If Mourdock loses the election, he can take comfort in knowing it was all part
of God's plan.The problem with that rationale is that every
thing that happens becomes part of God's plan. Mourdock fails to consider
that if a woman has an abortion, thst, too, is God's plan (so his
opposition to abortion is unfounded). It's the universal excuse that
absolves us of any responsibility for anything.
David King: I would agree with you, if that's what he meant. And,
frankly, I give him, and you if you believe the same, more respect than those
who believe that abortion is not okay unless there is rape, incest, or the
health of the mother is involved. I have invited a couple posters whom I
believe to be conservative to explain why "murder," as I believe those
posters have called abortion in the past, is okay when a child is conceived by
rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at stake. Strangely, I
haven't gotten that explanation. The invitation still exists for anyone
who wants to defend that position. But as I suspected, I didn't get a
response from "you know who you are."
I ask those offended by Richard Murdock's comments a question: If a woman
is raped and chooses to carry the baby and deliver it, what is the value of that
life? To be sure, any decision made at that point is tragic and terribly
difficult, and I have no idea what I would do personally, but what if the woman
decides to have the baby? At what point are you willing to tell that child his
or her life is offensive and only a result of sexist thinking, and it was never
God's will that he or she lived?It's a sad state of
society we're in, when someone says that life born out tragedy is still of
value (although they express it poorly) and they are immediately dismissed as
kooky or off the wall. What if ALL human life has value, and we shouldn't
be so quick to dismiss that value because the circumstances of their conception
was tragic, or they are a civilian living in the range of a drone strike, or
because they are elderly or sick?
You personally endorsed this guy mitt. I saw the ad run this morning on tv. I
don't imagine you would have done it knowing what he would say, but now
it's the albatross around your neck. It's rather pungent, and you
can't run away from it.
Why, He's just touting the official Republican Party line:"Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the
Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm
that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be
infringed""We support a human life amendment to the
Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth
Amendment's protections apply to unborn children."=======In other words;No abortions, Ever, Not for any reason, Not under ANY circumstance.No exceptions.Just like his thoughts of God intended.
They've lost their sense of morality.
What is it that these republican men don't understand about rape? Oh
yeah, the woman or girl.