Bucks County, in the Philadelphia suburbs, is home to a trial carrying chilling tales of the rape and sexual assault of minors.
Joshua Benson, who is now 19, is accused of raping 10 girls over more than two years, from April 2011 to May 2013. The girls, who were victimized when they were 14 to 17 years old, say Benson was a sadist who loved to feel — and inflict — pain.
Two of them became pregnant. One had an abortion, and one did not. But the two women had more in common: Neither wanted an abortion.
One of the women was a 17-year-old student at Bensalem High School when she met Benson. She testified that after he sexually assaulted her in a graveyard, he told her, “I bet you're pregnant.” She is now 20, and their child is two years old. The Intelligencer reports:
She told jurors that she kept Benson’s name off her child’s birth certificate and she is not seeking child support. Though, she said, once in July of 2012, she tried to arrange a meeting so that Benson could meet the baby he fathered.
“He never showed up,” she said.
The other victim testified on Wednesday that she was raped at age 16, in February 2012.
But when cross-examined by public defender Lisa Douple, the woman admitted…that she cried when her mother insisted she have an abortion. She had initially wanted to keep the baby, she told the jury.
Abortion advocates always use rape (and incest) as the reason abortion should remain legal. Their recent championing of the phrase “Free abortion-on-demand and without apology” rips the veil off their game; they want to promote and expand abortion at every opportunity, using rape victims as a handy proxy for their larger war against the unborn.
In fact, most rape victims do not choose abortion (and 70 percent of those who abort their children believe they made the wrong choice), and many post-abortive women – whether pregnant by assault or of their own volition – say they were pressured by parents or other loved ones into aborting a child that will have one-half of their DNA, and one hundred percent of their heart.
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was home to the one reporter in the mainstream media who covered the Kermit Gosnell story, J.D. Mullane. Now Bucks County is teaching the world more hard lessons about abortion.