Does allowing abortion give the rapist an incentive to KILL his victim? When a woman turns 50 her chances of being raped drop dramatically but her chances of being killed if she is raped go up dramatically. It seems that a possible reason for this is that the rapist knows he can't impregnate an elderly victim. He may be more likely to leave a woman alive if there is at least a chance she will bear his child. Thus, banning abortion may increase the chances he will let the victim live so she can have his baby.