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Rape, God, Life and Liberals

anonymous5936 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:12 PM
It's easy for men to be so cavalier about pregnancy resulting from rape. They know it is a situation that they will never have to face. These right wing extremists who call themselves "Christian" are simply empowering rapists. It used to be that a rapist would go to jail. Now they are demanding legal custody of the children that they produce.
rpm Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 2:10 PM
Can you cite where "right wing extremists" are advocating legal custody by the rapist?

I consider my self a right wing extremist and know a lot of others. If most of us had our way, the rapist would no longer be a problem for society.
Jack2894 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 2:32 PM
http://global.christianpost.com/news/rapists-can-claim-custody-visitation-rights-for-victims-babies-80656/

rpm Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 4:26 PM
NIce link, but nowhere does it advocate visitation rights for rapists. In fact, the general tone is one of dismay that about 30 states do not outright prohibit.

"But for the thousands of women in the United States who become pregnant and bear children as a result of rape each year, the need to ensure that they can raise their children without further threat from the rapist is a critical – and largely unacknowledged – concern," Ainsworth notes.
Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/rapists-can-claim-custody-visitation-rights-for-victims-babies-80656/#4YxpIJyLueZHmLHg.99
Jack2894 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 4:59 PM
Quite correct. Yet I don't hear a whole lot of christian distress about it on TH, now do I?
ACinNC Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:46 PM
What nonsense demagoguery. A silly strawman argument to accuse Christians of empowering rapists. I am all for rapists getting the maximum penalty under the law, and having no legal rights with regards to any offspring resulting from rape. Your attacks on men is ridiculous, to paint this as a men-vs-women issue. My wife feels just as strongly as I do, as so plenty of Conservative women......That the horrors of being pregnant as the result of rape notwithstanding, our view of this issue is about taking the life of an innocent, which compounds the tragedy of the rape. If you're for abortion, then simply state that. But leave your sophistry and ad-hominem attacks at the door. If you can't, then please exit out that door......
Jack2894 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:56 PM
Yet it is perfectly possible for a rapist to be awarded visitation rights.
anonymous5936 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:56 PM
I'm simply stating the facts. You extremists are too emotional to look at the simple facts. and rape just happens to be a men vs. women issue.
ACinNC Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 2:07 PM
LOL.....We extremists? The majority of Americans are pro-life in most cases. That's hardly extreme. Too emotional? I suggest you reread your own post. You were the one resorting to the demagoguery. Facts? How about rape being a right-vs-wrong issue, instead of men-vs-women issue? So in your twisted view, I guess every man that doesn't commit rape is cheering for those that do, because we're against women.

Sad. Just a sad worldview.
raycyrx Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:38 PM
Congratulations for providing a fine example of the demogoguery that the article is about.

Let's stipulate that people, and particularly politicians, can get into trouble by attempting to speak for God. But that's not the moral of the story regarding Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.

Responding to a question about abortion, Mourdock offered a grieved response -- his voice breaking a bit -- on the matter of which exceptions he favored. His Democratic opponent, Joe Donnelly, also pro-life, said that he would permit abortions in cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother. Mourdock said he had "struggled with it . . . for a long time," but had come...