It occurred to me as I was watching the 180 movie that Socrates would be against abortion under any circumstance, even that of rape. Socrates recognized that he was responsible for the condition of his own soul, and no one else's. Likewise, whoever rapes a woman is responsible for his sin but if the woman conceives she is responsible for how she deals with it. If she aborts the baby then she has maimed her soul.
In Socrates' day, when people were sentenced to death they were strapped down and forced to drink hemlock (poison). Socrates was sentenced to death by the state but instead of resisting and having to be strapped down, Socrates voluntarily took the cup from the guard and drank it. He did this so that the guard would not have a stain on his moral soul.
Your soul is the most important part of you and you are it's guardian. Regardless of what anyone else does to you that person cannot hurt your soul... Only you can. As I was listening to NPR they featured a veteran who wrote a book about the horrors of war. He said something to the effect of this: "There is no denying that there is a deeper part to a person. You can deny it but there is soul. Because when you kill it hurts your soul".
If you are struggling with this issue please watch the 180 movie
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