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Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

TruthSetsUFree Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 10:44 AM
The simple answer to the"rape question" should simply be - two wrongs don't make a right.
Tacitus X Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:03 AM
What about the wrong of forcing a woman to carry a rapist's child against her will? Do you think 3 wrongs make a right?
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:30 AM
The woman's "will" does not trump the baby's right to life.

Rape is a horrendous violation. The rare pregnancy due to rape is a tragic situation. But it doesn't grant the woman the right to shed innocent blood.

Making a woman un-pregnant will not un-rape her. It only adds blood-guilt to the rest of her problems.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 10:48 AM
That's what it boils down to.

It is no more justified to execute a rapist's unborn child for his/her father's crime than to execute a rapist's adult child for his/her father's crime.
Tacitus X Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:42 AM
There are at least two big differences:
1. Unlike an adult, a zygote is incapable of rational thought or self-consciousness.
2. Women are treated after rape not to punish the fetus but to prevent the victim from having to bear the rapist’s child and go through childbirth against her will. Executing an adult child has nothing to do with this whatsoever.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 12:12 PM
1. A person could make a good case that someone who can't grasp the science of how life develops is not capable of rational thought either.

2. You can't weasel out of the fact that aborting a baby because his/her father was a rapist is executing that innocent human being for his/her father's crime. Mere emotion does not trump justice.

Liberal pundits are declaring they have no idea what Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) meant when he referred to “legitimate rape” in an interview this past week. Akin stated, "In cases of legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." It was an awkward, inarticulate statement, but the substance of it was correct. Explaining what he meant since then would be a bit crude, so he has not been able to adequately defend himself. His attackers have used the awkwardness to pounce on him and pretend they don't know what he meant, or