Skip to comments.Ron Paul Tells CNN’s Piers Morgan Only “Honest Rape” Warrants An Abortion. (Honest Rape?)
Posted on 02/05/2012 6:59:20 PM PST by mnehringEdited on 02/05/2012 7:06:55 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
During an appearance on CNNs Piers Morgan, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul was asked whether as a man with daughters and granddaughters, Rep. Paul (R-TX) thinks that abortion is warranted if a woman has been impregnated by a rapist.
If its an honest rape, Paul replied, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, I would give them a shot of estrogen. He claimed, however, that if a woman is seven months pregnant and says that she was raped, Its a little bit of a different story. Source
Love your tagline, but, just as an FYI; there is no such word as “irregardless”. If you think about it, if there was such a word, it would mean the same thing as the standard word, “regardless”. Just sayin’......
“Who said anything about imprisonment??”
How do you expect to force rape victims to carry their attackers seed to term withOUT it?
Look, it's very simple. If you want to outlaw abortion and allow for an abortion/incest exception, you have to wrap up your dealings with the rapist before you can do the abortion.
I hope you understand that.
We might need to bring him back several times to do various tests just to make sure we have not got a false positive, or that he's got a twin, or triplet, or whatever. It could take months before we get to the point where he can be positively identified and then executed.
So, what if we made a mistake, and it's not his kid in there ~ our prohibition on abortion would apply. He might get off eh! Everybody walks away alive. However, if rape is a crime worth killing somebody, then we must logically kill the rapist first!
but I have no problem with a woman getting treatment
Honest rape? So that leads to an honest abortion? We can all feel better that everything is honest now.
Although I feel your question is simply antagonistic I will answer it.
Women deserve loving support after abortion. Instead, many feel pressured to abort their child. There are countless stories relaying this same theme over & over: the victim is made to feel she shouldn’t want such a child, that it is expected of her to abort, and that the victim then becomes, in her mind, a murder. These women typically feel even more isolated following the abortion & don’t seek help because they perceive that something is wrong with them for feeling bad about killing their child. Tragic.
Large numbers of women who abort after rape report that coping with the rape was far easier than dealing with the abortion.
You really should seek to educate yourself on this. These children have a right to live just as much as you do. Who exactly do you think you are to say otherwise?
So abortion is treatment??
Sorry, but rape is not the baby’s fault. It is wrong to kill a baby in any circumstances. Rape is a terrible thing, but it won’t make the mother feel any better to get raped and then to kill her own baby. Most mothers who abort their children, even if they have been brainwashed by libs and think it’s OK, feel terribly depressed about it afterwards.
The best solution is to have the child and if the mother decides that she cannot bring the child up, then to adopt it out.
Ron Paul is a moral idiot.
wasting your time arguing with zealots. If my wife were raped there’s no way she’d keep that baby. (we have 3 kids). You can be pro life and still understand a woman not wanting to carry a child conceived through a violent rape.
Sure you are not an alterPaul supporter.(eye roll)
alterPaul knows as much about the founding and Constitution as Fred Phelps knows about the Bible.
There have been many and myself included that have posted dozens of links to alterPauls own words that back up his delusion.
I am not doing it again, alterPaul supporters are not interested.
Do you think a rape victim should be forced to carry her child to term ? have you ever been raped and how do feel about condoms or the pill?
Hey in my “perfect world” rapists would be executed, and it would not take months or years.
If you were given a choice between abortion on demand remaining completely legal, even at tax payer expense or abortion being outlawed but with rape being one of very few exceptions, in which case the rape victim would be offered the “morning after pill” only once, in the ER once the rape is confirmed by a medical doctor and that was her only opportunity.....you would choose the first or the second scenario?
Most people would not vote to outlaw abortion in all cases, including rape. I think abortion is evil. I would even advise my daughter to bear the child if she was raped. It would be the right thing to do. However, I don’t think I have a right to force her to keep a child conceived by rape.
I know many FReepers are absolutely dead set against abortion in all circumstances, and they believe government should protect every child at the moment of conception. But it’s wrong, in my opinion, to demonize everyone who agonizes over the extreme cases, like rape. At least have the honesty to admit administering an injection immediately after a rape is not the exact same circumstance as aborting a 7 month old fetus (like Ron Paul was pointing out).
Fortunately, my family has never faced this particular dilemma. I’d also vote for any law that outlawed abortion except in cases of rape or incest. That would be a far, far cry better than what we have now, and I wouldn’t sit the vote out because the law wasn’t pure enough.
Ok.....you are placed in a position of power over rape victims. You try to counsel them in love (as I believe you would) but some are simply not going to make the choice that you want them to make.
What do you do with them?
Nothing. Abortion is legal. What more could I do??
lynn4303: “This board use to be rich with good honest political discussion.”
Yes! Let’s say people actually started discussing why they believe what they believe rather than calling everyone else nutjobs. Might they convince others to change their opinions? Seems possible.
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