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The Republican Rape Dilemma

ricksmom Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 3:54 PM
I am definitely pro-life and if a child is conceived through one's own will to have sex than they must deal with the consequences. However, let's just put it this way: If it God's will for Mourdock to be elected he will be. If it is not God's will he wil not be. I am certainly not wise enough to presume how much a woman in such a position can endure and I am so glad that decision is not up to me. God did not will for that woman/girl to be raped and the resulting child could end up the joy of her life but such a decision should be between her and God does not wish anyone else to anguish her any further. Let God decide if his desire to win that race and let that woman/girl make her own decision.
jfultz Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 6:55 PM
If you believe life begins at conception, you HAVE to believe that ALL abortions are MURDER.
Mark1369 Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 2:28 AM
It becomes plainer if we take out God's will since we don't really know what that is and that is where people get hung up on eliminating abortion. The issue is really the value of life and if we are willing to let people chose to end a life. I don't think I have the moral authority to end a life that isn't threatening to end my life or my families life so I can't imagine abortion being legal. My wife a devout Christian thought abortion was needed and thought that for years. Finally after calm discussion and seeing our granddaughters enter our life she has seen that
life is to valuable to let women decide to end it.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 4:55 PM
No one wishes her more anguish. But since I believe it is NOT a tumo,r it is NOT blob, it IS a child when you say it should be her "choice" it means the same to me as saying she should have the right to end the life of a newborn so it won't cause her any more emotional pain.
Just trying to explain where pro life is coming from not trying to change YOUR mind. Every abortion ends a life. THAT is what I believe. Now how's THAT for anguish.

As Richard Mourdock’s Indiana Senate fate hinges on how voters absorb his views on rape, all conservatives have an opportunity for a look in the mirror.

Just how pro-life do we want to be?

The Mourdock controversy is nothing like Todd Akin’s self-inflicted wound in Missouri, the result of an embrace of just plain bad medical information.

Mourdock is in hot water for accurately (if not particularly skillfully) articulating what God instructs about the life of the unborn.

If he is on politically shaky ground, it is because he had the courage to stand on the...