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 Please remember that this stamp is just a simple fact about the actions that lead to abortion. Everyone is free to have your own personal opinion.


At only 1% of all abortions, rape is not the reason abortion is legal.

There is a common myth that says "abortion is legal because rape exists." Rape and incest (combined) contribute fewer than 1% of all abortions performed yearly. (The actual survey statistic is 0.3%, but as rape is sometimes unreported, it's safer to raise the number.) Only around 5% of all abortions are done to save the mother's life. That means that 99% of abortions are done after consensual sex, and 93% - 94% are done for convenience alone. Also, only around 51% - 52% of all women who obtain abortions report using birth control during the month leading up to pregnancy.

On top of that, the balance of women impregnated by rape and/or incest choose not to abort. Over half of women who become pregnant due to rape or incest carry to term. (S. Makhorn, in Psychological Aspects of Abortion, Mall & Watts, Univ. Pub. 1979, Pg. 58) Of those women who have aborted after rape, more than 90 percent said they would discourage other victims of sexual violence from having an abortion. On the other hand, among the women who conceived due to rape or incest and carried to term, not one expressed regret about her choice. Clearly, abortion is not legal because rape exists.



This figure is easily found in multiple places and forms of sources when researched. A few such sources are these (please note that I have used a number of types of sources):

www.johnstonsarchive.net/polic…
www.operationrescue.org/about-…  
www.abortionfacts.com/books/wh…
PDF file: www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&…
www.nytimes.com/1989/10/13/us/…
www.womenscenter.com/abortion_…
www.eiunewman.org/eiu_students…
www.abort73.com/abortion_facts…
www.rainn.org/get-information/…
www.chessatwork.com/board/show…
www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_ind…
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrh…
www.mccl.org/us-abortion-stats…
www.whyprolife.com/abortion-fa…

 

 

 

The number of abortions after rape and incest is fewer than 1% of all abortions.





EDIT: I have been accused by the group Intersectional-911 that this message is hateful and discriminatory towards women and that it promotes rape and rape culture. I was even banned from that group because I submitted this and later blocked by its moderator when I tried to explain how this is simply a fact, nothing more. Just to clear any doubts, I want everyone to know that I hate rape in all its forms. I do not stand for rape. Rape has no excuse. A simple fact such as this is not meant to be demeaning or belittling towards anyone nor is this stamp an attempt to say that rape victims are in any way insignificant. I simply wish to dispel the commonly-held myth that abortion is legal because rape exists.

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Graeystone Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Good work. Another 'no-so fun fact' to investigate - the number of females FORCED to get an abortion by their rapists/abusive boyfriend/husband/father and that such crimes(rape/abuse) are never reported to the police even though the signs of abuse are clear to anyone who is trained to look for the signs and REPORT THEM TO THE POLICE!
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I've come across a couple websites with that information, but I can't get much in the way of reliable information. Do you know of any good books, articles, websites, etc.?
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
The Blaze.com has an article but its hard to collaborate the data. Like you said, its hard to get reliable information if you're looking for more than one.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Do you mean the forced abortions in China?
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SilverAngel-14 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I read this stamp I thought "Oh maw Gob stoppers! What's up with the rest of the 99% then!? Shocked Chanyeol "

 Then I read the desc. I was like "WTHeck!? O.o" when I read the Edit
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, what can you expect? Humans are horny little animals with only one thing on their minds, and they're willing to kill to get it.
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SilverAngel-14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...that's pretty sad, huh...
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not shocked by the edit information oh and well I don't know where to say this to you. I found out that my local abortion clinic actually charges $100 for an abortion up to the 2nd trimest 3rd is $180 unless you want the absolute last minute its about $400 with a payment plan where you can pay $50 dollars to the clinic every two week.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
When a living, conscious human's life is worth only $180, and a fully-grown, viable baby is worth only $400...
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah thats pretty bad
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
That's why people are pushing to make them free.
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What that is a cheap as fuck price any welfare queen can afford a first term abortion! Its good to hear from you again even if it is on a piece like this.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I've said it before, I'll say it again: people are just addicted to sex and are willing to kill to get it. If they can kill for free, hey, it's even easier.

I've just been really busy this past week. :)
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah well I hope you had fun though. Still its not that expensive same with BCPs. I would be nice at least for these women to act like an adults.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Birth control can be a little pricey if you want the reliable kinds, but you're right, it's far more affordable than an abortion. A lot of people don't like birth control, though, because hormonal ones can do real damage emotionally and the like, and condoms, well, you get the idea. On top of that, people don't think clearly when the hormones get pumping, so chances are they won't even think to use birth control at all.
Exactly. People just want to have their cake and eat it, too.
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seriously dont spread your legs for every dick in town that's just to risky I mean its a life you made willingly.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Exactly. Sex makes kids a lot of the time, even though we try to "control" it. It's kind of like running in the rain and expecting not to get wet. Yeah, an umbrella might work most of the time, but what if the wind changes? When something creates new humans, it's not something to be thrown around like a toy.
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Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As soon as I read the edit I laughed.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I know, right? Some people are just so bigoted against pro-lifers.
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LadeedadaLa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Stating facts now promotes violent crime and hate...what has this world come to? I swear, some people do more than just choose to remain ignorant, they want to demonize everything that could possibly inspire a differing view. Sorry that happened to you.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student General Artist
What the heck? Of course I'm demonizing rape. Do you support rape?
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LadeedadaLa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
-.- I was agreeing with you. I meant that the people who were demonizing your stamp for possibly inspiring a differing view were idiots. Did you miss the "Sorry that happened to you" part?
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, sorry! I thought you were apologizing that I'd made that mistake or something. That's a common tactic on the internet, so I thought you were doing it. Sorry!

Yeah, I see your point now. A lot of people have assumed that I like rape just because I said that rape is a minute contributor to abortion.
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LadeedadaLa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Meh, that's alright. Mistakes happen and I get what you mean by that tactic.

People are really getting...I wanna say stupid, but that's the right word...these days. If they see something that doesn't blatantly validate their own opinion, they think it's automatically against them. I wonder what they would think of rape victims who go on to regret their abortions - heck, I saw one woman feel so guilty about it, she decided her abortion had been murder, an argument pro-choicers love to refute!

Anyway, no hard feelings. :)
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah. It seems that when a woman wants to keep her baby, it's a wonderful little person, but if she wants to abort it, it magically transforms into a worthless clump of cells. Logic? I see none.
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LadeedadaLa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Exactly. And if a woman miscarries, it's a tragedy JUST because the

mother wanted the baby. I mean, everyone realizes it's terribly rude to tell off an expectant parent for mourning, but by their logic, the parents have no reason to mourn at all and should just get over it. It's not consistent.

I don't know. I only support abortion in the case of rape/incest and medical emergencies, but like your stamp states, those are rare cases, especially if you don't live in a third world country. I hardly see how we're the ones "murdering" anybody.

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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Medical emergencies make up around 5% of abortions, last time I checked. It's higher than rape and incest combined, but you're right, it's still a very small percentage. Abortions due to the mother's life being in jeopardy make sense because if two lives are in danger and only one can be saved, we must always save that life.
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PhoenixOfWildfires Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In 2008, in the USA alone, there was 1.2 million abortions done, and it has stayed consistent since then. If 1% of the abortions were done because of rape or incest, then 12,000 were because of those reasons.

If abortion was outlawed because only 1% of them were from rape or incest, then that is 12,000 rape or incest babies being born each year.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I think you've missed my point.
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heroinist Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your truth by numbers looks up statistics, but forgets people behind these statistics.
If we have two men, which one of has two million dollars and the second one has nothing, then statistically, they both have one million. But it doesn't change the fact, that one of them is very rich and the second one is extremely poor, without a one cent in his pocket. It doesn't mean that we should stop social care in such place, just because averagely each of them has one million.

Same in this case. It may seem it's just one percent. But behind that one percent there is a lot of girls raped, sometimes by their own family. There is a lot of babies that will have to bear the fact that they come from rape/incest everyday through all their life. Lot of babies with huge chance of tragic mutation because of incest. 12.000 every year in United States only . That's why we don't ban abortion
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Actually, if you check my sources, you'll see that rape and incest combined only contribute to 0.3% of all abortions. I believe I mentioned that in the description, but I will check. It's important to read the description of a stamp before you launch an argument, because it's often already addressed.

The chance of "tragic" mutations from incest is actually surprisingly small. All of us have some or more mutations, and yes, the chance of mutations is higher when closely related people have a child, but the chance is not as high as popular belief says it is. Popular belief says that almost every child conceived through incest will be handicapped in some way. That's not true. The chance is higher than with unrelated parents, but it's more often than not that the child will be completely normal. I don't think that incest is good, but the chance of mutations is a whole lot smaller than the popular belief would have us believe.

Your math is off. Only around 14,000 - 17,000 pregnancies are due to rape and incest combined every year (the pro-choice institution Guttmacher says around 14,000). If you take the number of cases of rape and incest that occur yearly (roughly 17,000,000 from the FBI, which is greater than the U.S. Justice Department's 200,000), then divide by 1,000 (because only around 1 out of 1,000 rape/incest cases results in pregnancy), you get 17,000. Obviously that's an estimate, which accounts for Guttmacher's lower number. Almost half of those pregnancies are aborted, leaving us with around 8,500 babies born from both incest and rape.



Also, if you've read the description, you'll see that my point is not to make abortion illegal. It's to address the argument that "abortion is legal because rape exists." My point is that if that argument were true, abortion rates would be reduced by 99%.
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heroinist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've read the description kkkk
Still 
You don't state you don't want to make abortion illegal
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
I didn't state it because it's not my point. All I've done is address a frequently-used argument.
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ghostanjo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
funny thing freest country in the world is anti abortion unless it is life threatening for the mother. therefore the right to an abortion does not equal freedom.
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FoxyPika Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
when you say the freest country in the world, do you mean USA?
From what I know the freest country in the world is New Zealand. USA is the fourth, I think.

(I don't want to argue, but when you say thing like "the freest country in the world" it is sometimes not clear what country you mean because so many people think that's USA.)
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ghostanjo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
yep I mean't New Zealand. I'm aware the US is not the freest. 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Very true. People are just addicted to sex, and seeing as pregnancy is a very common (and natural) result of sex, they want to get rid of it. Self-control is the only humane solution. Nothing dies if you don't have sex but something will die if you have an abortion.
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ghostanjo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I feel unconformable when people say a fetus is not a person. My niece was almost aborted but my sis was talked into giving her for adoption. Does this mean she was not a person to those who say fetus is not a person?
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
What's really hypocritical is how people say that a fetus is not a person unless the mother wants to keep it, and then it magically becomes a beloved, precious little child, whereas seconds ago it was a worthless clump of cells. And the idea that it's okay to kill a fetus as long as it can't feel pain? Sorry, but what about full-grown adults who can't feel pain? Yes, there are conditions that cause that. Is it all right to kill them?

People are just obsessed with sex, and they're willing to talk themselves into ridiculous notions to get laid.
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ghostanjo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I feel like people who are sex hungry just use pro-choice as an excuse to have sex without consistences, rather than what they claim it is for  
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Pretty much, yeah. Other than abortion to protect the mother's life (which I support; when two lives are in danger and only one can be saved, we must always save that life), I have yet to hear a single argument that doesn't boil down to "I want sex without responsibility." Maybe I've just only conversed with sex-addicted people, but that's been  my experience.
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SugarVaccine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So basically what this is saying is you'd rather have babies be born to parents or parents who don't want them or aren't ready?  And regardless whether the fetus isn't the mothers body, she is holding it and creating it and nurturing it so she has the right to abort if she wants too. Most ( I'd like to hope all in a sense of just not doing it to do it ) people get abortions because they don't want or cant take care of a offspring and while adoption is an option, they wont give that option to everyone. So wouldn't it be safer to not have a baby be born in a bad upbringing from neglecting parents then to not even give it the option to even be thought of that way.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist

Adoption is open to everyone.

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SugarVaccine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Uhm I know the process of adoption and it kinda isn't. Actually they will deny some to even set there kids up for adoption and it's sad but true. AND it is obvious that not all kids get adopted so that's a point to look at too.
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atomisis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
www.theradiancefoundation.org/
This link may open your eyes
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SugarVaccine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nah abortion should be allowed for those who want it.
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atomisis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
That's an interesting way to put it.  I'm not sure I've ever known a woman who 'wanted' an abortion, and I have dated several who've had them.  It doesn't get talked about much at all by them.
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SugarVaccine Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That makes no sense, if someone gets an abortion, then they must want it for some reason. No one gets an abortion for no reason. And even if they did it's no ones business except theres. 

I dont understand  why you're continuing this when I was clearly over this a month ago.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
If you want to put your kid up for adoption, all you have to do is leave it at a fire station.

I know not all kids get adopted. That's why there is foster care. I, for one, plan to adopt.
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SugarVaccine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Safe Havens are you serious. Some people don't like the idea of leaving a baby like that which is why they abort before it is conscious and living. You must not know that just because someone cant take care of a baby doesn't mean they don't want one, giving up a baby for most people is very saddening and depressing so they decide to not go through that process in the first place
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