Mike is being fairly restrained for his personality. You are mistaking deadly seriousness for flippancy. Rape is an act of violence and women suffer for years from the memories of the event. The death penalty has historically been applied to this crime. But Mike's distinction between innocent and guilty is crucial. Also, his point about the selfishness of those who argue for abortion and against the death penalty is cogent. Our major loss has been the loss of the distinction between guilty and innocent.