusive situation.

  • None of the women who gave birth to a child conceived in sexual assault expressed regret or wished they had aborted instead.

Victims and Victors tells the stories of women who became pregnant through rape or incest and either had an abortion or carried to term. It also tells the stories of children (now teens and adults) who were conceived through sexual assault -- including the story of Julie Makimaa, one of the book's co-editors, and her birthmother, Lee Ezell.

 

These women deserve to be heard. Here is what some of them are saying:

 

“After my daughter was born, it was love at first sight. I know I made the right decision in having her.” —Nancy
 

“Often I cry. Cry because I could not stop the attacks. Cry because my daughter is dead. And I cry because it still hurts.” —Edith


“I think that rape victims with pregnancies are discriminated against because people think you're nuts to have a baby by a man who raped you. We are looked upon as being liars, or stupid” —Sharon

 

"Abortion does not help or solve a problem—it only compounds and creates another trauma for the already grieving victim by taking away the one thing that can bring joy." —Helene

 

"The effects of the abortion are much more far reaching than the effects of the rape in my life." —Patricia

 

"I, having lived through rape, and also having raised a child 'conceived in rape,' feel personally assaulted and insulted every time I hear that abortion should be legal because of rape or incest. I feel that we're being used to further the abortion issue, even though we've not been asked to tell our side of the story." —Kathleen
 

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