Abortion has been an area of controversy ever since its inception. Many like myself, believe that life begins at conception and that aborting the unborn child at any stage of development is murder. Others advocate that women should have the right over their bodies and to choose whether or not to murder their unborn child and you may never convince them otherwise.
It is an issue of religion, morality and ethics. Because we are sinful beings, this is an issue that will never be resolved unless we become a unified nation of godly people, and I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
When the question of rape comes up, many pro-lifers succumb to their emotions and the counsel of world and give in to allow for the murder of the unborn child. Rape is a horrible and violent assault on a woman. It violates her not only physically, but emotionally as well. The trauma of rape is so horrendous that some women never recover from it and even commit suicide, killing both themselves and their child.
Advocates of allowing abortion in the case of rape often use the argument that having a child that was conceived by rape only serves to remind the mother of her violation. Having a child from a rape makes it harder for a mother and father to give them the same kind of love they would give to a child conceived in a loving relationship.
If those are your arguments for aborting a child of rape, my answer would be to give the child up for adoption so you don’t have to look at it every day and remind yourself of what happened to you. But why murder an innocent and defenseless child for a crime it didn’t commit? It was the father who should be punished, not the child.
Do you punish the child of a murderer because of their parent’s crime? No! Then why approve of doing so in one case but not the other? Isn’t that being hypocritical? Murder affects the lives of all those around perhaps more so than rape.
I want you to listen to Pam Stenzel in the video below. Her mother was raped at age 15. Instead of murdering the child, her mother gave the child up for adoption. The child went to a family that wanted a child and raised the child with love. That child is Pam and she is so thankful that she wasn’t punished for the crime of her biological father.
What has Pam accomplished in her life as a child of rape?
- Degree in Psychology from Liberty University
- Served as member, National Abstinence Clearinghouse Advisory Board
- Served as Director of the Alpha Women’s Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Prior lake, MN
- Developed numerous abstinence education products. "Sex Has a Price Tag- the Original" video is distributed worldwide and has been translated in 11 different languages.
- Received the Charleston International Film Festival Gold Award in 1997 for her video "Sex Has a Price Tag- the Original"
- Pam Stenzel’s public school curriculum "Abstinence by choice" and "Building Healthy Relationships" is used worldwide in North and South America, Australia,
- Hong Kong, Singapore, Africa and Ireland
- Video curriculum, "Sex, Love and Relationships", received the Crown Award for Curriculum of the Year, in 1999
- Pam participated in President Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiatives meeting held at The White House, May 2001
- Featured speaker at the United Nations for "The Summit on Children Conference", June 2001
- Guest appearances on national television and radio programs include: Fox News Networks, "Hannity & Colmes Show", "The Dr. Laura Show", CBN’s "The 700 Club", and ABC Televisions "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher".
Her short two minute testimony is probably the most powerful argument against abortion in the case of rape I’ve ever heard. You can read about Pam Stenzel on her website. If you are touched by this video as much as I was, then I pray that you pass it on to everyone that you know and ask them to pass it on to everyone they know. With a lot of prayer, this video will spread to millions of others, and just may help to save the life of one innocent victim of a violent crime. Just one life saved is worth praising God for, isn’t it?