I find the term Rape isn't an EXCUSE a little repulsive.
It makes it sound like it's something as simple as wanting to get out of class early.
I think the word REASON might at least add more weight to such an important decision.
Look, I'm of the view that having a solid no stance is just as illogical as a yes in all circumstances.
History has proven that rape can be used during a war/takeover as a means to ethnically cleanse by the invaders.
In Scotland during the 1300s it was LAW for the English nobles to have first conjugal rights to a Scotmans wife on the wedding night, as a means to
breed out the Scottish.
I'm sure even though it was LEGAL by law, didn't mean that the scottish brides weren't raped.
So in the case of LEGALISED RAPE would it have been okay for a scottish woman to abort a nobles pregnancy, especially when it was designed especially
to ethnically cleanse and breed out the Scot?
I bring this point up to illustrate how a NO abortion, in all instances, could be the end of certain cultures by an invading tyrannical force.
Would it be okay for a woman to have an abortion in this instance?
Jeez, we wouldn't need politics and the diplomatic system at all to bring nations together.
Just go in and rape all the women and soon the next generation would be the spawn of the master race.
I don't think I've explained this point as well or as indepth as I would like, but I'm just trying to highlight that with tunnel vision on the
abortion issue, ie: no abortion under any circumstance, it could be exploited as some point in the future for a means a lot bigger than just in the
present context of today.
Edited to add my last point....Maybe a journalist should run this scenario past Sarah Palin and then see what she says.
[edit on 22-10-2008 by Flighty]