Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Draft GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion Clause Without
Rape, Incest Exceptions

If you are raped at gunpoint by someone who invaded your home, or if your drunken father forced you as a young woman to have sex, and you got pregnant, the GOP wants you to carry the baby to term. There are no exceptions in the anti-abortion plank being considered in their draft platform, a plank which takes the form of a "Human Life Amendment" to the Constitution.

This is so manifestly inhumane that I don't know what to say. Even the consistently anti-abortion GOP has in the past made exceptions for rape or incest; to make those exceptions is a matter of common human decency. Apparently, basic human kindness is no longer a part of the Republican make-up.

The nut-jobs have taken over the GOP. If they win, they will do their damnedest to force women to carry a rapist's child...

Make sure they don't win.

(H/T Pema Levy of TPM.)

AFTERTHOUGHT: our mainstream media continues to disappoint. The CNN article's hed is "First on CNN: GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platform." There is no acknowledgment that the platform is not tough... it is cruel. There's not even a "he-said-she-said" or "GOPers-said-Dems-said" part of the article, as one has come to expect from the MSM. The entire article is about GOP reactions, GOP platform history, GOP presidential candidate history, GOP, GOP, GOP... Good show, CNN. You didn't even give the story to a woman reporter; I suppose she might not have provided the slant you wanted. Or maybe all your women reporters refused to write it. Or maybe your executives, like some GOPers in Congress, believe the issue is none of a woman's business...

1 comment:

  1. Something horrific I hadn't really considered. Apparently 30% of known victims of rape who become pregnant will give birth to the rapist's baby. And rapists can get child visitation rights.



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