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I quite possibly would abort (can't say for sure as i'm not in this situation).
Not only for myself but i'm pretty certain that forcing my mother to watch her daughter bear the child of her husband would literally kill her.
edited because i realized i used the word 'quite' 3 times in 2 sentences.
I honestly don't think that I could keep the pregnancy. It may sound selfish, but I wouldn't want to carry a baby made out of such a horrible act. The thought of it makes me sick.
I dont understand how you would give the baby up for adoption, no couples want mentally retarded babies ect. And a problem that comes a long with insest is health problems and defects. It would be difficult to find a couple who wanted that.[/b]
I have to disagree with this statement. There are many couples that adopt special needs children. It may not be as common as those who are adopting "normal" healthy babies, but there are plenty of couples with big hearts that are willing to take in those children.
Ok, well I'm going to have the different opinion, so jump on it
I would not abort the baby. I quite possibly would keep it. It would still be 'my' child, and I can't bear the thought of knowing that 'my' own flesh and blood is out there with another family. The child didn't ask for that fate--I think I would just try to block out of my head what happened and accept it as my child and only 'my' child. I would probably consider adoption as well though.
As for explaining it to siblings, I probably wouldn't--well, maybe when they are adults. Not sure how I'd get around it, but it's not something they would understand until they were older. Same with the child himself.
I would abort. I have very strong feelings about this subject... things that I have kept secret from even the Controlling and Abusive board, but that I will tell you all finally so you can understand my feelings about this.
I was molested continually as a child by a cousin. I could have easily gotten pregnant by the time the molestation stopped. I thankfully never did, but this hits me hard. My mother was also molested by an older family member when she was younger and she DID get pregnant. She aborted that child, and she is glad she did. If she hadn't, I would not exist, my brother would not exist, her life would be completely different, and she never would have left that abusive part of the family. When she left for college, she got away from that particular abusive man. If she had had his child, she never would have gotten away, she never would have met my dad, and I wouldn't be here. This is why I have such strong feelings on this subject... I just thought I would explain to all of you. I'm sitting here crying because of the memories that this thread has brought up, but I also feel that a weight has been lifted...
I am rambling but I really want to tell you all that I you guys. I am glad that I finally have found great friends to confide in.
^I don't think most rapes are a result of the man's desire to continue his family tree? But if that would provide satisfaction to him, so be it. I don't feel that an abortion should be performed just to keep someone from recieving that satisfaction.
O/T I'm scared. We have a tornado watch as usual. I don't like tornadoes...