The no abortion at all position is unpopular until you get the explanation out. Unfortunately, you have to make your voice heard above the roar of a million liberal politicans, media prostitutes, and people who love Planned Parenthood.
Lakin did a poor job of it, but the answer is not to bash him, but to do a better job. Begin with the fact that all abortions kill a human being, and that rape is not the baby’s fault. Continue with the fact that most women who have abortions feel depressed and unhappy about it afterward. No one ever told them that. But horrible as it is to be raped, it’s worse on the woman to abort her child than it would be to give birth to it and adopt it out, if she cannot deal with keeping it.
To be pro life is, contrary to the feminazis, better for unborn babies AND their mothers.
While I agree it is a challenge to get a fair hearing for the pro-life side due to a hopelessly biased media, I still don’t think you’ll ever convince a majority that abortion should be banned in cases of rape even if public discourse was to suddenly become fair.
It may be true that a woman will feel depressed and maybe even regret for aborting a child that came from a rape, but that would have to be balanced against the fact that she’s carrying her rapist’s child. Carrying the child to term and giving it up for adoption is admirable, and maybe the proper moral choice, but pregnancy and child birth carry inherent risks. I wouldn’t try to make a woman take that risk for a child she had no say in the creation of.
It’s a debate that should play out in each state if Roe is ever overtured (or disregarded by the inferior branches of govt).