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Rape, God, Life and Liberals

jseifert Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:12 PM
Todd Akin, was trying to point out that, in many states, lying about having been raped is still used to legitimize the termination of unwanted, as yet unborn, children. Just like Jane Roe did. He used the term “legitimate rape” to contrast the reality from the lie. The media chose to forget about the quotation marks and proceeded with an avalanche of misdirection. Of course any rape is a crime; if it actually happened. If it didn’t happen most of us are now expected to bite our tongue and choke on political correctness.
Jack2894 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:58 PM
There are no quotation markes when you are speaking.

Your argument is silly, given that current law doesnt' require anyone to prove they have been raped in order to receive an abortion. Ipso facto, what you are describing does not happen.

Let's stipulate that people, and particularly politicians, can get into trouble by attempting to speak for God. But that's not the moral of the story regarding Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.

Responding to a question about abortion, Mourdock offered a grieved response -- his voice breaking a bit -- on the matter of which exceptions he favored. His Democratic opponent, Joe Donnelly, also pro-life, said that he would permit abortions in cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother. Mourdock said he had "struggled with it . . . for a long time," but had come...