So often in advocating for life we are left with the really hard cases. If I had a dime for every time I was asked about rape… But for me, anyway, the point is that when abuse occurs, abortion doesn’t make that go away, or act as a panacea. You’re still left with a terrible situation, one in which there are no easy solutions. This case highlights my point:
A former restaurant manager is expected to be jailed for sexually exploiting a 14-year-old employee he made pregnant three times. A provincial court Judge Mark Tyndale raised the spectre of a four-year jail term Monday for the 35-year-old Calgary resident who earlier pleaded guilty. According to an agreed statement of facts, the restaurant manager and the girl began a relationship that turned sexual by April 2007. She got pregnant twice within a year, first having an abortion and then suffering a miscarriage. After the abortion, she attempted suicide. The man was charged in June 2008 and released with a provision he not have any contact with the girl. He breached the condition by visiting the hospital the day his baby was born.