In the debate over the rape exception for abortion, there’s another consideration that’s typically ignored. Some women falsely accuse men of rape. Some convicted “rapists” have been subsequently exonerated based on DNA evidence.
You could have a situation in which a teenage girl becomes pregnant through consensual sex, then accuses the boy of raping her because her parents would be furious if they thought she was fooling around. So this is her way of shifting the blame.
Hence, it’s entirely possible that in a certain percentage of cases where the mother says she was raped, which (allegedly) justifies abortion, that, in fact, that’s a smokescreen.
I realize that it’s controversial to raise this issue, but controversy is a two-way street. If abortion proponents are going to stress the issue of rape, then they open the door to examining all the factual as well as ethical assumptions which underlie that issue.
In addition, it’s no worse to falsely blame a woman than it is to falsely blame a man. Now, in our current political climate, it’s okay to talk about violence against women, but you’re not supposed to talk about railroading innocent men. A blame-men-first mentality. Yet we need to push back against that unjust, sexist, feminist double standard.