In the article, “Texas Abortion Law Harms Survivors of Rape and Incest, Activists Say” (KUT 2021) I learned that about 3 million women in the United States end up pregnant from their rapists. This is sick and cruel that rape victims are denied an abortion when they had no choice in being pregnant. Victims aren’t getting the chance to recover from the situation and instead are being forced to live with the situation. The law in Texas allows abortion up until 6 weeks but most rape victims don’t find out they’re pregnant till way longer after that, due to the derealization they had after being raped. Rape victims grow numb to their body changing so by the time they realize they’re pregnant it’s too late and abortion isn’t an option anymore.
I think denying rape victims the right to an abortion is sad, they had no choice in becoming pregnant. Their reason for an abortion is way more reasonable than the mothers who knew and were in control of their actions. Rape victims are affected physically, mentally, and financially and are making their recovery from assault way harder.
As I continue to learn about abortion, I want to know more about why people are with mothers who get an abortion just because they don’t want a baby.