Don't re-traumatize the victim Abortion isn't murder - the fetus doesn't have even a primitive brain until 26 weeks. If the pregnancy is bad for the rape victim, they have every right to terminate before the second trimester. Whilst an abortion involves killing human life, it's only in the sense that the fetus is genetically human, and alive - in the same way that if a robber shot someone's thumb off, the robber would have killed human life (ie. The thumb was alive - now, it isn't). Rape victims deserve all the support the community can offer, whatever they choose to do - and anyone who victimises them for their choice is a reprehensible human being.