Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GOP Debate Question on Rape and Incest Abortion Exceptions

The Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire last night brought no surprises about the candidates views on abortion. What was said was good. I was a little disappointed in what was not said by some of the candidates. A perfect example is Rep. Bachmann's response to the question whether she was comfortable with Tim Pawlenty's opposition to abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

What she said is good, but she could have distinguished herself had she actually answered the question. She evidently either thinks a rape or incest exception is ok, or she doesn't think she can frame the argument in a winning way. Unfortunately nobody else on the stage distinguished themselves on it either.

How would you answer if you were running for president? What about this for an answer.
Rape is a horrible crime, and rape victims deserve our greatest compassion and care. They deserve to not be pushed into compounding the horror of rape with the murder of their unborn babies. I have friends who were conceived in rape. You can't tell me that they deserve to be dead. Let's punish rapists, not their victims or their children. Abortion is, in fact, one of the greatest tools of a sexual abuser, because it lets him cover up his crime, and many abortion businesses will not follow the law and report on an under-aged victim of sexual abuse. Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses cover up rape, incest, and other sexual crimes, enabling the abuse to continue. As President, I will not sign any budget with one penny of funding for Planned Parenthood.
Don't expect that answer this election season, but any of these candidates would at least sign most pro-life legislation--something President Obama clearly won't do.

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Wesley Wilson is the President of Let Me Live, a nonprofit dedicated to saving babies by showing the beauty and value of life to women considering abortion. Please learn more about the Let Me Live pro-life billboard campaign. Donations are tax deductible.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Wesley Wilson said...

Just to follow up, Rick Santorum had a strong answer when he had an opportunity to address the question on Meet the Press.

June 14, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous David Shedlock said...

Thanks for the link to the death pledge. I have written about it here:

http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2011/07/302-women-so-far-promise-to-kill-their-children/

July 6, 2011 at 5:13 AM  

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