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To: muawiyah
I'm 100% pro-life, and so is Kelly. And I certainly don't believe that every terrible thing that happens to people, including rape-induced pregnancy, is because "God intended it". It is not God's will that evil people do bad things to others. At least that is what my faith teaches.

The proper questions are: what is the moral thing for the person so affected to do about it, what role should government in a free society have in influencing or limiting that decision, and under which circumstances may the state exercise such power? These are not easy questions, nor are there easy answers - no matter how passionately we may feel about the subject.

23 posted on 10/24/2012 12:20:29 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
"The proper questions are: what is the moral thing for the person so affected to do about it, what role should government in a free society have in influencing or limiting that decision, and under which circumstances may the state exercise such power? These are not easy questions, nor are there easy answers - no matter how passionately we may feel about the subject."

Good questions and beyond Mourdock's tin ear for being drawn into his response. Yes, his statement was twisted. Yes, the media is hostile. All of this should have been known and anticipated in advance. The playing field isn't level and Republican candidates have to think before they reply. Also, the troubling questions you allude to above, such as does the state lock up and restrain a mother who intends to abort a baby conceived in rape? Does the state charge a mother who aborts under these circumstances with murder? Each question and answer raises new challenges and the power of the state.

26 posted on 10/24/2012 12:40:31 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: andy58-in-nh

Kelly has an exception ~ she is not RTL. Sorry ~ them’s the rules.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: andy58-in-nh
NOTE: Not everybody is a Calvinist ~ but Calvinists ARE Calvinists. They have an entirely different basis for their analysis than you do and use language in different ways that are frequently not understood by non-Calvinists.

Indiana is filled to the gunnals with Calvinists of all sorts!

They have their arguments for why God permits or does what He does ~

31 posted on 10/24/2012 4:31:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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