Originally Posted by Craigkage
Tookaipai... Read what my earlier post and the one in the 'abortion' thread on the debates section... I'm totally with you people thinking differently if they were to experience it themselves... Whereas abortion shouldn't be considered lightly, I think it is a reason option for someone in that situation... If the abused woman is actually in a marriage or relationship then it most definitely needs to be a partnership decision for one thing... The feelings of the husband must definitely be considered... That is one of the most important part of a marriage.... communication, honesty being partners.
They would need to consider if they can put all the potential negative feelings or resentment towards the child (it would be a constant reminder of the rape) and also the resentment that the husband may feel towards the wife for keeping the child...
I'm sorry to say that alot of pastoral situations such as these are simply 'solved' by quoting the bible haphazardly and don't take into account the grey areas that are definitely around. This is a gross failure to act in Love and compassion
i know i thought your post was very well written and i have no problem with that... I was yelling at the person who posted above me who said that it would be wrong to have an abortion and that she should just give it away for adoption, or better yet keep it.... that what i was saying the narrowminded thing to, not you