The ridiculously backwards and small thinking of right-wing Republicans related to rape keeps popping up this season. Now it's Indiana State Senate candidate Richard Mourdock who has said that pregnancy that results from rape is what god intended (his rationale for why there should not be exception - I guess at least he's admitting that rape can result in pregnancy, unlike his predecessor in the rape comment mishaps, Todd Akin).
Where do these people come from? How can they continue to be elected and put forward as candidates for the Republican party?
And, I forgot to mention that Romney has endorsed this guy.
And to think that these people are being taken seriously by so many people.
Don't forget Congressman Nutjob Joe Walsh who recently said that women just do not die from complications arising from pregnancy--hence no need for an exception for the life of the mother.
pro-birth, not pro-life
This guy fought like hell to get out of paying child support for his own kids...
Mourdock is a moron and who knows what Romney is based on his flip flopping. Maybe today Romney is a moron if he endorses Mourdock and tomorrow maybe he is not a moron if he drops Mourdock. You have to watch daily to see which way Romney goes on any particular day.
Speaking as a non-American, I have to say that some of your politicians make ours look like beacons of civilisation and intelligence :snort:
Not sure where some idiotic ideas come from, but I do know rape doesn't come from the Almighty God! Any god! Wellllll--- unless you want to count a heinous underworld of thought roving through people these days!
They come from a right-wing propoganda machine. It doesn't really matter whether these things are true or not, once they are spoken they become part of the fabric of people's thinking (even if they are later disavowed). These ideas: that "legitimate" rape almost never leads to pregnancy; that the health of the woman is basically never a real reason to abort; that even a pregnancy that results from rape is god's will all contribute to the idea that abortion is never really necessary, that rape is a female fantasy (esp. when her body doesn't magically shut down to prevent a pregnancy), and that women lie to get what they want. The end goal is to make abortion illegal, at all costs. It's similar to the anti-welfare propoganda, which has Americans believing that all welfare recipients are fat, lazy idiots who just sit around drinking beer, doing drugs, watching TV, and waiting to be served their huge welfare check so they can live a life of leisure.
Mourdock will soon find that his political career will disintegrate almost as quickly as his decision to say such things.
Where do these men get their education? It is appalling to know there are people in this world who are candidates for any office with such backwards asinine politics.
This comment about rape has got to be the dumbest comment of all time. I also want to note going forward, I have mentioned several time I do not have any faith, I do not believe in God or any religion.
But there are many people here and around the world that disagree with me and I truly respect them and their choices.
Now having said that, the religious people I know all believe that their God/creator is in charge of their destiny. When something bad happens they will say "they do not know why but it was Gods will". When things are great it too was Gods will and they will say how" they are truly blessed". Now with that knowledge we can look ate the Senators statement about a pregnancy happening as a result of a rape was Gods will. If I a non believer understood what the man said, it is clear everyone else knows too. Whether is is for or against abortion or anything else is immaterial and a different debate.
I do want to make one point on Roe V Wade.I do not think the Supreme Court will ever overturn their own decision on this, even it was full of conservatives. The country will not allow it. This is a divisive issue best left alone. Opinions on both sides are very strong. To address it will start rallies and marches that I promise will not be civil and in fact will become riots. Those people on the bench are too smart to let the country turn on itself like that.
Thank you for a very reasonable assessment, AV.
The problem I have is that while pubicly proclaiming their belief that everything is "God's will" these people are actively working to influence laws that affect other people who do not believe that.
If that is your belief, go and praise God in church.
But do not pretend to speak for the majority of Americans.
It is NOT God's will to make teenage girls who get raped and pregnant by their fathers or uncles or brothers into criminals.
As to not overturning Roe v. Wade.
The SCOTUS decided CItizens United. That shows how completely bought and paid for they are.
DOn't kid yourself that overturning Roe v. Wade is the ultimate goal here. And two Romney SCOTUS appointees would definitely help.
Meantime, just look at the number of restrictions that have happened at the state level since the tea party swept into governors' offices in 2010:
It's real. It's frightening.
http://www.guttmacher.org/graphics/2012 … ns2012.gif
Thanks, I thought it was something people missed out on. Everyone politically these days take everything out of context and spin it to promote an agenda. I am so tired of it.
AS for the guys politics on abortion, I really was not trying to defend him ro prosecute him. I was just pointing out what I believe he said.
I would like to see the report that goes with that chart. Honestly, abortion is not a topic I follow strongly. I would like to see all these state programs and actions. Just looking to keep up . LOL
First of all, God needs to be left out of politics 100% and just that is way too much to ask for. Roe V Wade will never be overturned.
Things like abortion, gay marriage, marijuanna, they're all side arguments used to persuade each party and it happens every election. (I think) If you think these candidates are going to anything about these issues you may have your hopes too high. Then again I guess we'll see what happens once Obama is re-elected..
Holy crap... What education system were they raised from?
So in other words they are calling "rape" as God's will as well?
Hmmm... I think they need to role play in the shoes of a victim and then makes laws.
With all this far right insanity, I can't imagine any women voting for Romney/Ryan! What concerns a woman's body or health should be HER decision! Not some OLD GUY elected official or government!
"Pregnancy Caused by Rape is God's Will" - Wow. What an immoral, ignorant and insulting thing to say. If he's a politician, I really feel sorry for you guys in the US.
Well I was POSITIVE I had already replied to this... but no, just more redundancy in the political forum here on Hubpages.
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