Isn’t it curious that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, from Indiana, has stated he is against aborting pregnancies conceived in rape, “because it is something God intended to happen.” (This is stated in the Huffington Post, Oct. 24.)
On the other hand, Republican Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin stated that “if it is a legitimate rape that the female body has a way of shutting that down, so she can’t get pregnant.”
I’m confused. We have two Republican candidates who are unsure of exactly what they are talking about. If a woman is raped and she can’t get pregnant, then why would God even bother to get involved? (This information also came from the Huffington Post, same date.)
Maybe the death of the child is acceptable as long as the mother dies too, but then we have to go back to the comment that was made by Todd Akin, so which one of these two is correct? Confusion. How awkward can this get?
Mitt Romney has also endorsed Richard Mourdock, so does he agree with the candidate from Indiana, or is this another case or Romnesia? Mitt Romney is for abortion in certain cases and then he’s against abortion altogether. Is he absolutely sure what he’s doing?
I almost forgot Paul Ryan, who apparently thinks that rape is not only another method of conception, but also an acceptable form of conception. He is pro-life and seems to think a female, no matter what age or what the circumstances, should be forced to give birth.Apparently from the Republican Party’s point of view, women aren’t smart enough to make a decision on what to do in cases of unwanted pregnancies and they need politicians from the far right to make these decisions for them.From a woman’s point of view, do you really want people like this in charge of your life?
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan also want to get rid of Planned Parenthood, which offers comprehensive birth control and services for breast and cervical cancer screenings. These services are for men as well as women and are offered to 50,000 people a year. If Romney and Ryan get their way, all this will be gone. All this information is available under plannedparenthood.org.
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