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Romney and the Rapist

djmitch Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 12:59 PM
I am completely against aborting unborn children with a couple of exceptions...one is for rape, the other is when the mother is at extreme risk of dying. If the child is so disfigured and unlikely to survive, or if the mother is at extreme risk of dying, then I can see her making that choice.
ericynot Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 1:23 PM
dj,

What if the mother is a drunken, mentally ill prostitute with no prospects, no husband, and who will one day try to trade her baby for a pitcher of beer?

In other words, what if the mother is Kathleen Maddox, Charles Manson's mom. If Sharon Tate were alive to speak, how do you think she'd feel about Ms. Maddox getting an abortion?

I realize there's not way to know who will or won't be a good parent, but some people know they're not up to the task long before they give birth.
rickmcq Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 1:29 PM
So the weaknesses of the mother allow the killing of the baby?
AliveInHim Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 1:31 PM
She'd have killed Beethoven.

OK, that's a stretch-but his young life wasn't a bed of roses....and who doesn't love his music?
ericynot Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 1:34 PM
Not the baby. The fetus. It ain't a baby when it's the size of a rice grain.
AliveInHim Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 1:46 PM
If it isn't a baby, your'e not pregnant.

And abortion would not be necessary.

Try again.
rickmcq Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 1:54 PM
It is as much a human at that size as when it later reached 6 feet tall. Nothing was added to make the creature created at conception into anything but was it started as - a human.
Dollysboy Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 2:31 PM
And an acorn is an oak tree. Got it!
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...