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The Republican Rape Dilemma

Bill110 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 7:48 AM
Until Christian conservatives develop a backbone, the rape issue will be a ' "millstone" around their neck. Good men have fallen into the trap of responding poorly to a tragic situation. There is no "perfect solution" to the tragedy of conception by rape. One thing we can be sure of is that it is NOT "God's will" to kill the baby. The two victims, mother and child, need a loving community to embrace them and care for them as long as is necessary.
Semperfi/par Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 8:23 AM
The perfect solution is adoption. There are plenty of couples that cannot conceive children and would be happy to have a Baby whether conceived through sin or through no fault of the mother. It would be in the best interest of the child to be raised in a home without the prejudices of society.
RepubRob2 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 8:49 AM
Just playing Devil's Advocate for a moment, because I truly don't know what the solution is. But should the woman be forced to endure the the pain, the expense, the stigma, the inconvenience to her job and her mobility, and other issues, due to her misfortune of having been the object of a rapist's crime? Had the woman been shot by a bullet in her home rather than raped, we would not force her to retain the bullet in her body after the crime.
Nunya8 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 9:34 AM
"Had the woman been shot by a bullet in her home rather than raped, we would not force her to retain the bullet in her body after the crime."

Only if it risked the bullet's life by attempting to remove it...
Nunya8 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 9:37 AM
"...woman be forced to endure the the pain, the expense, the stigma, the inconvenience to her job and her mobility, and other issues, due to her misfortune of having been the object of a rapist's crime?"

Compared to the fetus (read child) being forced to endure the finality of death, due to his/her misfortune of having been the object of a rapist's crime?

Which is the lesser punishment?
inkling_revival Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 9:46 AM
"But should the woman be forced to endure the the pain, the expense, the stigma, the inconvenience to her job and her mobility, and other issues, due to her misfortune of having been the object of a rapist's crime?"

You speak of the baby as though it was part of the rapist's assault. It's not; the baby is the silver lining on an otherwise very, very dark cloud.

Perhaps you should ask women who have had children how much of a punishment and misfortune it was to carry their children. You might learn something useful.

Or ask women who have aborted after being impregnated in rape. Eighty percent who do say it was a mistake, because it doubled the trauma. Take a lesson: bearing a child is not trauma, aborting it is.

As Richard Mourdock’s Indiana Senate fate hinges on how voters absorb his views on rape, all conservatives have an opportunity for a look in the mirror.

Just how pro-life do we want to be?

The Mourdock controversy is nothing like Todd Akin’s self-inflicted wound in Missouri, the result of an embrace of just plain bad medical information.

Mourdock is in hot water for accurately (if not particularly skillfully) articulating what God instructs about the life of the unborn.

If he is on politically shaky ground, it is because he had the courage to stand on the...