By Deana Schroeder
Note: The following is a guest post from a member of the Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant By Sexual Assault (WPSA).
I’ve been there. Not Todd Akin. Not Richard Mourdock. And certainly not their critics who sanctimoniously imagine that they know what pregnant sexual assault victims really want and need.
As my story shows, all too often, our self-appointed champions do more harm than good.
I was 17, drugged and raped. When I learned I was pregnant, my family, counselors, and doctors took control.
They intended the best. They wanted to help me. And
even though there are literally no studies showing any
benefit from abortion, they had total confidence in the
social myth that abortion is the best option, even the
only option, in cases of sexual assault ...