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Anti-Abortion Activist: ‘Abortions Don’t Un-Rape Women’

Anti-abortion activist Lila Rose says women who have been raped should be forced to carry their babies to full term if they become pregnant from the attack.  The Live Action president made the shocking claims during a Jan.22 round table featured on CNN Crossfire.

Claiming that she sympathized with woman’s plight, Rose did not deny that rape is a terrible crime against women.  “When a woman is raped, that’s a horrible injustice against her,” she told CNN host Sally Kohn. “The rapist should be held to the fullest extent of the law, liable for that, culpable for that.”

She also agreed that women should take the time to heal from the victimization of the sexual assault. “The woman [who has been raped] needs healing and the support of her community.”

However, Rose made it clear that if a pregnancy resulted from the rape, the woman should not choose to abort and that as any anti-abortion advocate she would support government intervention to remove abortion as an option.

“An abortion doesn’t unrape a woman,” she stressed.  “An abortion just adds more violence on top of that first she endured.”

After a somewhat heated dialogue in which Rose talked over Kohn but gave no clear response to Kohn’s questions, Kohn responded, “You are saying, in effect, that the rapist should have more rights than the woman.”

Rose however, flatly denied that she was giving more rights to the rapist, and went as far as saying that the true injustice was not denying the rape victim’s rights, but the denial of the rights of the unborn fetus, which she claimed should be considered a full human life.

“The rapist isn’t allowed to kill that child either, the rapist isn’t allowed to kill anybody,” Rose demanded, suggesting the rape victim who chose to abort is guilty of murder.

She continued by pointing out, “All abortion is horrific…even in the first trimester,” and called for an end to the violence against unborn children, even those conceived through rape.

“We’re poisoning them, we’re dismembering them, we’re ripping them apart,” Rose said, to emphasize the brutality of abortion she demanded must be stopped.

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  • Grannyb2

    So. The rapist will serve an average of 65 months (http://www.pbs.org/cgi-bin/frontline/dopematch.cgi?1=2&2=3&3=1&4=3&5=3&6=3&submit=check+it+out) while the victim will first serve a 9 month sentence of gestation of a pregnancy she did not want, then, a life time of pain if she keeps the child, knowing how it was conceived and then the child serves a life sentence knowing it was the result of a violent crime, unwanted by either parent.
    Nice logic there, Lila Rose.

  • Lorrie Kundrat

    Wonder how she would feel if it was her or her daughter that was raped and forced to have that child created from hate to be born. It is so easy to force your views on other people. Abortion is a very personal choice and should have nothing to do with any one other than the mother carrying the child. I am not pro abortion just pro choice.

  • thfan

    She also agreed that women should take the time to heal from the victimization of the sexual assault. “The woman [who has been raped] needs healing and the support of her community.”

    They NEVER heal! Until rape has happened to her, she can not pass judgement on others decisions. Murder? Come on… That’s batshit crazy!

  • youmustgo

    Any sort of severe trauma kills a part of the victim. A child borne of violence is at risk growimg within the toxic womb of a woman suffering PTSD. And what about the “father?” I guess legally he can try to get custody, parental rights, visitations? Tying a victim to her rapist forever? I’m going to throw up.

  • karen

    There have been rapists who have sued for “parental rights” including visitation and have had them GRANTED. How would she like that to happen to her? The woman did nothing wrong and does not deserve to carry a life sentence as a result– if she chooses to carry a child then that is her right and the solution offered by the anti choice people is once the child is born and the mother decides she doesn’t want it she can then put the child up for adoption- what kind of cruel reasoning is this?

  • Luis Alfredo Martinez

    These people love to impose their self riotous thinking on every one else, just like the Tea Party so-called religious right.

  • Kathi Geukes

    Seriously?? I was raped and thank God I didn’t get pregnant, but only because I took the morning after pill at the hospital…this bitch is as crazy as Todd Akin and his statements about rape….and who pays for the baby if all rape victims choose to give birth?? Surely not her and her cronies….wouldn’t the child and her mother be tainted as “takers’ then?? You can’t have it both ways…and oh, by the way…why don’t you stay OUT of other women’s wombs…..just a thought!!

  • Ken Nardone

    “… woman should not choose to abort and that as any anti-abortion advocate she would support government intervention to remove abortion as an option.”

    While this deranged, mind poisoned woman has every right to express her views, I claim the right to openly and firmly disagree with those views and mock her inability to think critically and honestly.

    Supporting government intervention to remove abortion as an option in no way, shape or form limits the number of abortions. All it does is turn a safe effective medial procedure into a mid-evil, harmful or lethal practice by charlatans armed and ready to take advantage of people in dire situations.

    Our nation settled this issue back in 1973 for deserved reason, and I do not have the time or patience to argue with ignorant nonsense. However, I will continue to speak out against willfully ignorant morons that aim to turn their stupid opinions into law, regardless of consequence.

  • Janipurr

    Only 6% of rapists actually spend time in jail. How about we improve those statistics before we start talking about forcing a mandatory birth on a rape victim?