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Indiana Senate: Mourdock Under Fire for Abortion Comments

matthew466 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 4:42 AM
If 'legitimate rape' can't result in pregnancy because a woman's body 'shuts that whole thing done,' then how can God intend for children to be the result of rape? Oh these men! Quit implying women are asking for it!! That's what they REALLY want to say. stop it already. Shame
Happy Jake Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 5:59 AM
I realize I'm talking to a brick wall, but I'll try, anyway:

1. Few, if any, said Akin's statement about forcible rape not resulting in children was true. The closest anyone has come is to note that he didn't come up with that idea, that it's been out there for decades.

2. Even Akin did not say its IMPOSSIBLE to get pregnant from forcible rape, he only thought it was rare.

3. Life is created by God. That we have a basic understanding of the process does not change that. Understanding HOW a thing works doesn't change WHY the thing works. To wit: once you understand that a car consumes gasoline to run does it stop consuming gasoline to run?

4. Where, even in Akin's or Mourdoch's comments, do you get that conservative men ...
Happy Jake Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 6:03 AM
... think rape victims have asked for it. In my experience it is always progressives - men and women - who blame the victim of a horrible crime, like, say, Whoopi "It wasn't rape-rape" Goldberg.

Come to think of it, you on the Left blame the child for the rape more than you do the rapist. After all, you believe absolutely that the child should be executed and the rapist should go free once he's "rehabilitated."


The tight Indiana Senate race has taken a controversial turn in the last twenty-four hours, as Republican hopeful Richard Mourdock deals with fallout from his remarks about abortion in last night’s debate. It’s the same concept that got Todd Akin in trouble: the candidate’s stance on abortion in the case of rape or incest. Pro-life Mourdock does not support an exception in either case, and his word choice in so stating has him in hot water with Democrats and even some fellows on the Right.

Unlike Akin, however, Mourdock didn’t make an offensive or outrageous claim based on junk...