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Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

ericynot Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 2:15 PM
Rape aside, I suggest that anyone opposed to abortion under any and all circumstances should visit a home for profoundly disabled children. I have spent time in such places, and it's impossible for me to believe that a child who cannot speak or care for themselves in any way is better off living than if they had been aborted. I realize this is a difficult subject, but I believe there is a level of hopelessness and misery that no one should be born into to satisfy someone else's philosophical construct.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 2:26 PM
Quality of life issues are a red herring. There is no quality of life so bad that it would be preferable to be murdered by the one person on earth who ought to have been willing to die before seeing a single hair on your head harmed.

Self-centered women cry out about "quality of life" because they think that the quality of their lives would be reduced if they had to care for a handicapped child. Selfishness does not justify the murder of helpless innocents.
ericynot Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 2:33 PM

Unless you've spent time in the kind of facility to which I refer, your answer is uninformed. I'm not talking about convenience for the mother. I'm talking about kindness for a child. Sometimes life is simply sop wretched as to be unendurable. If that were not a fact, there would be no suicides.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 2:48 PM
The fact that some people choose to believe that life is too wretched to endure does not mean that life is actually too wretched to endure.

Profoundly handicapped people have been finding joy in their existence throughout history and can continue to do so today.

You can find some enlightening stories about people who have overcome conditions many would find appalling here:

Liberal pundits are declaring they have no idea what Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) meant when he referred to “legitimate rape” in an interview this past week. Akin stated, "In cases of legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." It was an awkward, inarticulate statement, but the substance of it was correct. Explaining what he meant since then would be a bit crude, so he has not been able to adequately defend himself. His attackers have used the awkwardness to pounce on him and pretend they don't know what he meant, or