Rape or Abuse
If you have been raped or abused, The Pregnancy Resource Center exists to offer help and hope.
One out of six women have been victims of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. In 2002, there were 247,730 victims of sexual assault. Up to 4,315 pregnancies may have resulted from these attacks. Rape is not a sex crime, but a crime of violence. It is an act of power and control, in which the victim is humiliated, degraded, and left with feelings of shame, self-blame and anger. If you say “no” and the assault continues it is rape!
What to do if you are raped:
Safety: go to a place you feel safe; friends, family, home.
Medical: seek medical attention immediately for possible internal injuries and STD treatment.
Don’t bathe, change clothes, urinate, drink or eat before evidence collection if possible.
Safety: contact law enforcement (reporting does not mean you must prosecute).
Legal: go to a place you feel safe; friends, family, home.
After you are safe and secure and have taken the steps necessary to ensure your welfare, contact PRC. Our offices are open to aid you in the areas of possible pregnancy. All our services are free and confidential. We want to support you in any way we can.
Remember, it is not your fault. No one has the right to intimidate or force you to have sex. That is rape.