Skip to comments.'I Wish Mitt Romney Would Meet People Like Me,' Rape Conceived Pro-Lifer Says
Posted on 09/16/2012 4:56:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) recent "legitimate rape" gaffe has brought greater scrutiny to the issue of whether pro-lifers should support abortions for women who get pregnant after getting raped. While the Republican Party platform does not include a rape exception, the Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, supports a rape exception. In a Saturday interview with The Christian Post, Ryan Bomberger, a pro-life activist who was carried to term and given up for adoption after his mother was raped, said Romney and other politicians who hold that view should meet with people like him.
"I wish politicians like Mitt Romney would actually connect with a tangible real-life example of the possibility that resulted from a choice of life instead of a choice of death," Bomberger said.
Bomberger believes that Akin's comments were "unfortunate," because he allowed "himself to get sucked into that typical thing" where "they use the extreme cases to justify all the other cases."
"The reality is," Bomberger added, "I wish Mitt Romney would meet people like me ... and understand that it's more than just a one percent fringe case and we can just immediately write them off, because the assumption is always that abortion is the natural follow-up to a rape."
Bomberger was speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. While at the conference, he had spoken to three women who shared that they had gotten pregnant after being raped. Two of them gave up the child for adoption while the third kept and parented her child.
"These are stories that are worth hearing, but the abortion activists don't want to hear that side of things," Bomberger argued. "They don't want to hear from an actual woman's perspective who has been through that ... . I'm able to speak from a perspective of someone who was given life despite my mom's traumatic experience."
Bomberger also pointed out that, while there was "uproar" over Akin's "legitimate rape" comments, Roe v. Wade (1973), the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, is based upon an illegitimate rape, because the plaintiff, Norma McCorvey, lied about being raped in order to get the court to hear the case.
"They should be upset about that, but, of course, you don't hear pro-abortion activists being upset about that," Bomberger complained.
Akin's controversial remarks came in an interview aired on Aug. 19. He said that a "legitimate rape" rarely results in a pregnancy because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." He later apologized and said he misspoke.
Bomberger is the co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, which is, according to its website, "an educational life-affirming organization that tackles social issues in the context of God-given purpose."
I wish supposed pro lifers would worry half as much about Obama demanding taxpayer funded abortion on demand up to birth being written into the 2012 Democrat party platform as they do about Romney not being perfectly 100% pure.
Why is it Republicans are always at the center of the abortion issue? Does anyone not think that there just may be democrats who are pro life too?
Hey Ryan, take your question to Obama, he's the guy in charge.......
There are no Democrats who are pro-life.
You don't know that because the MSM has never questioned them........
Ah Lord Haw Haw still hanging out here I see.
Sorry but as one of the founding members of “Conservative for the Re-election of President 0bama” (CREEP0} posters your posts lack any sort of intellectual honesty or merit
Sorry you candidate of choice lost the 2012 GOP nomination. Get over it.
No it wasn't. But I know never point out the truth to a CREEPO. Never point out the the absurdity of their pro Obama lies. They simply cannot handle hearing the truth about their god Obama.
...and why risk dividing your own party when your goal is to divide the GOP?
In a contest between Obama-the-baby-killer and Mitt on abortion it isn’t even close.
We all know Mitt “evolved” on this issue. He is now the nominee. We have no choice if we want a chance to get rid of Obama-the-baby-killer.
He and his party are rabidly pro-abortion for any reason, any time before birth. All paid for by taxpayers.
It is too bad that Mitt adopts the rape exception.
But, you know — any politician who doesn’t risks negative ads that could be rather damaging among the uniformed —> “Mitt Romney would FORCE a raped woman to bear the child of her attacker!”
Repeated over and over, showing disturbing photos of distraught women.
The number of abortions due to rape are less than one percent.
Most of us pro-lifers would like to see a 99 percent reduction in abortion.
hold mr. romney’s feet to the fire on protecting the unborn. support the man the republican elite wants to “murder” at akin.org.
I have never understood the “rape exception” argument.
In the first place, if you are really pro-life, WHY are you pro-life?
If the answer is — “Because I believe that abortion kills an innocent human being”... then this begs the next question -— Why is killing an innocent human being evil in one case but not the other?
I guess the answer to that would be this -— Because in the case of rape and incest, the mother was FORCED to conceive whereas in the case of the others, the conception was unintentional and the sex voluntary...
Well, the next obvious question is this -— Why is killing the baby in the case of rape the only option? Society does not have to FORCE the woman to be the mother of the baby conceived from rape. What about ADOPTION? What about Orphanages? Why do people never even consider these options anymore?
“”All the while, in ANY court of law (including the liberal Ninth Circuit) “Myth” Romney would be convicted (over and over again) for a career of being a ...
“Pathological Political Liar”.
If it’s against the law to lie, why isn’t obozo tried in your court of law???
Must be some great stuff you’re smoking!
Akin is not alone in saying dumb things. And since the ‘smart’ people have to keep telling Missouri voters just how big a loser Akin is, I am going to remind people about the GOP nominee for president. Wonder now, since one of the broken record complaints against Akin is that Claire funded his campaign, seems really rather strange given all the money already spent on our nominee. Who do people think ‘OccupyWallStreet’ was alll about, and how many liberals showed up and voted in Republican primaries.... Shallow shallow silly silly peoples.
“I have never understood the rape exception argument.”
Oh, nether do I accept the rape exception.
I am 100 percent pro-life and have written quite a bit about this topic for 30 years.
A human being conceived by rape is just as human as anyone.
I am just saying that I can understand a politician who needs to get elected taking the rape exception to avoid the attack ads.
We really need to get Obama out.
If we can say: OK, so let’s have an exception for rape. That leaves 99 percent of other abortions that should be stopped. IF we we have a shot at saving 99 out of a hundred people, shouldn’t we try?
There are no “Pro Life Democrats”. The Democratic party is adamantly in favor of murdering babies any time.
One may call themselves “pro-life”, but in order to support the Democratic Party they must abandon any commitment to opposition of abortion.
A “Pro-Life Democrat” has the same credibility as a “Pro-Chastity Playboy Bunny”.
The idea is that the suffering of a woman who is pregnant by rape is far greater than that of a woman with an unwanted pregnancy by consensual sex.
The pregnancy could well seem like a nine months constant continuation of the attack.
For that nine months at least, the woman must be the mother of the unborn child, and even after birth motherhood is not simply erased by giving the child for adoption.
And there is the confusion, because pregnancy resulting from rape is an abominable thing, that the child itself is an abominable thing.
August 27, 2012
PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?
ROMNEY: "No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. Im in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother."
Sorry but as one of the founding members of Conservative for the Re-election of President 0bama (CREEP0} posters your posts lack any sort of intellectual honesty or merit
Sorry you candidate of choice lost the 2012 GOP nomination. Get over it.
As someone who has just recently and very grudgingly "switched" to the ABO side, I nevertheless feel compelled to point out how utterly unconvincing and stupid this argument is. Do you *really* think it's going to convince anybody to vote for Romney?