book addresses the complex issues surrounding sexual assault pregnancy and
abortion in a clear and insightful manner. Drawn from a survey of nearly 200 women who experienced rape or incest
pregnancies, Victims and Victors reveals a seldom-heard truth: that
most women who become pregnant through sexual assault do not want abortions!
Victims and Victors leaps past the rhetoric that typically dominates
the abortion issue to give women a chance to tell their stories. These are the real "experts" on this complex issue: the women who have
Just listen to what they have to say:
"After my daughter was born, it was love
at first sight . . . I know I made the right decision in having her."
In Victims and Victors, 20 women like the ones quoted above
share what it is like to face a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. They speak bravely and candidly of the pain of sexual assault, of the sadness
and trauma of abortion, and of the joy and healing of giving birth.
"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 Young
"I think that rape victims with pregnancies are
discriminated against because people seem to think you're nuts to
have a baby by a man who raped you. We are looked upon as being liars,
or stupid." —Sharon "Bailey"
"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 Morris"
"I thank God for the strength He gave me to go
through the bad times and for all of the joy in the good times. I
will never regret that I chose to give life to my daughter."
"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 Ryan"
"I, having lived through rape, and having raised
a child ‘conceived in rape,' feel personally assaulted and insulted every
time I hear that abortion should be legal for rape and 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 DeZeeuw
Victims and Victors answers these important questions—questions
every pro-lifer should be asking:
What do women really need when facing
a pregnancy resulting from sexual assault, and how can we best meet those
You will find the answers to these questions in Victims and Victors. It lays out a clear argument against abortion in cases of sexual assault
and gives pro-lifers the tools they need to combat the argument that abortion
is helpful—or even necessary—for women facing a sexual assault pregnancy.
How can pro-lifers hold on to their principles
while providing compassionate and understanding support for pregnant sexual
assault victims at the same time?
How can legislators best convey a pro-woman, pro-life
philosophy when faced with questions regarding sexual assault and abortion?
Why are rape and incest pregnancies the "cornerstone"
for abortion on demand, and what can pro-lifers do to counteract this?
How can women who have experienced sexual assault
pregnancies share the truth about their experiences in a way that will
truly make a difference?
This book is a "must read" for everyone involved in the pro-life
movement. Order your copy of Victims and Victors today!
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