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Romney's Rape Exception

MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 3:00 PM
But isn't that rewarding the rapist by forcing the mother to carry his child and raise it? What if she has complications with the pregnancy, so her choice is to carry that one child to term and have no other children, or have an abortion whereby she can then have more children? Would that justify an abortion? What if the mother finds that her employer won't employ her anymore due to the dangers of the work towards pregnant women and their baby? What if the baby will require life long care due to a birth defect, should the mother be required to raise it?
Troglodite Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 7:14 PM

"But isn't that rewarding the rapist..." No, you doofus. Rape is committed to satisfy lust or to exercise power or for some other reason. Among human beings, it is not a deliberate reproductive policy. Let's put it more plainly: the rapist wants to get his rocks off and does care one way or the other whether a kid results.
You know a politician has stepped in it big-time when he feels compelled to produce an ad declaring that "rape is an evil act."

The spot, in which Todd Akin apologizes for using "the wrong words in the wrong way," is part of his penance for saying, in an interview with a St. Louis TV station on Sunday, that "legitimate rape" rarely results in pregnancy because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Akin, a six-term Republican congressman from Missouri who is running for the Senate, has backed away from that...