Abortion and Rape

19 Aug

1) Woman from North Carolina, USA:

I have been married for 17 years.My husband & I are 15 years apart in age,so we hadn't had sexual relations in about 3 years.So,I know that he is NOT the father.One tragic night,I was raped by an African American man.I wasn't on birth control,because I hadn't needed it!Rape was the last thing that I thought would happen to me!!But,now I am 20 weeks pregnant.I was 17 weeks before I found out,because I was spotting. So, naturally I thought I had been spared the tragedy of pregnancy.

I was so sick,I became dehydrated,went to the ER.That's when I found out.It's illegal in N.C. after 20 weeks.And my husband don't know,he's prejudice& would throw me out & never allow me to see our kids again!!!He would kill me!!!He doesn't believe that a woman can be raped,he says that's a bunch of crap {excuse my language}!Will this work for me since I'm so far along,WISH I HAD FOUND THIS SITE ALOT SOONER!!Please write back asap!THANKS for your time! Sincerely, Cindy

  • Family Reaction: husband leaves, beating from husband, dis-owned by family, death by the hands of a family member, my husband will leave & take our 3 children!!
  • Age: 35 - 39
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a stranger
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

2) Woman from Florida, USA:

I am a single Mom, with 4 children, and no child support. I have a 2 yr old with cancer. I was raped 6 weeks ago, I cannot afford to carry this child, and have lost my job because of the morning sickness being so bad. I am a truck driver and cannot drive after 6 more weeks. My family and friends are very religious and are convinced this child is a blessing, I am not I have $23 in the bank and I am terrified. They would never speek to me again if I had an abortion, but none of them are going to be able to pay my bills or feed my children while I cant work.

  • Family Reaction:  dis-owned by family
  • Age: 30 - 34
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was raped by a stranger
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control