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Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II

anonymous12968 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 5:53 PM
Just a poimnt about the potential abuse of the "consensual sex" argument. The argument must give us pause because the pregnancy resulting from rape is, in fact, a punishment for the rape victim. There can be no logical application of that, however, to the consensual participant. Sex is fundamentally and, without effort to impede, almost inevitably procreative. There is and can be no excuse to claim ignorance (ignorance of indisputable physiological reality is no excuse when it comes to the law). The person is responsible for the consequences of sex the moment he or she acts on it.
RHSimard Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 6:00 PM
I can't accept the punishment angle. Punishment is an intentionally imposed penalty for having violated some rule or code of conduct. Pregnancy resulting from rape is clearly no such thing.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 6:00 PM
The rape victim in this case is not "being punished". She is suffering the truly tragic effects of having been victimized. Two wrongs do not make a right and her violation does not grant her the right to violate another.
Most of my columns are meant to expose the hypocrisy of self-described liberals who have taken over our institutions of higher learning. However, on some occasions, I attempt to address misguided thinking among self-described conservatives. An example is my recent column “Romney and the Rapist,” which was described by many readers as either “weird” or “convoluted” or both. Those descriptions are indeed accurate and reflect the intention behind the controversial essay. It was my intention to write a column that would identify absurd arguments as a means of drawing out the flawed reasoning of those who would support Romney’s proposed rape...