Many people who oppose abortion nevertheless think it should be allowed in cases of rape. They want, of course, to be on the side of the woman who was victimized. So do we all. And being on her side does not mean being against her baby. We can love them both.
The truth is that she wants us to love them both. Studies of women who conceived through rape reveal that such women do not want abortions. It is people around them who jump to the conclusion that abortion is the best solution.
But the women themselves don’t want it. They want to be healed of the trauma caused by the violence inflicted on them. And they know instinctively that committing another act of violence against someone else will not bring that healing.