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Romney and the Rapist

bones9 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 3:50 PM
How is "choice" anything but an irrelevancy? It's either a baby or it isn't a baby. If it is a baby, it shouldn't be killed, no matter who had or didn't have a chance to choose. If it's not a baby, then the abortion should be legal, whether the mother already had a choice in the matter or not.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 3:59 PM
Is choice irrelevant? Not to God. He offers us the gift of salvation, but we must _choose_ to accept it. He could have created us without free will, but he did not choose to do so. Seems to me that the ability to choose is important.
I have a friend who suffered through a horrific gang rape nearly twenty years ago. There were three perpetrators but one in particular served as the ringleader and principal conspirator. He was in his early thirties when he planned the crime and convinced a twenty-one year old and a nineteen year old to join him. His victim was only sixteen years old.

After raping a girl only half his age, the principal rapist let the others have their turn. Then he raped her again. In between his two assaults upon her he slapped her around viciously and poured alcohol...