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The Republican Rape Dilemma

Stephen288 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 1:47 PM
This kind of thinking on the part of Todd Akin, or Richard Mourdock, or Mark Davis, is self-defeating. Whether the categorically, inflexibly pro-life crowd likes it or not, you are in a minority, and it is a shrinking minority. Worse, the "undecided," or "swing" voters who decide the outcome of elections are overwhelmingly ambivalent. They don't like the idea of abortion, but they hate the idea of politicians telling women that they may not terminate a pregnancy, especially after rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. So arguing your strong case based on what you see as God's position, inevitably elects the Democrat who favors unrestricted abortion. Stop talking. Just stop! Let conservatives win back the country.
Pharmer1 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 2:53 PM
Abortion is the tool for concealing rape and incest, and this is established through the lawsuits that planned unparenthood is losing, the 800 audio tracks from Life Dynamics and the many videos from Live Action Films.
Possibly the republican establishment sees utility in the availability of abortion in their own lives, if the exceptions for rape and incest remain. Conservatives, including myself, are walking away from the republicans, and now they have the teaparty. Meanwhile, the number of people calling themselves pro-life is growing.
People will come realize that increased abortion availability has led to increased rape "availability" and will let go of those abortion exceptions.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 3:03 PM
To somehow think that anyone arguing for a rape exception is arguing for rape itself it just flat out ignorance. Please, think some more about it.
Pharmer1 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 3:55 PM
The reality is that abortion is used to conceal the fact of rape. A social policy to provide for the concealment of rape perpetuates and exacerbates rape.
Please think hard about this if you would not like such motivations attached to you.

How many times have you or members of your social and family groups said "I'd tap THAT" or "I'd hit THAT".

THAT is rape talk.

The pathetic thing is that some females have even signed onto THAT. Perhaps THAT's why we have women who think it's OK to kill their babies.
crenkin Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 10:25 PM
Very interesting...my favorite response was that RM should have said abortion for hard cases is ok (less than 5% of all abortions in the US) if liberals agreed that elective abortion for any other reason should be made illegal. I'd even make one more concession: Let the states decide on that issue! Sad to say, most liberals would not even agree to allowing states to decide on whether non-hard-case abortion should be legal or not...the de-facto GOP position since 1980.

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...