Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation. [Emphasis mine.]A gift.
A gift bestowed upon a woman by her rapist.
Making the best of a bad situation.
Oh, and he says that “it’s not a matter of religious values” that you should accept God's loving gift of being impregnated by your rapist.
This is the closest I have come in a long time to wanting, really wanting, to commit violence upon another human being. I find myself flashing through dozens of possible, horrible things that could happen to Rick Santorum, none of which would be enough to balance the callous, soulless disregard he has for women's sexuality, choices, freedom, health, their very lives.
This man should be ashamed to show his face in public.
Instead, he's running for President of the United States.
What was that, Sinclair Lewis...?
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