Some statistics from Far From The Tree by Andrew Solomon
Studies have found that between twenty-five thousand and thirty-two thousand rape-related pregnancies occur each year in the United States. In a 1996 study of rape-related pregnancy, half of the subjects terminated their pregnancies; of the rest, two-thirds kept the child, one-fourth miscarried, and the rest gave the children up for adoption. Extrapolating from those figures, at least eight thousand women in this country keep rape-conceived children every year.
The psychology of these mothers thus far is fascinating because their reasoning for keeping these children. I keep vacillating back and forth on how I feel about this.
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