posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 10:38 PM
reply to post by Southern Guardian
Dear Southern Guardian,
My apologies for taking so long to get back to you and for not giving you the information you
wanted instead of the information I wanted to
give. I do have to admit though that I am very mildly irritated by your presumption. Oh well, no matter, let's see if we can clear things up a
Ah yes, the age old argument of "rape doesn't happen that often so we should just ignore it in the abortion debate".
I didn't make
that argument, apparently you thought I did. My argument was that pregnancy following rape was vanishingly rare, far less than 1%, and that the case
of rape shouldn't control the entire discussion. It's not the tail wagging the dog, it's a flea on the tail wagging the dog.
. . . you are truly twisted in the head if you think it's justified to force a woman to go through with pregnancy after she had been raped . .
A very strange position indeed. If you believe there is no human life in the mother, then there is no reason(except for the possibilities
of psychological and physical harm) for her to avoid an abortion.
But what if you believe that there is a human life in the mother as a result of rape? Surely, if anyone in the world is innocent of anything, it is
the child in the womb. Your grounds for killing that child then? Assuming there is no serious risk to the life of the mother, in which case
self-defense is an option, do you off the kid because she might be a nuisance? An expense? A hindrance in some way?
It's also disgusting that people will think to demonize the women in these situations who end up choosing abortions, calling them
I agree to the extent that demonizing any person is a mistake, and for me, a sin. May people disagree with her decision? Of
course, people disagree with other people's decisions all the time.
Do you want to force and imprison raped and molested woman, children, for choosing abortion?
Do I, personally? I don't know. That
possibility seems unlikely enough that I haven't explored it thoroughly. "What do our lawmakers want?" may be a better question.