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Astonishing "Rape" Comment May Force GOP Senate Candidate from Race

Millicent Bystander Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:12 PM
AllYouPeopleNeedToKnow claims that the following language makes abortion illegal in cases of rape or where the mother's life is threatened: "To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization." Okay, Lefty friends. Now's your chance to make your case. (Logically, please, and no name calling.) Where, in the language quoted above, is abortion made illegal in cases of rape and in instances where the mother's life is threatened?
AllYouPeopleNeedToKnow Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:14 PM
If the fertilized egg is a human life, then by default it's murder to abort for any reason.
Millicent Bystander Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:20 PM
No, you are supposed to make your case that the above-quoted language makes abortion illegal in cases of rape or where the mother's life is threatened. I don't see where you do that.

Now, if you think you've done it by saying the killing of a human being (you left out "with malice aforethought") is murder, you also fall short, because most societies define killing in self-defense as NOT murder. Saving the life of the mother is a qualified circumstance of self-defense. So again, your logic fails.
liberty not license Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:23 PM
Which once again reflects the need to accurately define the term "abortion," which is the DELIBERATE taking of a human life. Removing a cancerous womb, for example, an unintended effect of which would be the death of a pre-born baby who is not viable, would not be prohibited by this bill.

This story -- which I touched on briefly in the Obama presser post below -- has been moving at warp speed all day.  Let's get you caught up.  First, here's Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) making appalling and cringe-worthy remarks about "legitimate" rape on a St. Louis television program yesterday:
 


Not only is this indefensible and insulting, his grasp of basic human biology is demonstrably wrong.  It would be one thing if a random Congressman said something dumb.  It happens every...