But that’s the “pro-life” movement for you: People who have no moral qualms about forcing a 14-year-old rape victim to carry a pregnancy to term and give birth against her will. I would think that at some point, anti-choicers would take a good hard look at themselves and think, “You know, it takes a real asshole to force child rape victims to give birth when they are already emotionally devastated and physically injured and clearly do not want to be forced to have a baby.” But, nah.
This case does clarify a few things (and not just the utter lack of empathy that antichoicers feel towards women and girls). It shows how utterly hostile the anti-choice position is to basic ethical and moral considerations. They’re willing to stalk and harass child rape victims, break up families, and breach doctor-patient confidentiality with the intention of inflicting further emotional (and potentially physical) harm on their patients. They refuse to do the most basic referrals if they dislike a particular procedure, and they threaten all who disagree with them with excommunication (not to mention harassment and violence). They’re even willing to abuse the criminal and juvenile justice systems to further their ideology.