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Romney and the Rapist

Jesus20 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 7:27 AM
Mitt Romney is a politician and knows that the rape exception polls well. He's already fighting the MSM, taking a more hard-line stance would only complicate matters. Plus, there are other pro-lifers who side with Mitt, it's a disagreement "in the family" so to speak. I don't know if it's worthwhile attacking Mitt Romney over this when he has been endorsed by Massachusetts pro-life groups and is certainly a far cry better then Obama on the abortion issue and really every issue.
wiseone Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 7:44 AM
The fundamental difference between those who support a so-called "rape exception" and those who don't is this. Some people think abortion centers on the behavior of the mother and other think it 's about the unborn child.

There is no theological or scientific argument that says abortion is unacceptable except when the mother is "innocent" of any moral wrong-doing. That is a humanistic argument.

You are correct that Romney's position on the rape exception is inconsistent with his professed religious beliefs. It's political. Right now he's poised to win about 323 Electoral Votes, He's not going to knowingly touch any political land mines and screw that up.

willi4 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 7:43 AM
If politics is important here, then you are right. We can only reverse this legislation one big piece at a time. Romney gets a pass on this for now. But he is not far off. He has stated that he does in fact believe that conception begins life.
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...