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Tue, Jan. 24th, 2012, 05:38 pm
Yet Another Vile Spew From The Frothy Mix His Own Bad Self

Perfectly in synch with the announcement that his web site is launching the Conservatives Unite Moneybomb, Rick Santorum has detailed his complete opposition to abortion, even in the case of rape or incest -- and, naturally, it's pure evil:
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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Wed, Jan. 25th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
bayushisan

It is no secret that I'm fairly pro-life, but I have to be honest and say that I'm very conflicted on this issue. I don't know what the right answer is and I don't know what I would do if someone I knew had to make this horrible choice. I don't think getting the government involved in such a personal choice is a good idea (in fact I think that if you're not hurting anyone the government should just stay out of our lives).

Honestly I just don't know.

Wed, Jan. 25th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
alverant

It's good you don't know the right answer. If you don't think the government should be allowed in such a personal choice in the case of rape, then do you think the government should get involved when it's not rape?

Wed, Jan. 25th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
bayushisan

To be honest I really don't think changing the law is a tactic that's working. It hasn't worked for more than thirty years and it shows no sign of working now. I think that minds and attitudes are what need to change.

The pro-life community should be opening clinics and helping women get prenatal care and spending all the money wasted on changing the law on more pro-active things. At least that's what I think these days.

Wed, Jan. 25th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
alverant

I think you're more pro-choice. Being pro-choice is not pro-abortion, it's giving women the choice, free of influence, on whether or not they have an abortion. I don't like abortion either. But in the real world there will be fatal birth defects, unwanted pregnancies, and medical needs. And unless I am the father, I don't think I should have any say in other people's medical choices.

Thu, Jan. 26th, 2012 08:01 am (UTC)
gardnerhill

Not even if you're the father do you get to decide other people's medical choices. Every pregnant woman faces a friggin' laundry list of physical complications and downright dangers that can and do occur between gestation and birth. No one - not me, not you - has the right to make her undergo that if she does not wish to do so - any more than I can force one of my siblings to donate a kidney to me.

Thu, Jan. 26th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
gardnerhill

Again, again, again -

You're not pro-life. The fact that you'd support the CHOICE that other people make, despite being against abortion yourself personally?

That. Automatically. Makes. You. Pro. Fucking. CHOICE.