"Recently a strongly antiabortion Southern Baptist woman sat across from me in a counseling room and said, "I'm not like all those other women out there in your waiting room." She said that, unlike all our other patients, she had "no other choice."
The reason that her abortion was morally permissible? Because she and her lover were married, but (in the words of an old C&W standard) not to each other."
I still wonder whether she still would have seen herself as uniquely special had she known that among the "other women" on that day were a 15 year-old rape survivor, and a young single mother of two children whose cancer treatment could not be continued while she remained pregnant.
But it has been my experience that the answer very likely would have been "yes."