Question:

My daughter was date raped and is now pregnant with her rapist's child. I don't know what to do because the Bible says abortion is wrong, but she is only 14. I am considering an abortion, but I don't know what to do seeing how it's sin. Please, I need help!


Answer:

I'm sorry that your daughter has faced and is facing such difficulties. One general rule is that wrong cannot be used to fix wrong. "And why not say, "Let us do evil that good may come"? -- as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just" (Romans 3:8). Rape is a sin, but it cannot be fixed by the additional sin of murder. After all, it is not the child's fault that he was conceived by rape.

The better thing to do is to get your daughter good care so that there is no complications from the pregnancy and insist that the child be adopted to a good home when it is born. There are agencies that will help and often the adopting parents will help with the medical costs.