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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
If I might make an observation?
Original Title: Richard Mourdock: Even pregnancy from rape something "God intended"
OP's re-typing of title: Richard Mourdock: God intends women to get raped!
Mourdock's actual words in story:
In a Tuesday night debate with his Democratic rival and a Libertarian candidate for one of Indiana's U.S. Senate seats, Republican candidate Richard Mourdock suggested that pregnancies resulting from rape are "something that God intended to happen," despite the "horrible situation" from which they derived.
I can't help but think this is a time where the choice of wording means everything to how the meaning is interpreted. Hmmmm.....
Originally posted by spinalremain
Reply to post by LiveEquation
I heard what he said before this thread even existed.
Yes, what he said indeed sounded awful. I'm just playing Devil's advocate though.
Ask yourself 1 important question.
Do you believe in your heart that this man truly believes that God wants women to be raped? Or is it perhaps more likely that in defense of being so pro-life that he said the wrong thing?
He apologized today and reiterrated that he believes all life is sacred and that he didn't mean for people to infer that he believes his God is a rapist.
If some of us are going to fault Limbaugh and Hannity for twisting words and taking things out of context, then those same people faulting the two above guys need to play by the same rules. It's not OK when they twist words and it's not OK when your side does it either. That's what this is all about isn't it? Sides?
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Mitt believes that life begins at conception and wishes that the laws of our nation reflected that view...Mitt supports the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions. As president, he will end federal funding for abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood...The compassionate instincts of this country should not be silent in the face of injustices like China’s One-Child policy
Originally posted by strafgod
Reply to post by campanionator
Is it extreme to have faith and believe life is a gift given by god regardless how its conceived? Or.. Is it extreme that he doesn't want rape victims to abort their babies?
I dont know much about this topic other than the twisted interpretation of what this man said, explain what it is that makes him "extreme".
about abortion, if you ask me id say do whatever you want, it doesn't concern me but isn't the baby also a victim of rape? abort the rapist not the victims :p
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Originally posted by windword
So do you want to legislate the man's consent into law? How for does that go? Does a rapist or incestuous family member get a say? What about forcing a woman to track down her "one night stand?" What if the woman isn't sure who the father is, should she get mulitple consent forms signed? Should this legislation apply only to married couples?
So what if many people feel the same way? Many people feel mixed races shouldn't marry too. We don't legislate based on feelings or personal religious beliefs.
Originally posted by Ghost375
No, he clearly says that if a woman gets raped, God intended for that rape to happen.....
You can spin it however you want...but he still said that.
"I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God," Mourdock said. "And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
reply to post by LiveEquation
Was that Sarcasm? or were you really saying that God approves of incest and hence forbids abortion on incest?
So the baby created is god's will, but the act of rape was satan's?
Then again, just looking at them both, mom and baby, as victims, it behooves us as a society to protect the sentient life regardless of the act. If the mom cannot deal with raising the child, then she can give it up for adoption.
Republicans drafting their party's official policy platform on Tuesday ratified a call for a Constitutional ban on abortion that makes no exceptions for rape or incest.
The vote to endorse the party's long-standing opposition to abortion and support for a "human life amendment" took place at a meeting of the GOP's official platform committee in Tampa, the site of next week's Republican National Convention.
The party's official stance on abortion was approved after just a few minutes of discussion.
Originally posted by olaru12
The hypocritical mind set I see in folks who believe like
Richard Mourdock is that when a woman is raped and gets pregnant it's God's will but if it happened to themselves or a member of their families it's "the work of the devil and they are being spiritually attacked"....
manipulating and twisting the word of God to fit THEIR dogmatic and selfish ideology; all the while bragging that they take the Bible literally.
edit on 24-10-2012 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)