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Legitimate Rape Arguments

Gatspy Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 7:15 AM
The author is right the in case of rape clause or out breaksdown the whole argument. It's O.K. to kill that baby and not other babies. Maybe we should expand on that its ok to kill black or hispanic babies, but illegal to kill white babies. Ofcoarse the last statement is terrible and low, but do not think that the pro-choice lawyers wouldn't go there, it is obvious they are very sick individuals to start with. I have a better argument it should be called for the saving of the mother's life, her mental well-being. That to carry the baby would have severe emotional and mental problems. For the wellness and to insure that the mother has a normal life. The women needs the right for her own mental well-being to have an abortion
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 7:18 AM
If a mother's mental health is in danger adding blood-guilt to her other problems can only make her worse.
Sheila8 Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 7:22 AM
Right. Its just compounding trauma. That is never good for women.
wmou Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 7:23 AM
My thought exactly. Especially if she has not been fully brainwashed into believing the baby she is carrying is something other than human.
Dogs for Romney_TX Chair Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 8:09 AM
My own mother sought an abortion on these grounds. The only reason why she didn't follow through with it is because the doctor she knew didn't do them, and she was afraid to go to a stranger. Granted, Mom and I had a VERY rocky relationship, but I'm DEFINITELY not going to say I wish I were dead.
Jay Wye Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 8:54 AM
an embryo is NOT a baby. Not yet.
a fertilized egg or embryo is NOT a human being.
it may never attach to the uterus,or may never develop a brain and a soul. many embryos never attach and are flushed out during menses.
just because a lump of cells has human DNA does not make it a human being.
A tumor also has that DNA,and we regularly excise them.
Todd Akin’s grossly irresponsible remarks about “legitimate rape” and conception have received much media attention. As well they should. The sheer weirdness of the remarks calls into question both his intelligence and his personal integrity. How could someone conclude logically that a rape victim’s body has the capacity to prevent conception in the wake of sexual assault? And why would someone assert that the conclusion had been supported by doctors with whom he had spoken? Clearly, Akin contrived the idea on the spot and then contrived the claim that there were doctors who had informed and/or supported his assertion. All of...