The physical and emotional violations incurred during and after being raped are enough to have lasting effects. In some cases, women who are raped become pregnant. This is a difficult situation, considering the fact that you may be trying to get over being raped, let alone deal with being pregnant.
At this point, new questions may come to light. Do you keep the baby? Should you have an abortion? What are your options? What is the right thing to do?
The last question may depend upon your own morals and religious beliefs. Most people that are pro-life are conservative Christians. Extremely conservative people believe that you should keep any baby, no matter what the circumstances are. It wasnâ€™t fair that you were raped, but it isnâ€™t the babyâ€™s fault that he was conceived in such a matter.
On the flip side, maybe you donâ€™t want a baby or are financially unstable. Or the thought of having a baby from a rapist is just too much to handle. Itâ€™s justifiable to have such feelings. How could you possibly take care of a baby when you need to take care of yourself right now?
There is no right or wrong decision in this matter, as every situation is different. The thing to remember is that it is your decision, and yours alone to make. If you decide to keep the baby, there are support groups available to help you. If you do not have the money, there are various government programs to ensure that you and your baby receive proper health care and nutrition.
If you decide that having this baby is the wrong thing to do, you can see your gynecologist to discuss abortion options. She may refer you to a surgeon or recommend the abortion pill.
Also consider taking the morning after pill if you are raped in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy in the first place.