By Robert Treat
There has often been discussion within the pro-life community over whether the rape exception should be allowed. Some argue that the child should not be punished for the crime of the father, while others argue that the woman shouldn’t have to go through a pregnancy if she didn’t consent to the sex. No one can argue that the rapist can sue his victim for custody of the child. Or at least no one should be able to. But for practical purposes, this is what has happened in the state of Massachusetts.
In 2009 a 14-year-old girl was raped and impregnated by a 20-year-old man. Her reward for choosing life for her child is that she must now share custody of that child with her rapist over the next 16 years. Over the next 16 years, she stands to have a constant reminder, not only of the rape, but also of her own powerlessness. Only time will tell how the kid fares, but under the circumstances, I’m guessing not well.
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