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Abortion and Rape

michigander4 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 8:41 AM
Okay, Judge, now that we know you would want your wife or daughter to carry a rapist's baby full term to birth, should Akin be forced out of the race?
garryb Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 9:56 AM
I know it's hard for you to understand, but to someone with a soul and an actual faith that we were created for a purpose. Killing the baby is not an option.
44thWhitePrez Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 8:57 AM
From the posts below:

"Pam Stenzel, who tours the country speaking to high school kids about abstinence, was the product of a rape. In one part of her talk, she tells the kids: "I did not deserve the death penalty because of a crime committed by my biological father." Would you look her in the eye and tell her she's wrong?"
michigander4 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 9:46 AM
There is no question that women who carry a rapist's baby full term are very courageous, much braver than I could ever be. Pam Stenzel is very fortunate to have had a mother like that. The thing that would be most worrisome for the mother in such cases, I would think, is wondering whether the child will carry any genetic disorders of the type that may have caused the father to be a degenerate rapist.
Doug5049 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 9:51 AM
Rapists do not necessarily have defective DNA. Behavior isn't genetic.
michigander4 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 4:43 PM
RE: "Rapists do not necessarily have defective DNA. Behavior isn't genetic."

Brilliant, Doug. Of course rapists do not NECESSARILY have defective DNA. But you are dead wrong about your last statement, that behavior isn't genetic. Some behavioral traits (good & bad) as well as physical and mental characteristics can be inherited.

The criticisms of the recent absurd comments by Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin, who at this writing is his party's nominee to take on incumbent Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November in a contest he had been expected to win, have focused on his clearly erroneous understanding of the human female anatomy. In a now infamous statement, in which he used the bizarre and unheard-of phrase "legitimate rape," the congressman gave the impression that some rapes of women are not mentally or seriously resisted. This is an antediluvian and misogynistic myth for which there is no basis in fact and...